Choosing a language degree at UEA means taking your skills as a linguist and a communicator to a new level. On this course you’ll immerse yourself in the advanced study of two languages, choosing from French, Spanish and Japanese. You’ll also explore translation, language trends and communication. You’ll enhance your studies by spending a year abroad in two different countries. Perhaps you have an interest in the role of language and intercultural communication in today’s globalised world, or wish to explore current affairs and cultural matters in both English and foreign-language media. Whatever your goals, you’ll graduate a sophisticated communicator, able to present ideas and perspectives with perfect cultural pitch. You’ll be able to follow past students into professions from media and marketing to international banking, translation, interpreting and journalism. On this BA you’ll not only become an experienced speaker of your chosen languages but gain an excellent understanding of other societies and cultures. Presentation skills are increasingly important today, so we spend time focusing on these: you’ll become proficient at speaking from notes, improvising and structuring arguments coherently. You’ll spend a year abroad, developing your fluency and experiencing cultures first-hand. Splitting the time between two countries where your languages are spoken, you’ll broaden your understanding of their languages and cultures and gain intercultural awareness and confidence. These skills are greatly sought after by employers. You’ll also make valuable contacts, building your international network. You’ll learn from a team of native speakers and experts in language, translation and intercultural communication. As well as a core module to develop important tools for your degree, you can choose other topics, such as the issues surrounding translation, or the way language works in society and the media. You’ll learn from contemporary material rather than literary or historical texts, so everything is relevant and up-to-date. Your third year is dedicated to study, work and life in countries where your honours languages are spoken. In your final year you’ll refine your proficiency in advanced modules, and can hone your professional skills in courses on topics such as interpreting or subtitling, or pursue a topic of your choice in a dissertation.