Studies type:

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Study mode:

full-time, part-time

Study duration:

3 years (6 semesters)

Location:

Warszawa

Language of studies:

Polish, English

University:

AFiB Vistula

  • STUDIES’ PROFILE

     

    In the times of globalization, cultural awareness and foreign language skills – especially the knowledge of English – are among the key requisites in the job market. By joining our English Studies, you will acquire a wide range of linguistic competences and skills required in the business relations and intercultural communication.

    Our courses are tailored to your needs: here you will not only acquire proficiency in practical English, but also in another language of your choice, at least at B1 level.

    The program is based on a practical approach and interaction-oriented courses, workshops and seminars, conducted in English. Supplementary courses in marketing, business and tourism prepare out students to function in any branch of the international job market.

     

    • Do you like to learn new things and have a talent for languages? Do you enjoy forming new connections in the intercultural environment? Are you fascinated by other cultures, nations, traditions? If so, you are already in possession of several key qualities of a philologist and future expert of cross-cultural communication. You just need to perfect your English, learn a second foreign language, gain understanding of the basics of
      international business and teamwork, – and without doubt you will find it easy to navigate the dynamic world of business interactions in the future.
    • Are you a good writer? Do you enjoy finding the best way of expression, a particular unique way for every language? You could become a very good translator, journalist of one of the foreign-language portals or an editor for various media – in the language of your choice.
    • Are you good at presenting ideas to others? Would you like to make public presentations in several languages? Or, perhaps, become a simultaneous translator – sitting in full glory in a special cabin, with earphones, facilitating communication?
    • Do you love reading, are you a film lover, or, perhaps, are you very good at computer games? Are you a good storyteller? Do you dream of writing screenplays, record, create – perhaps in several languages? You just need to enhance your competence in foreign languages to confidently enter into the world of writers, journalists and other creative artists.
    • If you simply love to be with people, if you enjoy sharing experiences with others, if you like to employ your talents in helping others learn, through games, talks and discussions, songs and creative pursuits – you will make a great language teacher.

    Advantages:

    • Practical profile: the emphasis is on skills and applied knowledge
    • Our lecturers have working experience of the market realities, as translators, organizers of cultural events, managers in the publishing industry
    • All our lectures and classes are interactive
    • Second foreign language is studied through 5 semesters, allowing students to reach B1 level
    • We teach to employ new technologies in daily work and study process
    • Our classes, workshops and seminars are tailored each year to our students’ particular interests and needs
    • Our students and teachers create a dynamic multicultural environment

    REQUIREMENTS

     

    If you want to apply for the English Studies program, you must meet at least one of the following requirements:

    • Pass your secondary school English exam (advanced level).
    • Be a holder of an English language certificate (B1 or higher).

    A sufficient number of candidates for the studies is required to activate enrollment.

  • ABOUT THE PROGRAM

    Practical knowledge of English, as well as knowledge of the translation, publishing, and cultural events markets – this is what you gain by studying English Philology at Vistula University.

    INTERNSHIP

    Vistula University values practicality, therefore our three-year program includes a total of three months of internship. Internship may be conducted in international companies, corporations, and institutions. Such preparation will help you to easily find the job you desire after completing your studies.

    EXPERTISE

    Our lecturers understand the importance of the practical aspect – most of our classes aim at improving your language skills. Translation workshops (in the business sphere, specialist texts, or literary works) are conducted for those who plan to work in the field of translation. The Practical English curriculum is complemented by courses on culture and history of the Anglophone countries. Each year, classes are tailored anew to students’ particular needs and interests.

    • List of obligatory classes

      Practical Program:

      Practical English:

      • Pronunciation

      Course objectives: Practical English. Pronunciation is devoted to the main aspects of pronunciation of sounds in English. The goal of this course is to provide the students with instructions on peculiarities of articulation of sounds in English as well as general theoretical information about English phonetics and phonology. During this course students learn basic terms about English sounds, among them vowels (e.g. long and short vowels), consonants (classification of consonants into voiced and voiceless, fricative, plosive, affricate, approximate and nasal consonants etc.), basic intonation patterns (rise, fall-rise and fall), diphthongs, relationship between spelling and sound, homographs, homophones etc. Additionally students learn about the major background historical processes related to changes in English spelling and pronunciation e.g. the great vowel shift.

      • Grammar Skills 1-6

      Course objectives: Revision and mastery of grammar structures covered in the course curriculum. The emphasis is on improving practical skills as regards context- oriented grammar and the awareness of grammar-related differences in meaning. The course enables students to assess their language competence, as well as identify and eliminate common errors that hinder listening comprehension and effective communication of their own thoughts, feelings, and intentions in English. The course is also meant to make students more sensitive to grammar nuances in their pastime activities, such as watching films or online video clips.

      • Reading & Writing 1-6

      Course objectives: The aim of the course is to develop the writing and reading skills of the students, so that their academic performance is greatly enhanced, and they can produce skilled written texts of all types, as well as being able to comprehend a wide range of reading texts, and recognize nuances in the language. A progression to the level of confident, fluent, and proficient English usage is the ultimate target.

      • Business English 1-5

      Course objectives: To develop business vocabulary (oral and written), to cover the basic concepts used in business practice, to learn common usage of business vocabulary in contemporary practice.

      • Listening & Speaking 1-5

      Course objectives: The objective of this course is developing the ability to use English language in oral speech, both formal and informal as well as developing listening skills in English. Students get to know a variety of communicative situations and learn to have an adequate reaction to all those situations. This course’s objective is also to point out to students further possibilities of developing their speaking and listening skills in English.

      • The Language of Business Negotiations

      Course objectives: To introduce basic concepts of the practice of business negotiations and teach the key vocabulary necessary to facilitate such activities. The students will learn to competently function in this context and will be prepared to carry on oral translation during various business meetings and prepare the documentation and correspondence to conduct business negotiations in writing.

      • Introduction to Marketing

      Course objectives: Understanding the issues related to the segmentation of markets, issues of product, pricing and pricing strategies, distribution and logistics, promotion and communication with the market, sales strategy and communication with the customer. Presentation of specific public relations activities, creating the image of the organization and selection of personnel training, also in terms of internal communication and communication with the environment.

       

      Obligatory courses:

      • Public Speaking and Presentations

      Course objectives: teaching the students the most effective methods of presenting academic and non-academic content in public presentations and speeches, both with and without the use of contemporary information technologies.

      • Information Technology

      Course objectives: Extension of practical abilities of using modern computer tools in winning and distribution of information concerning the general field of education.

      • British Literature – Survey Course

      Course objectives: acquiring the basic knowledge on British literature in the period until the end of 19th century. The course will discuss the most important literary figures in poetry, drama and prose, placing them in the historical and social contexts. The course will cover the key literary conventions and traditions.

      • Readings in British Literature 1

      Course objectives: The course will introduce the most important works of British literature from the period of 7th and 19th century. The students will read and study the texts of early Anglo- Saxon period, Medieval Arthurian romances, Renaissance drama and poetry, Metaphysical poetry, novels (from the rise of the genre to its full development in 19th century), Romantic poetry. Most important literary terms will be defined and discussed. Exercises will include close reading of selected texts.

      • American Literature – Survey Course

      Course objectives: The course introduces the history of American literature, from its beginnings to the end of the 19th century, through the key texts of the period. It will consist of interactive lectures. The aim of the course is to build students’ knowledge about American literature and culture, and to teach students to read literary texts critically, in full awareness of their historical and cultural context. The course also develops skills in the use of the English language (listening, reading and speaking).

      • Readings in American Literature 1

      Course objectives: The course introduces the history of American literature, from its beginnings to the end of the 19th century, through the key texts of the period. It will consist of textual analysis, discussion and interpretation of selected texts. The aim of the course is to build students’ knowledge about American literature and culture, and to teach students to read literary texts critically, in full awareness of their historical and cultural context. The course also develops skills in the use of the English language (reading and speaking).

      • History and Culture of the Anglophone Countries

      Course objectives: introducing the key events in the history and culture of the Anglophone area. Upon completing this course the students will be able to find information on the culture and history of English-speaking world; interpret the texts of culture; post research questions on the key problems of the field.

      • History of the English Language

      Course objectives: Examining the present from the past – the historical development of English. The course will cover such topics as: the historical background and events which influenced the language will be explained; the development of a standard language on the one hand and of new varieties on the other hand (e.g. American English); synergic effects with other area, e.g. grammar, phonetics, history of British varieties of English; basic grammatical and phonetic terminology (word classes, cases, tenses, vowels and consonants, etc.); etymological knowledge; applying rules from known examples to unknown examples (transfer).

      • Contemporary Anglophone Literature

      Course objectives: The course will introduce the most important works of literature from the period of 20th and 21st century, both in British and American literature. The students will read and study the texts of Virginia Woolf and James Joyce, discussing the structure of modernist prose; T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound and e.e. cummings as examples of modernist poetry; postmodernist writers from various Anglophone contexts (Lodge, Spark, Fowles, Nabokov, Carter) and contemporary works (McEwan, Barnes, Banville, etc.). Concepts such as modernism, postmodernism, metafiction, historiographic metafiction, etc. will be defined and explained through examples.

      • Physical Education 1-2

       

      Electives:

      • Reading and Discussion

      Course objectives: The course is aimed to introduce to students works of literature and teach them the basics of text analysis through active discussion in class and task assignments, preparing the students for independent work on various literary texts in the future.

      • English in Literature and Film

      Course objectives: The course will present students with authentic English-language material taken from the context of Anglophone countries and facilitate advancement of discussion techniques and vocabulary practice through engagement with these materials.

      • Second Foreign Language (as selected) 1-5

      Course objectives: Students acquire basic linguistic skills in the Spanish language, on B2 level. Grammar, vocabulary, reading and discussion skills, listening and speaking skills are consistently developed through 6-semester study of the language.

      • Language in Intercultural Communication

      Course objectives: to introduce some of the key concepts from the field of the theory of cross- cultural communication; to give samples of intercultural blunders and misunderstandings; to provide samples of cross-cultural contexts in British and American literature; to develop students’ intercultural communicative competence; to look at the role of culture in the process of interaction; to introduce various views of English and American culture from the point of view of outsiders, as well as a vision of the wider world from the point of view of Anglophone culture.

       

      Courses for Translation Studies Sub-Major:

      • Introduction to Translation Studies

      Course objectives: introduction of the key problems in translation theory. Students will learn the most important concepts in the field of translation and will follow the process of development of translation techniques over centuries. After having completed the course the student will be able to identify and apply in practice translation methods and strategies, both in oral and written translation.

      • Written and Oral Business Translation

      Course objectives: To develop business vocabulary (oral and written), to cover the basic concepts used in business practice, to learn common usage of business vocabulary in contemporary practice; to learn basic translation techniques and to develop translation skills through practice. The course will cover oral practice.

      • Translation of the Literary Text

      Course objectives: To develop translation techniques and strategies for translation of literary texts, including prose, critical writing, poetry and film translation. The course will introduce practical application of the translation theory studied in Introduction to Translation course; the students will be able to learn usage of vocabulary in various contexts and to develop translation skills through practice.

       

      Courses for Cultural and Literary Studies Sub-Major:

      • Readings in British Literature 2

      Course objectives: to deepen the knowledge of the British literature gained during the first part of the course by further study of selected texts. Depending on the students’ preferences this course will elect its particular focus each year (study of the novel, drama or poetry).

      • Readings in American Literature 2

      Course objectives: to deepen the knowledge of the American literature gained during the first part of the course by further study of selected texts. Depending on the students’ preferences this course will elect its particular focus each year (study of the novel, drama or poetry).

      • Introduction to Recreation and Tourism

      Course objectives: introducing the most important concepts of cultural studies; providing in-depth discussion of various cultural practices and practical application of such knowledge in the field of tourism.

       

      Seminars:

      • Proseminar:

      Course objectives: Introduce the formal guidelines and basic suggestions for working on diploma projects.

      • Methodology of Writing a Diploma Thesis

      Course objectives: Introduce basic academic writing techniques, teach students the strategies of academic research, preparing them for their diploma projects.

      • BA Seminar 1-2

      Course objectives: BA Seminars are conducted by the students chosen academic supervisor in two wide areas: literature & culture or translation studies. Literature and culture Seminar attempts to raise students’ awareness of the nature of culture and literature in society, its various forms and features by looking at some theories of culture and literature, terms and sample texts. Areas of research: High and popular British and American culture including media, cinema, pop music, customs and traditions, sports, etc. British and American literature, particularly the novel culture and literature of Commonwealth countries, particularly postcolonial fiction British, American and Commonwealth history and politics, particularly social history. Students will engage in extensive research projects focused on British and American culture and literature. Seminar in Translation studies will introduce the basic strategies of analyzing translation of literary, journalistic, academic or business texts. Students of both sub-majors will read, analyze, interpret, evaluate and discuss in class a variety of primary and secondary sources in order to develop their theses. They will integrate primary and secondary sources into their theses and practice a variety of research methods and strategies. Students will be challenged to write a thesis with clear argumentation, strong supporting evidence and sophisticated analysis appropriate for academic writing.

       

      Internship

      Objectives: Internship in translation agencies, language schools, institutions of culture, corporations and firms, publishing industry companies in which the use of English language is an essential part of work. Development of knowledge, skills and competences specific for each area, in addition to: organizational skills, communication skills, etc.

       

  • After studying for 3 semesters, our students select their sub-major: cultural and literary studies or translation studies.

    SUB-MAJOR: CULTURAL STUDIES

    Students gain knowledge of the history and cultural diversity of Anglophone countries, and learn essentials of the publishing market. They also learn about the organizational basics of tourism and recreation.

    Specialized courses for the sub-major are as follows:

    • Readings in British Literature 2

    Course objectives: to deepen the knowledge of the British literature gained during the first part of the course by further study of selected texts. Depending on the students’ preferences this course will elect its particular focus each year (study of the novel, drama or poetry).

    • Readings in American Literature 2

    Course objectives: to deepen the knowledge of the American literature gained during the first part of the course by further study of selected texts. Depending on the students’ preferences this course will elect its particular focus each year (study of the novel, drama or poetry).

    • Introduction to Recreation and Tourism

    Course objectives: introducing the most important concepts of cultural studies; providing in-depth discussion of various cultural practices and practical application of such knowledge in the field of tourism.

    .

    SUB-MAJOR: TRANSLATION STUDIES

    Students are equipped with the practical knowledge preparing them to become translators/interpreters. They learn the essentials of the business English and its application in professional situations. They will also learn translation and interpreting techniques used in various fields. Specialized courses for the sub- major are as follows:

    • Introduction to Translation Studies

    Course objectives: introduction of the key problems in translation theory. Students will learn the most important concepts in the field of translation and will follow the process of
    development of translation techniques over centuries. After having completed the course the student will be able to identify and apply in practice translation methods and strategies, both in oral and written translation.

    • Written and Oral Business Translation

    Course objectives: To develop business vocabulary (oral and written), to cover the basic concepts used in business practice, to learn common usage of business vocabulary in contemporary practice; to learn basic translation techniques and to develop translation skills through practice. The course will cover oral practice.

    • Translation of the Literary Text

    Course objectives: To develop translation techniques and strategies for translation of literary texts, including prose, critical writing, poetry and film translation. The course will introduce practical application of the translation theory studied in Introduction to Translation course; the students will be able to learn usage of vocabulary in various contexts and to develop translation skills through practice.

  • Dr Pablo de la Fuente de Pablo

    Ph. D. Summa Cum Laude in Geography and History, UNED (Madrid, Spain) Doctorate Extraordinary Award (1996-7). Research interests: History of the Book, Culture and Literature , Maritime History an underwater archaeology
    Military History: Early Modern and Modern period. Taught subjects: History of Spanish Literature (Medieval and Early Modern), Culture and Civilization of Latin America, Spanish.

  • THE BEST IN PRACTICE

     

    The English Studies program has been designed to prepare graduates in the best way possible for their future career. Our practical approach, combined with the opportunity to acquire a vast array of skills, allows students to develop in the direction they choose, and make better decisions regarding their future. Our graduates acquire the degree of a Bachelor of Arts in the English Studies.

    See for yourself that Vistula is the best University in practice. Find out the benefits of becoming an expert in English Studies.

     

    BENEFITS OF ENGLISH STUDIES

     

    Foreign languages

     

    You will develop your knowledge of English, reaching C1 level (EU Standards) within just three years. You will also learn a selected second foreign language, reaching at least B1 level.

    Applied knowledge

     

    You will learn the business and legal basics of working as a translator, publisher, or cultural events organizer, including the basic terminology and regulations regarding industrial property rights and copyright.

    Professional translation

     

    You will acquire the skills necessary to professionally translate and interpret basic texts from the areas of business, law, and culture.

    JOB OPPORTUNITIES

     

    After graduating with a degree in English Studies (depending on your sub-major), you will be able to find work:

    • as a teacher in language schools,
    • as an editor for English-speaking websites and press outlets,
    • as an organizer and manager of cultural events,
    • in translation agencies,
    • in publishing industry,
    • in international companies and corporations,
    • in NGOs, state and public organizations, cultural and educational institutions.
  • Tuition fee for full-time and part-time studies (including mobile studies) (BA/MA) in Polish – students from outside the EU

    Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester)
    Full-time and part-time studies 120 € 1 450 € 775 €

    Tuition fee for full-time studies (BA/MA) in English – EU citizens*

    Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester)
    Full-time 120 € 2 000 € 1 100 €

    *The group of citizens of other countries paying the same fees as EU citizens includes: citizens of other European countries, of all countries in the North and South America, the Caribbean as well as citizens of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

    Tuition fee for full-time studies (BA/MA) in English – citizens from outside the EU*

    Registration fee Tuition fee (per year) Tuition fee (per semester)
    Full-time 200 € 2 000 € 1 100 €

    *This does not apply to the students from the countries in Europe which are not EU members, students from North and South America, the Caribbean and from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

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