English studies
with Spanish

Spanish is one of the most frequently used languages in the world. Close to 550 million people from seven continents (including South and North America, Europe and West Africa) speak Spanish.



Iván Díaz, M.A.
Lecturer in Spanish

English studies
with Spanish

While English is the most commonly used language of international communication, Spanish is spoken in Spain, in most countries in Latin America and in parts of North Africa. It also holds the position of the most spoken non-English language in the United States today. Hence combining English and Spanish may seem a perfect choice.



Professor Lucyna Aleksandrowicz-Pędich
Director, Institute of English Studies

Students of English Studies with Spanish learn English and Spanish simultaneously. During the program, English courses are taught at a higher level of competency and include linguistics, intensive language development, as well as cultural and historical background of the English speaking countries. Spanish classes, on the other hand, start at the beginner level and gradually develop language competences. Graduates of the program are able to communicate in three languages: their mother tongue, English and Spanish.

Program of Study

Students of English Studies with Spanish learn English and Spanish simultaneously. During the program, English courses are taught at a higher level of competency and include linguistics, intensive language development, as well as cultural and historical background of the English speaking countries. Spanish classes, on the other hand, start at the beginner level and gradually develop language competences. Graduates of the program are able to communicate in three languages: their mother tongue, English and Spanish.



Level: Undergraduate Studies (B.A.)
Mode: Full-time
Duration: 3 years (6 semesters)

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Why English Studies with Spanish?

If you are interested in other cultures, have a passion for learning languages and for meeting people from around the world, the English Studies with Spanish Program at SWPS University may be the right choice for you. Prospective students should be able to speak English at the CEFR B2 or higher level and must provide appropriate English proficiency certificates.

Best English Studies Among Private Universities in Poland

According to 2016 ranking of higher education institutions by Perspektywy, a Polish influential magazine devoted to educational affairs, SWPS University is the best private university in Poland offering English Study Programs.

Latest Tools and Technology

Students at the Institute of English Studies develop their language skills using state-of-the art tools and technologies, including a Simultaneous Interpretation Laboratory, Computer Assisted Translation programs (CAT tools), and digital interactive whiteboards.

Multicultural Environment

English Studies at SWPS University offer a friendly and multicultural environment, contributing to the students’ development of language and interpersonal skills as well as cross-cultural competencies. International students comprise close to twenty five per cent of the student population. Therefore, students have ample opportunities to practice English not only in class, but also in daily and informal interactions with each other.

Road to graduation

During the first year of study you will: develop your English language skills, get an introduction to linguistics, study history and culture of English speaking countries, and develop study and career management skills. You will also begin an intensive course in Spanish (6 hours a week).

Road to
Graduation

During the second year of study you will: further develop your English and Mandarin skills, begin literature courses, start the module of teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL), and learn about translation theory and translation techniques. At this time you will also choose subjects related to your specialization. You will be able to tailor your curriculum by including courses from the Department of Hispanic Studies. At the end of the academic year, you will write CEFR C1 level exam in English, confirming your language proficiency.

During the third year of study you will continue English studies enhanced by elective subjects and courses in teaching methodology (TEFL). You will attend advanced level courses in the disciplines appropriate to your chosen specialization and you will develop your Spanish skills to CEFR B2 level. Additionally, with the support of your academic advisor, you will be working on your Bachelor thesis.

Specializations

Translation Studies

Translation Studies focus on translation theory and practice and on intensive language skills development. All courses are taught by experienced translators and linguists. Students become familiar with the requirements of general and specialized translation. They practice various translation methods and techniques used in written and oral translation. All translation courses are developed in accordance with the guidelines of the European Union’s Directorate-General for Translation.

Additionally, Translation Studies develop social interaction skills and multicultural awareness hence the graduates are well prepared not only for careers in translation, but also in other professions requiring excellent communication skills and ability to work in a diverse environment.

English in Business and Media

English in Business and Media is focused on Business English with elements of economy, marketing and public relations. Students learn about organizational structure, business management, business environment and market issues. They also become familiar with particulars of business writing and learn how to prepare business plans, reports and business strategy. They also gain general business skills, such as presentation or negotiation skills and learn about business code of conduct.

After Graduation

Career Prospects

Graduates of English Studies with Spanish build successful careers in various industries, including education, international business, media, marketing and advertising, film and TV production, government administration, and NGOs. Thanks to their Spanish skills, they are also sought after as translators.

Further Education

Graduates of English Studies with Spanish may continue their university education at the second level (Master’s Degree). They may choose to further develop their English skills in teaching (TEFL), translation or business and media specializations or opt for studies in a different discipline, such as cultural studies or human resources management.

Faculty

Piotr Skurowski, Ph.D., SWPS University …

American Literature and Culture, Dean of Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Professor Lucyna Aleksandrowicz-Pędich

American Literature, Intercultural Communication, Head of the Institute of English Studies

Professor Hanna Komorowska

Second Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Professor Tadeusz Rachwał

Literary and Cultural Studies, Critical Theory

Jarosław Krajka, Ph.D., University SWPS …

Methodology of Teaching English as a Foreign Language

Andrew Buchanan

Career Counselling

Eliza Borkowska, Ph.D.

British Literature, Script Development

Professor David Malcolm

Poetry, Translation, British and Irish Literature

Emma Oki, M.A.

Philology and Culture Expert

Iván Díaz, M.A.

Lecturer in Spanish

Paweł Pyrka, M.A

Practical English, American Literature and Culture, Deputy Director of the Institute of English Studies

Jerzy Sobieraj, Ph.D., University SWPS P…

American History and Literature

Katarzyna Cybulska, Ph.D.

Coordinator of Pre-Service Teachers’ Internships

Agnieszka Gadomska, M.A.

Coordinator of Practical English Education

Marcin Szwed, M.A.

Certified Translator

Anna Warso, Ph.D.

American Literature and Literary Translation

Barry Keane, Ph.D.

Literature and Translation Expert, Translator

Antoine T. Martin, M.A.

English Teacher and Lecturer

Bulent Akman

Communication and Public Speaking Expert - Academic Reading and Writing

Chris Gotowski

Business English Expert, Real Estate Specialist and Writer

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Application Step by Step

This is the application procedure for international candidates. 
Polish candidates should follow the application procedure provided on the corresponding Polish site HERE.

  1. Fill in the Application Form.
  2. Pay the Application Fee
  3. Send the required documents to the Admissions Office
  4. Wait for a Conditional Acceptance Letter
  5. Pay the Tuition Fee
  6. Wait for the Final AcceptanISIC Student Card and Medical Insurancece Letter
  7. Upon your arrival in Poland, submit original documents to the Admissions Office
  8. During the first semester, submit the Nostrificaiton of your diploma

 

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Admissions Office

This is Admissions Office information for international candidates.

  • Talya Balikcioglu
    Admissions Officer
    (Turkey, Azerbaijan, the Middle East)
  • +48 22 517 99 61
  • tbalikcioglu@swps.edu.pl
  • Ilya Markouski
    Admissions Officer
    (Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazachstan, Uzbekistan)
  • +48 22 517 99 61
  • imarkouski@swps.edu.pl
  • Address:
    SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Main Hall, Ground Floor
    Chodakowska Street 19/31
    03-815 Warsaw
    Poland
  • Office Hours:
    Monday to Friday: 10.00 - 16.00

Polish candidates should refer to the information provided on the corresponding Polish site HERE

 

 

Tuition fee for the academic year 2016/2017
Full-Time Studies
1 installment 2300 EUR
 
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