The Department of Modern Languages affiliated to the Faculty of Letters, History, and Theology has the mission to offer students a high standard education in the field of foreign languages and works of literature. The new international criteria of evaluation of study programmes, as well as the new requirements of the job market, determined the implementation of innovative, more dynamic and pragmatic, educational strategies. The Department of Modern Languages also aims at achieving academic excellence and an enhanced international visibility. All faculty members are actively involved in teaching undergraduate and graduate students for a foundation understanding of a broad range of disciplines followed by the opportunity for in-depth study in a chosen area.
Graduates will have advanced skills in the following combination of languages: English, French, German (as both major and minor languages programmes) and Spanish (advanced), Russian (only as minor languages programmes. For example, here are some examples of possible language specializations: English(major)/French(minor), French(major)/English(minor), German(major)/Russian(minor) etc.The students should take into consideration that they have to follow the preparatory year, in case they don't already have a Romanian language certificate, before applying for this programme. All classes are taught in the above-mentioned languages, but some of them are in Romanian as well. The last classification done by QS Ranking placed our faculty among the top 150 in the world in the field of modern languages. Further information can be found at: www.litere.uvt.ro. The programme is addressed mostly, but not only, to graduates of Modern Languages specializing in English or French, or any other graduate who masters one of these languages at level B2-C1 in the Common European Framework of Reference. The studies cover 3 academic years (6 semesters). The study programme is allotted 180 transferable credits, 30 /semester. Correlating its aim with the requirements of the labor market, the Translation Theory and Practice programme educates specialists with complex and complementary skills, the kind of education needed for leadership in a rapidly changing world.
The main course titles are:
- Translation Methodology
- Translation Equivalence,
- European Institutions
- Advanced Text Analysis
- Discourse Analysis
- Literary Translations
- Economic Translations
- Legal Translations
- Audio-Visual Translations
- Intersemiotic Translations
- Specialised Translations
- Interpretation Techniques
Potential labor market positions following graduation
Our graduates can work as translators, interpreters, teachers, public relations specialist, human resources officer, anthropologists, etc.
The West University of Timisoara is one of the accredited universities in Romania to organize the Preparatory Year of Romanian Language. This language course is mandatory for students who wish to study in Romanian language and don’t have a language certificate in this sense. During the Preparatory Year students acquire the requisite knowledge of Romanian language as well and specific knowledge correlated with future training profile (anatomy, physics, chemistry, drawing technical etc.) if the curriculum is organized in Romanian.
The link to the programme is here.
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Last updated February 18, 2018