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Language Consultancy Program - English Specialization

Despite being welcomed by some and criticized by others, it cannot be denied that English today functions as a global lingua franca, being far more world wide in its distribution than all other spoken languages. While it is not an official language in most countries, it is currently the language most often taught as a foreign language. Additionally, it is estimated that 25 to 30% of the world’s population understand and speak English to some degree. It has undoubtedly become the most useful language to learn for international travel and is now the de facto language of business, diplomacy and computer-mediated communication.

The purpose of the bachelor program "Language Consultancy, English Specialization" is to provide you with the prerequisite knowledge base and skill sets for employment as a language consultant with a specialization in English. Our goal is to give you a multidisciplinary competence profile which combines a fundamental knowledge of cultural, communication and media studies with practical exercises designed to enhance communicative skills in English and improve awareness of importance of understanding the specific demands of English language use in non-English-speaking countries.

The English language specialization comprises two obligatory and two elective courses, each worth 7.5 HECs. One of the obligatory modules concerns "Intercultural communication" and "Global English"; the other obligatory course covers "Working Life Communication" and "Language and Media".

In the "Intercultural communication"/"Global English module", you are provided with the basic knowledge and skills required in intercultural, personal and strategic communication with both
native and non-native speakers of English. In the other obligatory module, "Working Life Communication"/"Language and Media", you study the relation between language use and different media channels with a focus on effective communication, language appropriateness and the importance of understanding aspects of style, dialect and register in intercultural communication.

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