Level of education: Bachelor programmes

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 4 years

Language of instruction: Russian

 

Main academic courses

Practical Disciplines

  • English
  • Grammar
  • Conversational Practice
  • Written Practice
  • Listening Comprehension
  • Home Reading
  • Analytical Reading
  • Literary Translation
  • Translation of Social and Political Texts
  • Consecutive Interpreting
  • Translation from Russian into English
  • Computer Science and Internet Technology
  • Linguistic Databases

Theoretical Disciplines

Lectures

  • British Studies Through Language
  • Structure and Meaning of the English Word
  • Introduction to Germanic Philology
  • Linguoculturology
  • English Stylistics
  • US Studies Through Language
  • English Morphology and Syntax
  • History of English

Seminars

  • Gothic
  • History of English
  • Seminar on Term Project Preparation
  • Philological Analysis of Text
  • Seminar on Graduation Project Preparation

Elective courses

  • English Standards of Speech
  • Theory and Practice of Teaching a Foreign Language
  • Modern Semantic Research: Trends and Methods
  • Construction of Linguistic Web Sites
  • Linguocultural Aspect of English Regionalism
  • Some Aspects of Translation Theory
  • Translation of Business Texts
  • Speech Act Theory
  • Diachronic Phonology of English Consonants
  • History of Linguistic Thought
  • Current Issues in Reference Theory: The Pragmatic and Cognitive Aspects
  • Linguocultural Aspects of British Painting
  • Semantic Structuring of Text

Our advantages

  • The programme provides an opportunity to receive a rigorous philological education. In addition to a practical course in English and a second foreign language (French, German or Spanish), graduates receive training in the following theoretical disciplines: Gothic; history of language; theoretical issues in English grammar; lexicology; stylistics; text linguistics; translation studies, British and US studies through language. Students also study other humanitarian and social and economic disciplines: Russian and foreign literature; philosophy; pedagogy; methods of teaching English; and others.
  • It is necessary for all bachelor’s students to have teaching practice and translation practicum. There is an opportunity to take part in scientific conferences held at the University. In the middle of the 4th year, students have an English proficiency test. As final examinations, students have the final written examination in their area of study (in English) and defend their graduation projects.
  • The bachelor's graduates have a skills set, which includes not only general cultural skills, but also the following professional skills: translation and consecutive interpreting; teaching specific disciplines according to the main field of study; the ability to carry out, under the scientific supervision and independently, local research based on existing techniques in a particular area of ​​linguistics; skills to prepare scientific reviews and annotations, to compile abstracts and literature references on the subject of ongoing research; skills to take part in scholarly disputes; skills to make reports and presentations with oral, written and virtual delivery of their own research materials; and personal computer skills.

Career

Graduates of the programme work as teachers of universities and schools, translators and interpreters, guides, and employees of publishing houses and research institutes. Many of the graduates of the department continue their education at master's programmes of foreign universities.

Organisations where our graduates work:

  • St Petersburg University
  • Academic Gymnasium of St Petersburg State University
  • Waldorf school
  • Hop & Scotch English school
  • Laboratory on Continuous Mathematics Education
  • PSI CRO translation department, etc.

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