ENGLISH AND SPANISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES (2019-20)

Código:
 D057

Créditos:
 60
 
Fecha de aprobación:
 04/06/2010

Título:
 Master (ECTS)
 
Precio:
 39,27
 1st registration credits
 

RAMA

Arts and Humanities

PLAN

UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES

TIPO DE ENSEÑANZA

Face-to-face

CENTROS DONDE SE IMPARTE

Faculty of Arts

ESTUDIO IMPARTIDO CONJUNTAMENTE CON

Solo se imparte en esta universidad

FECHAS DE EXAMEN

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PLAN DE ESTUDIOS OFERTADO EN EL CURSO 2019-20

 

Leyenda: No ofertadaSin docencia
UNIVERSITY MASTER'S DEGREE IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES

 

OBJECTIVES

 

The objectives of the Master’s Degree course are threefold:

  1. To acquire a high degree of academic specialisation in the linguistic discipline of English for specific purposes (ESP).
  2. To acquire a high degree of academic specialisation in the linguistic discipline of Spanish for specific purposes (SSP).
  3. To acquire the knowledge, theories, linguistic models and techniques necessary to undertake applied linguistics research in languages for specific purposes (ESP and SSP).
 
 
 

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND SELECTION CRITERIA

 

According to the Regulations of the University of Alicante, the following requirements must be complied to have access to official taught Master’s degrees:

  1. To be in possession of a SPANISH OFFICIAL GRADUATE DEGREE CERTIFICATE or other issued by an institution of higher education  within the EHEA (European Higher Education) that enables the holder to have access  to Master’s degrees in the issuing.
  2. To be in possession of an officially approved  FOREIGN HIGHER EDUCATION DEGREE CERTIFICATE that had been recognised as equal to the degree that allows access to the requested studies.
  3. To be in possession of a UNIVERSITY DEGREE CERTIFICATE obtained in a University or Higher Education Institution of COUNTRIES OUTSIDE THE EHEA, without the prior approval of their studies. In this case, the following should be considered:
  • Non- recognised degree certificates shall require a technical report showing an equivalence statement issued by the University of Alicante (ContinUA – Continuing Education Centre), for which the corresponding fee should be paid.
  • Access through this way does under no circumstances imply prior official approval of the holder’s degree certificate, nor its recognition for purposes other than studying a master's degree.

 

ADMISSION AND ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

 

1.     Admission Profile

The Master’s Degree in English and Spanish for Specific Purposes is aimed at:

  • European and non-European citizens holding a doctorate degree, higher qualification or European Space for Higher Education degree, who wish to acquire a joint academic specialisation in English and Spanish for specific purposes.

2.     Assessment criteria

The Academic Committee  will assess each application and will select candidates according to the following criteria:

1) Criteria relevant to academic achievement: 0/5 points.

A) Overall academic record grade. up to 1 point

a) With Distinction: 1.

b) Outstanding: 0.75.

c) Very Good: 0.5.

d) Pass: 0.25.

B) Specific academic record grades (subjects related to the contents of the Master’s Degree course): up to 1 point.

a) Distinction: 1

b) Outstanding: 0.75

c) Very Good: 0.5

d) Pass: 0.25

C) Other academic or professional courses taken, relevant to the contents of the Master’s Degree course: up to 1 point.

D) Grants awarded to study at a European or foreign university: up to 1 point.

E) Accredited periods of study at a European Union or foreign university: up to 1 point.

 

2) Criteria relevant to command of languages: up to 2.5 points.

A) To be a native English speaker, or hold officially recognised certification accrediting level B2 in English (TOEFL, Cambridge or the Official School of Languages), or to have successfully completed 18 credits in English language as part of a university qualification: up to 1 point.

B) To be a native Spanish speaker, or hold officially recognised certification accrediting level B2 in Spanish (Advanced DELE of the Cervantes Institute or DELU), or to have successfully completed 18 credits in Spanish language as part of a university qualification: up to 1 point.

C) Accredited knowledge of other languages: 0/0.5 points.

 

3) Criteria relevant to professional experience: up to 1.5 points.

A) Years of professional practice: up to 0.5 points and professional level acquired: up to 0.5 points.

B) Professional level achieved: up to 0.5 points.

C) Suitability for activities undertaken in relation to the Master’s Degree profile: up to 0.5 points.

 

4) Personal interview: applicants will have the opportunity to present themselves to the Academic Committee and discuss their reasons for wishing to enrol on this Master’s Degree course, their motivations and their future expectations: up to 0.1 point.

 

Applicants who wish to study this Master’s Degree are required to have level B2 in their  second language.  This level is considered a prerequisite for admission to the course, and is essential if students are to be able to successfully complete the subjects and taught on the course programme.

Applicants who are unable to provide official accreditation of their command of their second language will be assessed by means of an objective test.  The test assessment criteria and methodology will be based on those referring to a B2 level of communicative competence, in accordance with the Common European Framework of References for Languages, directive (CEFR)9, which states that a competent speaker at this level should demonstrate:

  • Range: Has a sufficiently wide range of language to provide clear descriptions and express opinions on general topics without pausing to search for vocabulary, and is able to use complex clauses to this end.
  • Accuracy: Demonstrates a relatively good degree of grammatical control.  Does not produce errors which obscure meaning, and self-corrects most errors.
  • Fluency: Is capable of producing contributions without much hesitation, although may pause to search for appropriate structures and expressions.  Very little extended hesitation.
  • Interaction: Initiates discourse, responds appropriately, and ends the conversation at the appropriate moment, although not always elegantly. Participates in discussions on familiar topics, expressing understanding and inviting others to participate, etc.
  • Coherence: Uses a limited number of cohesive devices to produce clear, coherent discourse, although may display a level of nervousness if the intervention is extended.
  • Listening comprehension: Understands extended discourse and speech, and can even follow complex arguments when the topic is relatively familiar.    Understands most television news reports and current affairs programmes. Understands most films where actors use standard speech.
  • Reading comprehension: Is capable of reading articles and reports concerning current affairs in which the authors adopt definite positions or points of view.  Understands contemporary literary prose.
  • Interactive oral communication: Can participate in a conversation with relative fluency and spontaneity, permitting normal communication with native speakers.  Is able to take an active part in debates on current affairs, explaining and defending his or her point of view.
  • Speaking: Is able to describe a wide range of topics related to his or her area of specialisation clearly and in detail.  Can explain a point of view on a topic, presenting the advantages and disadvantages of a variety of options.
  • Writing: Is capable of writing clear, detailed texts on a wide range of topics related to his or her interests.  Can write essays or reports, transmitting information or presenting reasons which support or contradict a determined point of view.  Is able to write letters which highlight the importance the writer gives to determined events and experiences.

The board responsible for the Master’s Degree will set an objective levels test for applicants who are unable to provide official accreditation of their knowledge in English and/or Spanish. This test will focus on communication, and will include the skills identified in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). 

 

 

PRE-ENROLMENT AND ENROLMENT

 

PRE-ENROLMENT +info

Students who intend to study for an officially recognised Master’s Degree at the UA should complete pre-enrolment in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines specified annually.

 

ENROLMENT +info

Following publication of the final list of those admitted to the course, an email containing a user password will be sent to successful applicants, enabling them to enrol via the Campus Virtual in accordance with the guidelines and deadlines specified annually.

In the registration process, the documents issued abroad must be official, duly notorised and translated. Further information:


NUMBER OF PLACES

 

COURSE NUMBER OF PLACES
2012-13 15
2013-14 20
2014-15 20
2015-16 20
2016-17 20
2017-18 20
2018-19 20
2019-20 20
 

 

Focus

 

Research and academic.

 Areas of research:

  • Communicative praxis in the context of languages for specific purposes.
  • Linguistic and cultural mediation.
  • The language of patents.
  • Idiolect analysis.
  • Sociolinguistics and the indentification of speakers.
  • Linguistic parameters in determining authorship of written texts.
  • Linguistic parameters in determining authorship of oral texts.
  • Plagiarism and literary translation.
  • Forum language.
  • The language used in police interrogations.
  • Lie detection in police interrogations.
  • Bilingual terminology and terminography (English/Spanish/Spanish/English).
  • New technology applications in linguistic research and mediation (English/Spanish).
  • Corpus linguistics and corpus-based terminography.
  • Processing natural language.
  • Automatic translation.
  • E-learning in teaching languages for specific purposes.
  • Legal language.
  • Plain English techniques.
  • Financial language: Terminology and neologisms.
  • Research in pragmatic and cognitive communicative elements in business.
  • Communicative theory in economic and financial Spanish: production and reception of texts.  Text typology.
  • Intercultural pragmatics in specific contexts.
  • The professional and academic Spanish lexicon: processes of creating neologisms and disseminating knowledge through terminology.
  • Medical language.
  • The language of tourism and leisure.
  • Research techniques in languages for specific purposes: the role of the English language in the development of the tourism and leisure industry.

 

 

 

 Professional specialisation profile

Due to the two directions, academic and research, offered by this Master’s Degree, the general profile for English and Spanish for Specific Purposes consists of two specialisation profiles:

a) Profile 1 (P1): A high degree of academic specialisation in English and Spanish for specific purposes.

b) Profile 2 (P2): Introduction to interdisciplinary research in the field of languages for specific purposes (English and Spanish for specific purposes).

 

 

TIMESCALE FOR IMPLEMENTATION

 

1. Timescale for implementation of the new Master’s Degree Course

Academic year

Implementation of the Master’s Degree

2010-2011

1st year

 

2. Equivalence Recognition Procedures, where appropriate, between the current and the new course programme

Credit equivalence will be awarded for 60 of the 90 ECTS credits comprising the previous course programme for the officially recognised Master’s Degree in English and Spanish for Specific Purposes, which will be discontinuted when the new course programme for the university Master’s Degree in English and Spanish for Specific Purposes is implemented.  Nevertheless, in order to obtain a Master’s Degree in English and Spanish for Specific Purposes from the University of Alicante, students will be required to have successfully completed either the optional subject Research Report (6 ECTS credits) from the previous course programme or the Master’s Final Project (12 ECTS credits) from the new course programme.

3. Studies that will be discontinued and replaced by the proposed Degree course: 

Officially recognised Master’s Degree in English and Spanish for Specific and Business Purposes (90 ECTS credits), implemented at the University of Alicante in the academic year 2006-2007, under Royal Decree 56/2005.

 
 
 

 

Information about the Centre General information for students
  • Faculty of Arts

      Campus de San Vicente del Raspeig
      Ctra. de Alicante s/n 03690
      San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante)
      Telephone:+ 34 96
590 3448
      Fax:+ 34 96 590 3449
      facu.lletres@ua.es 
      http://lletres.ua.es/en/


  • Inter-university Institute for Applied Modern Languages (IULMA)

    Campus de San Vicente del Raspeig
     Ctra. de Alicante s/n 03690
     San Vicente del Raspeig (Alicante)
     Telephone:+ 34
96 590 9579
     Fax:+ 34 96 590 3800
     info@iulma.es 
     http://www.iulma.ua.es/


  • Life Long Learning Centre (ContinUA)
Only for pre-enrolment formalities
Germán Bernácer Building. Ground Floor
Telephone: + 34 96 590 9422
Fax: + 34 96 590 9442
continua@ua.es

https://web.ua.es/en/continua/

 

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