French

45.03.02In english and russian

Level of education Bachelor

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 4 years

Programme description
  • The bachelor’s programme ‘French’ is designed to train multi-skilled experts in intercultural and interlingual communication, translation and interpreting, and French language teaching
  • Students receive a rigorous general philological and linguistic education following the carefully preserved traditions of the St Petersburg School of Linguistics. It enables students to continue their studies in the chosen field, and advantageously solve specific professional tasks in a variety of activities
  • Graduates have: a professional command of several foreign languages; extensive knowledge of the culture of the respective languages and regions; and in-depth linguistic and general humanitarian knowledge 
Main courses
  • French Lexis, Grammar and Phonetics
  • History and Geography of France
  • History of French Literature
  • History of French
  • French Lexicology
  • French Stylistics
  • French Studies
  • Methods of Teaching French
  • Theoretical Issues in French Grammar
  • Translation Theory and Practice
  • Second Romance Language
  • Introduction to Romance Philology
  • History of Russian and Foreign Literature
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Modern Russian
  • Latin
  • English
  • History of Philosophy
  • Logic
  • Psychology and Pedagogy
  • Computer Science and Internet Technology
Our advantages
  • Interpreting and translation skills, intercultural communication skills, in-depth knowledge of the history and culture of the target language countries
  • Proficiency in various methods of linguistic analysis, methodological foundations of teaching foreign languages and research skills in linguistic areas
  • Internship opportunities in a target language country
  • Unique simultaneous interpreting and written translation classrooms, experimental laboratories.
International relations

Students have an opportunity to study at partner universities in target language countries.

Practical training and future career
  • Internships at translation companies, international departments, and St Petersburg University Social Translation Clinic
  • The graduates can work as translators and interpreters proficient in two foreign languages, bilingual tourist guides, language instructors, editors, personal assistants, employees of publishing houses, mass communication specialists, and researchers.