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BAFrench and German (Linguistic Studies)

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

Combining French with German gives you the opportunity of studying two neighbouring European cultures and their hugely important languages. Studying French and German at Southampton offers you real insights into the cultures and societies of the larger French- and German-speaking worlds, and sharpens your understanding of their commonalities and differences.

It is also possible to study German ab initio in combined honours courses and with our accelerated language stages you will reach graduate-level language competence. Strong candidates with grade A in French A level but no previous knowledge of German will be considered for accelerated undergraduate-level German language courses.

In the BA French and German (Linguistic Studies) degree, your language learning is complemented by modules in linguistics. Linguistics describes an approach to the study of language which involves detailed, principled (sometimes termed ‘scientific’) analysis. The scope of linguistics is broad and varied, accommodating many different facets of language structure, language use, language change, language acquisition, and language teaching. In linguistics modules you will have the opportunity to explore many of these subfields of linguistics, from the ‘nuts and bolts’ of language (such as the articulations of the mouth involved in speech, and the principles underlying the structure of sentences), to how its properties are acquired as a first language and as a second language; from how language varies according to its speakers, to the social contexts in which discourse is embedded.

In linguistics option modules on the BA French and German (Linguistic Studies) degree course, you will study linguistics from a general perspective, examining concepts and theories that extend across the languages of the world. You will also study linguistics from the perspective of French and German specifically, in modules such as “The Making of Modern French”, “Exploring French Linguistics”, “Literacy as Social Practice in the French-speaking World”, “Introduction to German Linguistic Studies”, “Language and Society in the German-speaking World”, and “Language and the City”

Programme structure

In year one you will be allocated to a stage of language proficiency in our unique system of seven language levels. This is designed to place you at the stage most appropriate to develop your spoken and written skills, enabling you to make rapid progress.

A special unit in year two will prepare you for your year abroad in year three, and for the academic work you will complete during this year.

If your programme allows you to choose free electives, you can also take a credit bearing language module. These are split into seven stages, from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level. Please consult with your home department as to any regulations concerning module options.

Career opportunities

Employability is embedded into course modules from the first year onwards, right from the first lecture. The university carefully explains the skills being taught and offer a number of optional employability modules.

Your specialist skills in intercultural communication, listening and language will be highly valued by employers.

A year abroad gives you the chance to achieve something away from education-centred activity, such as gaining relevant work experience to help form your future plans. With many employers now expecting extracurricular or voluntary experience, this can prove vital.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States