The call is now open for the course “Linguistics” for international students of University of Barcelona. The course runs from February 1, 2017 to June 19, 2017.
Deadline for applications is December 19th, 2016
The Erasmus+ Programme is a European funding programme offering university students a possibility of studying or doing an internship abroad in another country for a period of at least 2 months and maximum 12 months per cycle of studies. Erasmus+ now offers the possibility to go way beyond the European borders as well.
Erasmus + Key Action 1: Mobility of Individuals supports mobility in the education, training and youth sectors and aims to bring long lasting benefits to the participants and the organizations involved. Under Key Action 1 students get scholarships covering all costs associated with the stay and study at a foreign university (travel costs, accommodation costs, visa, etc). NVSU and UdB have received grants in this key area, enabling NVSU and UdB students and teachers to join training and internships within inter-institutional agreement (Key Action 1: Mobility for learners and staff, Higher Education Student and Staff Mobility). For more detailed information about funding, please contact the Office of Mobility and International Programs at University of Barcelona.
The course “Linguistics” gives an introduction into the study of languages, the field of linguistics. With the support of the basic linguistic terminology that is offered in the course, you will soon be able to comment differences between languages. Anyone who wishes to understand how languages work, and how they can give us insight into the human mind is very welcome to join.
The course is divided into various modules (each module is 5 ECTS):
1. Russian as a Foreign Language (obligatory). The module is aimed at providing basic information about the structure of the Russian language, teaching students to freely use language tools in everyday and professional communication and be able to select the speech material in accordance with the style and genre, to master writing and speaking rules and the means of expressing ones’ opinion; developing language skills.
2. Media Discourse. The module is created to familiarize the students with the features of journalist style, develop their reading and comprehension skills and ability to understand periodicals as a valuable source of information about the current state of the studied language and modern life in the world and in the country of the target language.
3. Analytical reading. The main objective is to develop the ability to identify and analyze the linguistic and pragmatic features of the text, its expressive and evaluative components, to combine linguistic and literary elements of the analysis necessary to understand the artistic ideas of an author and interpret a literary text. The objectives of the module also include improving student vocabulary and language skills and extending the knowledge of cultural and historical realities of the target language
4. History and Culture of the Target Language (Great Britain). The module is aimed at studying the history and culture of Great Britain to ensure a more comprehensive understanding of national realities, national and cultural mentality as reflected in the language based on the history of the country, social and political features of British life; developing and expanding general outlook and vocabulary of students.
5. Basic Theory of the First/Second Foreign Languages (English/German/French)
The main objective is to develop the idea of the English language as a systematic and structural phenomenon with specific features of its modern functioning in terms of modern cognitive-discursive approach to language. This module is designed to help organize specific and general linguistic knowledge. The module includes Lexis, Grammar, Stylistics.
6. Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages. The module provides a detailed study of the issues associated with the formation of linguistic and socio-cultural competences of school students at different stages of learning foreign languages and helps mastering the essential skills required of a teacher of foreign languages.
7. Analytical Reading of Specialized Texts. The module is aimed at developing an ability to identify and analyze the linguistic and pragmatic features of texts belonging to different functional and stylistic genres (scientific, journalistic, advertising texts, etc.), to evaluate their expressive and evaluative components and to combine linguistic and literary elements of the analysis necessary to understand the artistic ideas of an author and interpret a literary text. The objectives of the module also include improving student vocabulary and language skills and extending the knowledge of cultural and historical realities of the target language.
8. Literary Text Interpretation. The module is aimed at developing the ability to identify and analyze the linguistic and pragmatic features of texts, their expressive and evaluative components, to combine linguistic and literary elements of the analysis necessary to understand the artistic ideas of an author and interpret a literary text. The objectives of the module also include improving student vocabulary and language skills and extending the knowledge of cultural and historical realities of the target language.
9. English Language in Scientific Communication. The main objective is developing the abilities and skills of productive communication in the context of professional activities (linguistic, intercultural, etc.). The module provides necessary training and prepares the students for their professional career in language education.
10. Idiomology of Modern English Languages. The main objective is developing the awareness of linguistic features of modern British and American English phraseological systems, the role and place of phraseological elements in different modern English discourses and major trends of their development. The objectives of the module, along with the improvement of theoretical and practical knowledge of English idioms, also include developing and expanding the overall linguistic outlook, as well as improving social and cultural competences. This module is designed to help the student organize their knowledge of English lexis and the features of its functioning in different speech styles.
11. Terminology of Texts on Ecology and Environmental Protection. The module is aimed at improving students’ vocabulary in the field of environmental protection, environmental management and ecology. The module considers some most important environmental challenges and possible solutions, as well as local ecological challenges in the oil producing areas of Khanty-Mansiysk Autonomous District. The objectives of the module include developing language skills in terms of discussing various issues and topics related to the environment, as well as interpretation and translation, annotation and summary skills.
12. Russia and Western Countries: Cultural Contacts. The main objective is familiarizing the students with fundamental periods, trends and events in the module of cultural cooperation between Russia and Great Britain; developing the perception of cultural contacts between these two countries as a reflection of the historical and contemporary reality; developing the awareness of historical phenomena and mechanisms of international contacts.
To apply for the course UdB students need to submit the following documents until December 19, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org:
For additional information please contact NVSU International team: email@example.com
Incoming Student Application Form.pdf (pdf, 177 Кб)
Application for official invitation to NVSU.doc (doc, 55 Кб)