**BA (Hons) French and Russian** **French** - At least two thirds of native speaker staff, teaching you in French in language' classes as well as mostculture' classes. - Between 3 and 6 hours of French grammar and conversation every week, in order to reach near-native precision and fluency, running in parallel with optional course units on French and Francophone history, politics, literature, popular culture and/or linguistics, from the Early Modern period to the present. - Study, work and/or teach during the Year Abroad, including outside of metropolitan France (for instance in Belgium, Switzerland, Martinique and Quebec). - Long-established partnership with the Alliance Française de Manchester with cultural events throughout the year (film screenings, talks, plays, concerts, exhibitions and intensive language classes). - Collaboration with the Institut de Touraine in the Loire Valley, hosting Easter and Summer French language classes, appropriate for ab initio students and finalists. **Russian** - Studies in Russian will enable students to develop their Russian language skills to a superior level, while also developing their interests in and knowledge of a variety of other subject areas (such as film and media studies, sociology, history and politics, literary and cultural studies). - Students will be provided with a broad grounding in Russian area studies, with an emphasis on the integrated study of language, culture and society. - Independent, monitored self-study reinforces students' knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. The degree is awarded as a single class, based on the marks achieved in both languages. **Special Features** French provides a core language course to develop language learning, placing emphasis on acquiring high-level skills in French syntax, morphology, phonetics and phonology. Our range and quality of courses are cited for praise by external examiners and two colleagues have won University Teaching Excellence Awards. We offer a range of non-language courses, incorporating a research component at all levels. We offer French at both post-A-level and beginners' level. Language courses taught by native speakers of Russian and English speakers with a superior command of Russian are supplemented by structured independent language learning activities. There are separate pathways for beginners and post-A level students in the first 2 years of study. You will have access to a range of Russian cultural and social events to further your study of the language and culture.