MODERN LANGUAGES AND INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS

3-year Bachelor’s Degree in Modern Languages and International Business

Programme director: Dr Michel Feugain:  michel.feugain@univ-catholille.fr

 

Staff: Dr Michel Feugain (Spanish civilisation, translation, research methodology), Dr Florentina Rodrigo (Spanish civilisation, Spanish grammar), Dr Vincent Roger (English and Phonetics), Dr Fernando Monroy (Latin America, Business Spanish).

 

Academic Calendar: Fall semester from early September to Christmas, Spring Semester from early January to mid-May. 500 teaching hours per year.

 

Languages of instruction: English (30%), French (40%), Spanish or German (25%), Other languages (5%).

 

This course concentrates on business, economics, communication and tourism, all in the context of a desire to learn modern languages. Students are prepared for careers in an international, multilingual environment and are encouraged to develop, at the same time, knowledge, creativity and pragmatism.  This course allows students to gain invaluable skills to help them function internationally.

At the end of the course students should:

  • Be competent in the use of at least two modern languages in addition to their native tongue.
  • Have a good understanding of various foreign cultures and know how to communicate and negotiate effectively with people from those cultures.
  • Know how to function in a professional context

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a high school graduation diploma, British A’Levels or an equivalent diploma. Non-native speakers of English must prove they have attained the level B2 on the European scale (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge English etc.) Non-native speakers of French should also have a level of at least B2 on the European scale in French.

 

What will I study ?

Three modern languages, economics, banking, law, statistics, accountancy, marketing, human resource management, financial management, international business, communication, tourism, business translation, interpreting etc.

 

What Next ?

Most graduates continue their studies with a Master’s degree in the area where they wish to specialize – International Marketing, International Communication, Tourism, International Journalism, International Relations etc.

 

Study Abroad

Students are encouraged to travel. To validate their degree, they must spend at least one month during the summer vacation in a country where one of the languages they are studying is spoken. In addition, it is possible to study for one or two semesters in one or two of our partner universities abroad. There are at least 50 possible destinations.

 

Internships and work experience

There is a mandatory internship of at least six weeks during the student’s third year. The internship should be in one of the following areas: international business, tourism, international communication, translation.

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