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The degree in Languages is aimed at students who are passionate about languages and communication between people and organizations in an increasingly globalized world. A degree in languages aims to prepare undergraduate students to be able to build a deep understanding of a culture based on their individual language and literature, using both oral and written forms of expression.

Gaining a deep knowledge of a foreign language helps students understand and value cultural diversity, helps build connections between societies, and makes the world a smaller and more open place to live.

A language degree is the study of a chosen language to improve proficiency and understanding. It generally lasts 4 years. Most universities will offer different languages, including French, English, Spanish, Italian, German and Russian, among others, for use in international professional contexts.

Most universities will offer degree programs in several commonly spoken and lesser-used languages. Alternatively, they may learn a lesser-known foreign language, or an ancient language, gaining a good entry into a specialized field of work, such as translation, interpretation, business or archaeology.

Language learners can write, speak, read and listen in one or more foreign languages at an advanced level. It is possible to study more than one language as part of a joint honors degree or to study a language in conjunction with another subject entirely.

The languages offered will vary between universities, as will the combinations of joint honors degrees, so it is important to check with the institution of your choice before applying. The composition of the language degree will vary between different languages and different institutions.

One of the greatest attractions of a language degree is the stay abroad.  Depending on the university, Bachelor of Arts programs often provide the opportunity to study abroad, allowing for further advancement of language skills.

Students will travel to the country where their language of study is natively spoken to immerse themselves in the culture and further develop their language skills. Students can work abroad or continue their studies at a local university; this will usually depend on what their university offers.

Some programs also allow students to combine language studies with other disciplines such as history, political science or international affairs.

What Does a Language Graduate Do ?

Language graduates can move to different sectors because of the transferable skills they have acquired. One of the most popular careers is teaching, either teaching the chosen language or teaching English as a second language.

Another common career path for language graduates is translation and interpretation, as linguists, in the area of industry and foreign trade, as historians, in the area of research and more. However, these are not the only career options available to language students.

Other industries that welcome language graduates include the media, public relations, finance, banking, tourism, consulting, or working internationally with a charity or as part of an international business.

The communication skills acquired during a language degree are highly sought after by many employers and can be applied in many sectors.

Subjects Included in the Free Language Program

The courses explore a wide range of fields including: literature, film, critical theory, history, philosophy, linguistics, politics and ethics, among others, of the country associated with the chosen language. Again, this will vary between courses and modules, which can be selected according to individual student interests.

Some Countries and Universities Where You Can Study for Free

  • Spain
  • United States
  • United Kingdom
  • Lithuania
  • Latvia
  • Jordan

Some Universities Where You Can Study for Free

Degree in Applied Languages

  • Pompeu Fabra University
  • Barcelona, Spain.

Language studies (with honors)

  • The Open University UK
  • United Kingdom

Bachelor of Arts in Language Studies with English and Spanish (with honors)

  • The Open University UK
  • United Kingdom

Bachelor of Arts in Language Studies with French and German (with honors)

  • The Open University UK
  • United Kingdom

Degree in English Language and Translation

  • Al-Ahliyya Amman University
  • Amman, Jordan

Bachelor of Arts in English for Specific Purposes and the Second Foreign Language

  • Mykolas Romeris University
  • Vilnius, Lithuania

Degree in Portuguese and Brazilian Studies

  • University of Salamanca
  • Salamanca, Spain

Degree in Languages and Intercultural Communication

  • Ventspils University of Applied Sciences
  • Ventspils, Latvia

Degree in Modern Languages

  • University of Northern Arizona
  • Flagstaff, United States

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish

  • Aquinas School
  • Grand Rapids, United States

Studies in Different Academic Levels

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