This BA fosters competence in French, German, Irish, Italian or Spanish alongside an enriched understanding of English. Fluency of expression is a key priority in the world of work and the aim of this programme is to increase linguistic versatility in every respect. It is delivered over four years through three strands of subject matter including composition skills, literary studies and language learning and teaching. Graduates will be proficient communicators in their chosen European language and highly adept at text analysis and production in English.
TU Dublin Languages offers a long standing, international reputation for excellence. With marketable graduate attributes in mind, DT517 aims to cultivate sophistication in English while advancing proficiency in the foreign language.
What will I Study?
English modules include literature, composition, and linguistics, as well as cultural studies, cinema and the teaching of English as a second language. French, German, Irish, Italian and Spanish modules develop spoke competence, written accuracy and intercultural understanding through translation and literary analysis.
This four-year honours programme involves three years of study in TU Dublin and one year abroad at a partner institution in the country of the foreign language. Alternatively, qualified students in Year Three may undertake and English Language teaching assistantship in France, Germany, Italy or Spain.
Composition & Writing Skills
Text & Research
English-Speaking World Cinema
Introduction to Cultural Image
Introduction to Linguistics
Text & Narrative
French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Language 1A (Post-LC)
French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish & Latin American Studies 1
Chinese/French/Irish/Italian/German/Spanish 1B (Beginners)
American Vantage Points
Texts for Stage & Screen
Language Learning & Teaching
French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Language 2A
French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish & Latin American Studies 2
Modernism & 20th Century English Literature
English Literature of Ireland
Teaching English & Drama
Writing for Professional Purposes
Creative & Imaginative Writing
The American West
Art, History & Culture of France
French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish Literary & Cultural Studies
Current Affairs in France/Germany/Italy/Spain & Latin America
Translation & Interpreting French/German/Irish/Italian/Spanish
Chinese Spoken Language l Chinese Written Language l Chinese Cultural Studies
Minimum Number of
Minimum Grade in
A minimum H4 in one of : French, German, Italian or Spanish
For native or nearly-native speakers of English
The combination of a European language with English will widen career paths for graduates both within Ireland and internationally. Bilingual communicators with critically refined understandings of the spoken and written word are prized in many fields of work including business, education, media, and government.
Students who have reached the appropriate honours standard may qualify for a range of post-graduate degrees in TU Dublin and elsewhere, nationally and internationally.