This degree in English Language with Chinese combines the study of the history and structure of language alongside the study of Chinese language and culture.
In your first year you will gain an understanding of the English language - how it has evolved, how to describe it, how it functions and how it varies in our core English Language module. You will also study our core Chinese module which is designed for beginners with little or no prior knowledge of Chinese Language or culture. For your final first year module you can choose to complement your studies with a Linguistics module or from a wide range of options from across the University.
For your second year you will study English Grammar and English Phonetics alongside further Chinese Language modules. These modules will build on the intensive language introduction given in your first year through further language tuition and understanding of the structure of Chinese. You will also have the opportunity to choose a further module from those offered by the Department, such as The Structures of Language or Discourse Analysis.
You will have the opportunity to spend Year 3 on placement with a public, private or voluntary organisation in the UK or overseas. This experience will boost your employment prospects and will help you to decide on your career direction and the kind of organisation in which you want to work once you graduate. You will be doing a real, responsible job – with all the satisfaction that brings. Our Placements Team will support you in finding and applying for a suitable placement that will support your professional development. Applying for a placement is a competitive process and the preparatory modules you will complete in years one and two are designed to give you the best chance of success in your placement applications. You will also be provided with dedicated workshops, 1:1 appointments with careers professionals as well as opportunities to speak with employers here on campus.
During the placement year you will remain a Lancaster University student which means that you will still be eligible for a student loan, have access to facilities such as the library and receive discounts on transport and council tax. Your tuition fee will be reduced to 20% during the placement year.
The placement will enhance your understanding of the connections between theory and practice and this will benefit your final year of study. This is an exciting opportunity to build up experience and transferable skills, as well as to make contacts with potential employers which will place you a step ahead in the graduate recruitment market.
Your final year comprises a dissertation plus modules in Corpus-Based English Language Studies, Advanced English Phonetics, Chinese Culture and Society, a further Chinese Language module as well as a choice of modules from those offered by the Department.
Award: BA Professional Qualification 4 Years Full Time Taught in English