Philology - English Philology

"In contemporary knowledge-based societies, the sill of adequate and effective transfer of information is absolutely essential. English as an instrument of global communication here is particularly indispensable. For this reason, it is worth investing in a deeper understanding of the English language and of issues related to the cultural conditions of communication. Thanks to the unique program offered at TEU, students have the opportunity to work with language, study and analyze it within its cultural context, to gradually become skilful language users."

Applied Linguistics is a challenging and stimulating discipline focusing on practical issues related to the use of language in social context and professional communication. This highly original programme combines the practical study of two or three foreign languages with intercultural communication skills, educating professional translators, interpreters and all those who will need language fluency at an expert level in their future career. Besides training in advanced English, the course provides an excellent grounding in a second foreign language (German, French, or Spanish).

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The core programme is composed of five basic building-blocks:

  • How does language work - How did it evolve - How does it change over time

    Introduction to Linguistics, History of English, Integrated Skills, and other courses.

  • How to communicate well in English

    Speaking, Reading Comprehension, Listening, Writing, English Phonetics and Phonology, and other courses.

  • How to communicate in a second foreign language

    The Use of German, The Use of French, The Use of Spanish.

  • What is British and American literature and culture

    History of British and American Culture, A Survey of British and American Literature, Readings in British and American Literature, British and American Institutions, and other courses.

  • How is politics and society linked in the modern world

    Introduction to International Relations, Introduction to European Integration

In addition to the core programme, from the third semester on, students are offered an opportunity to shape their curricula individually, selecting courses from one of three specialisation profiles, open for the group of minimum 30 students.