Studies type:

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Study mode:

full-time, part-time

Study duration:

3 years (6 semesters)

Location:

Warszawa

Language of studies:

Polish

University:

AFiB Vistula

  • More information is available at the Admissions section. Call us at: +48 510 858 087, or e-mail us at: admission2@vistula.edu.pl

    DESCRIPTION OF THE STUDIES

    Spanish is spoken by nearly one billion people worldwide, which makes the ability to speak it quite an advantage. By choosing Iberian Studies (Bachelor’s program) at Vistula University, you decide to take up a language of tremendous global importance, one that is used not only in Spain, but in nineteen other countries as well, including Mexico, Argentina and Colombia.

    Iberian Studies is a program for all those who have a knack for learning languages and want to learn to speak and write Spanish. The bachelor’s program will enable you to learn Spanish up to C1 level.

    In addition to acquiring language skills, you will learn about the everyday life, geography, fascinating history, unique art, traditions and customs of the countries where Spanish is an official language. You will also gain practical skills related to translating various types of texts.

    – 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 on cross-cultural communication. You just need to acquire a perfect Spanish, learn or polish 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:

    Iberian Studies at Vistula University are focused on practical skills which means that:

    a) The definite majority of classes are seminars and tutorials, there are hardly any lectures. Classes are conducted in Spanish and you can also attend classes in English.
    b) Our students do the obligatory minimum of 360 hours of internships in companies, schools or other institutions. The University provides students with job placements, i.e. is responsible for finding a suitable place for such internships, often in the form of a paid internship or simply in the form of a work contract.
    c) Apart from learning the Spanish language, which students should master at the C1 level, our students also attend obligatory classes of a second foreign language, achieving at least a B1 level.
    d) Our students learn the basics of international business and communication, marketing, tourism and
    hospitality management, the publishing market, etc.
    e) We teach to employ new technologies in daily work and study process;
    f) Our classes, workshops and seminars are tailored each year to our students’ particular interests and needs;
    g) Our students and teachers create a dynamic multicultural environment.

     

    REQUIREMENTS

    If you want to apply for the Spanish Studies program, you must meet at least one of the following requirements:
    h) Pass your secondary school foreign language exam,
    i) Be a holder of an English language certificate (B1 or higher).

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

  • ABOUT THE PROGRAM

     

     

    The Spanish Studies program has been designed to provide you with theoretical and practical knowledge of the Spanish language as well as the culture of the Spanish-speaking countries in the most efficient way. So if you have a knack for learning languages, the Spanish studies at Vistula University – is a field of study tailored just for you! Practical knowledge of Spanish, as well as knowledge of the translation, publishing, and cultural events markets – this is what you gain by studying Spanish Philology at Vistula University.

    INTERNSHIP

    Vistula University values practicality, therefore our three-year program includes a total of six months of internship. Internships may be conducted in publishing and distribution companies, translation agencies, international companies, corporations and other 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. We run translation workshops for all students, which include press texts, audiovisual materials, administrative documents, and introduction to business, specialist and literary texts. The Practical Spanish curriculum is complemented by courses on the culture and history of the Spanish speaking countries. Each year, classes are tailored anew to students’ particular needs and interests.

    • Practical Program:

      Practical Spanish:

      • Basics of Spanish: Students acquire the knowledge necessary to use the Spanish language at the A1 level. They learn the grammatical and lexical material allowing for communication in Spanish in everyday situations at the basic level. They practice situational dialogues adequate to the A1 level, which allow understanding of oral and, to a lesser extent, written messages by native speakers of the language. All skills will be improved during classes (listening, reading, communication, independent speaking and writing), but speaking will be the main focus.
      • Integrated Skills 1-4: The course is devoted to the integration of all language skills, practiced and improved at every stage of language learning, such as listening, understanding, reading, speaking or expressing opinions on a specific topic and – gradually – writing shorter and longer essays. At the initial stages, communication, grammar and pronunciation skills are practiced. The first short written forms (level 3) include official and private letters, opinions about readings or films while the longer ones include the discussion of specific customs or traditions and the students’ attitudes toward them. At level 4 the students, among other topics, enrich their knowledge about the basic problems of culture and everyday life in Spain. Due to the complexity of the Spanish grammar, however, the main focus of the course is still on the practice and acquisition of grammar.
      • Pronunciation: Students obtain basic pronunciation skills of the Spanish language in semester 1. In the second one they learn the more detailed rules of pronunciation along with some basic principles of phonetics. They practice and polish the correct articulation of the sounds that differ from those of their own languages, and perfect these skills through exercises that integrate all the skills acquired so far.
      • Listening & Speaking 1-2: Although these classes serve to improve all language skills, the main focus is on speaking and listening. Students prepare presentations on selected topics by themselves or in groups. Recordings and multimedia presentations are used to make the classes more effective and engaging. The students will listen and speak about issues raised in the Spanish media, such and problems of the 21st century, such as addictions, drugs, uppers, cell phones, the harmful effects of noise, the Internet, acts of terrorism, etc.
      • Writing & Orthography 1-3: All language skills at the A2-B2 level are improved, but the main emphasis is on the correctness of grammar and spelling when writing. This goal is achieved primarily through multimedia dictations which also develop the ability to understand such broadcasts. At level 3, students are already at level B2. Particular emphasis is placed on mastering writing correctly in terms of grammar and style. Students write summaries, express opinions or respond to a specific issue in writing on the basis of texts and multimedia materials.
      • Listening, Speaking and Writing 1-3: Students acquire the knowledge necessary to use Spanish from level A2 to early B2. They practice situational dialogues adequate to each level and understanding of the oral and written communication of native speakers of the language. Then, the skills of listening, communicating, speaking and writing are improved. Students are able to express their own opinion as well as respond to the opinions of their colleagues in the group. The topics of the classes concern a variety of everyday life issues and basic knowledge about Spanish culture.
      • Reading & Discussion 1-3: Students acquire the knowledge necessary to use the Spanish language at the A2- B2 level. They learn about the issues of everyday life and culture in Spain. In accordance with the comprehensive approach to language teaching, all language skills are improved. The main focus is on reading and speaking. Students read press articles or stories, chosen by the lecturer or the students themselves. They also perfect their speaking skills by taking part in discussions and debates on the issues raised in the texts they read, ones taken from contemporary Spanish literature and press.
      • Practical Spanish: Translation 1: The subject is aimed at simultaneously supporting the practical learning of Spanish as well as introducing the first exercises / skills in the simplest cases of translation. Exercises check the memory, the concentration skills, the capacity of quick response and the richness of the students' vocabulary in their native language. Students learn preliminary techniques of memorizing messages, translating them into a second language, paraphrasing, etc.
      • Practical Spanish: Oral and Written Translation: Practical classes aim to present and put the students into contact with the kind of specialist written translations that they will encounter as translators. They will also be an introduction to interpreting. Students will get to know examples of translated texts and learn the basic tools of a translator in such areas as: journalistic texts in the field of humanities, culture, press articles, written elements of audiovisual materials, simple literary texts and /or songs and administrative documents. They will also practice short tasks in the field of interpretation.
      • Advertising and Marketing Language: As part of the Practical Spanish course at B2 level, students will learn the first type of specialized vocabulary at a comparatively introductory level, which will, however, enable them to try their hand at constructing, writing, or translating simple advertising and marketing messages and texts.
      • Practical Spanish: Specialist Language: At the next stage of developing practical skills in Spanish, at the B2 / C1 level, students get acquainted with the specific features of journalistic, administrative, humanistic, scientific, etc. languages. They read, listen to, comment on and construct statements / texts showing features characteristic of the above-mentioned specialist languages.
      • Business Spanish: Speaking and Writing: Basic course of Business Spanish. Students of Spanish Studies must acquire the language skills enabling them to understand simple business texts and conversations, learn vocabulary from the area of business organization, trade, key market concepts, etc., and be able to use it appropriately.
      • Business oral and written translation: Practical classes aim at presenting and putting students into contact with types of specialized written and oral translations at level C1, from business-related areas and simpler legal language, such as administrative and official documents, contracts, tax forms, etc.
      • Practical Spanish: Academic Writing: Having learned the basic principles of writing a thesis during the pro-seminar, students will now practice them by writing short essays and other types of academic texts. They will also develop their knowledge about the requirements with respect to the BA thesis including the subject, language principles of citation, footnotes and the ways of compiling bibliography used in the thesis.
      • Second Foreign Language (selected) 1- 5: Students acquire basic linguistic skills in a second language (English, German, Italian, Chinese) up to the level of min. B1. Grammar, vocabulary, reading and discussion skills, listening and speaking skills are consistently developed through the 5-semester study of the language.
      • Internship 1-3: Internship in translation agencies, language schools, institutions of culture, corporations and firms, publishing industry companies in which the use of Spanish 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.
    • Obligatory classes:
      • Spanish culture and civilization: During these classes, students acquire basic knowledge of the geography of Spain, its climatic conditions, natural resources, unique monuments, Spanish language and its varieties, Spanish society, traditions and holidays, and the most typical products and dishes of Spanish cuisine, in the form of a multimedia presentations. At the same time, they enrich their command of the vocabulary of the Spanish language, its expressions, phraseologies and sayings, selected thematically to the subject matter presented.
      • Spanish culture and civilization: During these classes, students acquire basic knowledge of the geography of Spain, its climatic conditions, natural resources, unique monuments, Spanish language and its varieties, Spanish society, traditions and holidays, and the most typical products and dishes of Spanish cuisine, in the form of a multimedia presentations. At the same time, they enrich their command of the vocabulary of the Spanish language, its expressions, phraseologies and sayings, selected thematically to the subject matter presented.
      • Spanish culture and civilization: During these classes, students acquire basic knowledge of the geography of Spain, its climatic conditions, natural resources, unique monuments, Spanish language and its varieties, Spanish society, traditions and holidays, and the most typical products and dishes of Spanish cuisine, in the form of a multimedia presentations. At the same time, they enrich their command of the vocabulary of the Spanish language, its expressions, phraseologies and sayings, selected thematically to the subject matter presented.
      • Spanish culture and civilization: During these classes, students acquire basic knowledge of the geography of Spain, its climatic conditions, natural resources, unique monuments, Spanish language and its varieties, Spanish society, traditions and holidays, and the most typical products and dishes of Spanish cuisine, in the form of a multimedia presentations. At the same time, they enrich their command of the vocabulary of the Spanish language, its expressions, phraseologies and sayings, selected thematically to the subject matter presented.
      • Spanish culture and civilization: During these classes, students acquire basic knowledge of the geography of Spain, its climatic conditions, natural resources, unique monuments, Spanish language and its varieties, Spanish society, traditions and holidays, and the most typical products and dishes of Spanish cuisine, in the form of a multimedia presentations. At the same time, they enrich their command of the vocabulary of the Spanish language, its expressions, phraseologies and sayings, selected thematically to the subject matter presented.
    • Electives:
      • Introduction to Market Economy: Students get acquainted with the basic mechanisms of the market economy, companies and advertising functioning as well as the law regulating business activity, etc. The main goal is to enable the future graduate of the Spanish studies to commence work in any company on the market or set up a business, being aware of the economic and legal conditionings of the environment in which he/she will operate.
      • Introduction to Tourism and Recreation: The subject is aimed at acquainting the Spanish studies students with the role of tourism in local and regional development as well as with the basic principles of the organization and functioning of the tourism market with particular emphasis on Spanish-speaking countries and the issues of cultural tourism in this area.
      • Introduction to Marketing: 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.
      • 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.
      • Language in Intercultural Communication: 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 Spanish and Latin-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 Spanish speaking countries /European culture from the point of view of outsiders, as well as a vision of the wider world from the point of view of a specific culture.
      • Physical Education 1-2
    • Seminars:
      • Proseminar and Methodology of Writing a Diploma Thesis: Introduce the formal guidelines and basic suggestions for working on diploma projects. Introduce basic academic writing techniques, teach students the strategies of academic research best for their diploma projects.
      • BA Seminar 1-2: Bachelor’s seminars are conducted by selected academic supervisors within several possible thematic areas: a) culture, literature, history, political and social life of Spain / Latin America, b) studies in the field of specialized translations, e.g. literary, journalistic, legal or business texts, c) methods of teaching Spanish. Students will read, analyze, interpret, evaluate and discuss with the supervisor various primary and secondary sources in order to develop their theses. Thesis supervisors will try to convey the methodology of work on clear argumentation, strong supporting evidence and academic analysis.
  • At the Bachelor’s level, Iberian Studies does not provide for sub-majors, due to the fact that Spanish is taught from the A1 level. The three- year program emphasizes learning the new language as effectively as possible.

  • THE BEST IN PRACTICE

     

    The Spanish Studies program has been designed to prepare you in the best way possible for your future career. Our practical approach, combined with the opportunity to acquire a vast array of skills, allows you to develop in the direction you choose, and make better decisions regarding your future. Upon graduating from Vistula University, you will acquire the degree of a Bachelor of Arts in the Spanish Studies.

    See for yourself that Vistula is the best University in practice. Find out the benefits of studying Spanish Philology.

    BENEFITS OF ENGLISH STUDIES

    Foreign languages

    You will develop your knowledge of Spanish, reaching C1 level (according to 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 Spanish Studies, you will be able to work:

    • as a teacher in language schools,
    • as an editor for Spanish-language websites and press outlets,
    • as an organizer and manager of cultural events,
    • in translation agencies,
    • in the 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) 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 and other countries 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 in English – students from the remaining countries*

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

    *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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