This four year Bachelor of Arts honours degree in French allows you to develop fluent linguistic competencies in speaking, listening, reading, writing, translating and interpreting. You will also have the opportunity to explore the society, culture, social and professional relevance of France and the French speaking countries. You will spend your third year of study abroad, and during this period your academic study will be reinforced with practical experience. At Aberystwyth University, we endeavour to provide you with an enriching, memorable student experience that will be cherished. In the recent National Student Satisfaction survey, the Department of Modern Languages scored 93% student satisfaction (NSS, 2017). You will have the option to start this course at beginner level or both at advanced level (in order to study a language at beginners’ level, you must have at least one advanced qualification in one of the languages). Beginners will be taught separately to advanced students, upon completion of the first year all beginners students will be taught with the advanced students. Students in the department will be given four hours a week of language work, this includes oral, reading, listening, writing and translation. You will be taught by native speakers and experts in the languages of the department. You will have the opportunity to develop your linguistic competencies further and explore the diverse cultural heritage of each language. We are an exceptionally friendly department, and our students benefit from the close contact with teaching staff. Employability is embedded across our teaching within the Department of Modern Languages. The Year Abroad is where our graduates are more distinguished than others. On successful completion of the Year Abroad, students return with an increased skill set, stronger language competencies and the ability to adapt in any situations. Our graduates have been successful in seeking employment after graduation in the following fields; Translation and Interpretation; Broadcasting; Education; Marketing; Human Resources; Digital Copywriting; International Banking; Civil Service. If you are interested in developing your language competencies and exploring the language further in a social, cultural and professional aspect, then BA French is be the course for you.