ENGLISH PHILOLOGY

BA PROGRAMME

Admission

Will begin on
April 19, 2022

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About the programme

If you want to be well prepared to face the challenges of a highly competitive job market, study English Philology – practical profile of the undergraduate studies in English. Opole University in cooperation with local companies and business organisations have created an innovative programme that allows the undergraduates to link their academic growth with practical application of knowledge and skills in business settings. Students learn how to function in an international manufacturing company by developing their skills in analysis, planning, management, economics, or IT. They learn to use English in speech and writing at C1 level of CEFR for languages. The programme comprises several business subjects, such as project managemenet, change management, international commerce and trade law, business negotiations, or business relationships, to name a few.

 BA studies finish with a BA defense and a BA degree.

Specialities

Being a student of English Philology, you choose one of the following specialities. Each semester you have at least one speciality course belonging strictly to your field of interest. Apart from that, all students learn practical English at C1 level,  linguistics, British, Irish and American literature, history and culture.

English and Cultural Studies

The undergraduates of English Philology with English and Culture speciality possess deepened knowledge of socio-cultural aspects of English speaking countries and can communicate in socio-cultural settings using English at an advanced C1 level of CEFR for languages.

English and Spanish

The undergraduates of English Philology with English and Spanish speciality possess general knowledge of Spanish culture and can communicate in business settings using both foreign languages.

Translation Studies

The undergraduates of English Philology with Translation Studies speciality have general education in liberal arts. Their command of oral and written English is at C1 level of CEFR for languages. They possess deepened knowledge of translation and interpreting.

Business English

The undergraduates of English Philology with Business English speciality are well prepared to face the challenges of a highly competitive job market. They learn to use English at C1 level of CEFR for languages. They also gain general knowledge of business world in order to communicate in business settings using English.

English and Chinese

The undergraduates of English Philology with English and Chinese speciality are educated in liberal arts as well as gain knowledge of the literature, culture and general linguistics of English at C1 level of CEFR for languages. The university courses in Chinese language and culture guide students to their command of Chinese at A2 level.

 

Medical English

The specialisation is aimed at students who want to relate their future career with medicine or pharmaceutical professions and wish to enhance their medical vocabulary and idioms. Their command of oral and written English is at C1 level of CEFR for languages. The undergraduates of English Philology with Medical English may seek employment in the medical and pharmaceutical facilities.

The Structure of the Programme

Apart from general English subjects meant to develop the students’ practical language skills, most semesters consist of a course in linguistics starting with Introduction to Linguistics, through Phonology, Morphology, Syntax and Semantics, and Pragmatics – a course in literature and at least one speciality subject. Additionally, the students are taught about learning strategies, history of the USA and Great Britain, as well as  they exercise their debating and public speaking skills. The last two semesters of the programme are largely comprised of the undergraduate seminar courses whose purpose is to lead you through the process of writing your bachelor’s thesis.

Advantages of the Programme

As a result of the three-year-long study of English Philology, apart from earning a Bachelor of Arts degree, you will become a highly trained professional communicator. As English is the language of instruction, high levels of proficiency in English are expected to be achieved. A variety of practice-oriented courses fosters such skills as adaptability, creativity, criticality and collaboration in group settings. Depending on the specialty and courses of your choice, you can become suited to perform various jobs in different fields.