• Languages are offered on the following Level 7 programmes in the School of Business Studies and Humanities:
BBS in Management and Administration (DK710)
BBS in Business and Information Systems (DK711)
Students on both of the above courses can choose to spend their 3rd year studying abroad on the Erasmus programme in one of DkIT’s partner colleges.
BBS in Event Management (DK752)
BBS in Hospitality Management (DK750)
Students on both of the above courses can choose to spend Semester 5 studying abroad.
• At level 8, the School of Business and Humanities offers the BBS in International Management (DK814). This programme offers the opportunity of taking an Honours degree in business and spending Year 3 studying abroad. Students can choose to take a language specialization in French or Spanish. Students take one specialization and a number of core mandatory subjects.
• Languages are offered on the following FETAC programmes:
Advanced Certificate in Professional Cookery (DK550)
Advanced Certificate in Tourism Hospitality Operations (DK551)
For further information on any of the programmes above, please consult the DkIT website at www.dkit.ie/courses/.
Languages (French, German and Spanish) are offered on the following programmes either as a core component or as an elective.
http://www.it-tallaght.ie/index.cfm/page/course?id=161 = BA (Hons) in International Hospitality and Tourism Management
http://www.it-tallaght.ie/index.cfm/page/course?id=183 = BA (Ordinary) in International Hospitality and Tourism Management
http://www.it-tallaght.ie/index.cfm/page/course?code=TA_HEURS_B = BA (Hons) in European Studies
http://www.it-tallaght.ie/index.cfm/page/course?code=TA_HAVAB_B = BA (Hons) in Creative Digital Media
http://www.it-tallaght.ie/index.cfm/page/course?id=130 = Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Marketing
http://www.it-tallaght.ie/index.cfm/page/course?id=132 = Bachelor of Business in Marketing
http://www.it-tallaght.ie/index.cfm/page/course?id=134 = Higher Certificate in Business in Marketing
http://www.it-tallaght.ie/index.cfm/page/course?id=179 = Bachelor of Business (Hons) in Management
http://www.it-tallaght.ie/index.cfm/page/course?id=177 = Bachelor of Business in Management
http://www.it-tallaght.ie/index.cfm/page/course?id=172 = Higher Certificate in Business in Business Administration
FREN 61000 French 1
FREN 61001 French 2
FREN 61002 French 3
FREN 61003 French 4
FREN 71000 French & Contemporary Society
FREN 71001 French for the Work Place
FREN 81000 French in a Global Context
FREN 81001 French in a Professional Context
GERM 61000 German 1
GERM 61001 German 2
GERM 61002 German 3
GERM 61003 German 4
GERM 71000 German & Contemporary Society
GERM 71001 German for the Work Place
GERM 81000 German in a Global Context
GERM 81001 German in a Professional Context
SPAN 61000 Spanish 1
SPAN 61001 Spanish 2
SPAN 61002 Spanish 3
SPAN 61003 Spanish 4
SPAN 71000 Spanish & Contemporary Society
SPAN 71001 Spanish for the Work Place
SPAN 81000 Spanish in a Global Context
SPAN 81001 Spanish in a Professional Context
IRSH61000 Gaeilge 1
IRSH61001 Gaeilge 2
IRSH61002 Gaeilge 3
IRSH61003 Gaeilge 4
At level 8, the School of Languages offers the BA (Hons) in International Business and Languages. It is a 50/50 programme, with an equal share in the number of contact hours given to the business and languages.The principal aim of the programme is to provide a quality, twin-disciplinary undergraduate education with an emphasis on the effective application of business techniques in an international environment as well as preparing students to use the foreign language effectively in a business or professional context. Students spend their 3rd year studying abroad on an Erasmus programme, in a partner university of their major language.
The BA in International Business and Languages is a generic title which in effect comprises six individual language streams:
BA in International Business and French - DT 555
BA in International Business and German – DT 556
BA in International Business and Italian – DT 564
BA in International Business and Spanish – DT 557
BA in International Business and English – DT 558
BA in Chinese and International Business – DT 565
Also at level 8, the School of Languages in DIT is launching an exciting new programme: BA (Hons) in Languages and International Tourism. This programme is the first of its kind in Ireland It is a 50/50 programme, with an equal share given to languages and tourism. Students must have obtained grade C3 Honours in the Leaving Certificate in the language to be studied. This degree prepares the student for a career in the applied tourism and language sectors. An essential part of the programme is the year abroad where students study in a partner university for the first semester and gain workplace experience in the second semester. During the year abroad students not only improve their linguistic skills in a structured manner, but also experience first-hand the academic world, cultures and work practices of the destination country.
The BA in BA (Hons) in Languages and International Tourism is a generic title which in effect comprises three individual language streams:
BA in International Business and French - code to be confirmed
BA in International Business and German – code to be confirmed
BA in International Business and Spanish – code to be confirmed
At level 9, the School of Languages offers an MA in Applied Irish
In conjunction with the School of Media, the School of Languages delivers language modules on the BA in Journalism with a Language (DT 553). It is a 4 year honours degree programme (level 8) based around three areas of study: Journalism Practice, Critical Studies and Language. Journalism students must have obtained grade C3 honours in the Leaving Certificate in the language to be studied. The languages offered are Irish, French German and Spanish.
Languages are offered on all programmes of the School of Hospitality and Management.
At level 8, these include:
BSc in International Hospitality Management – DT401
BSc in Tourism Marketing – DT412
BSc in Event Management – DT413
At level 7 such programmes include :
BA in Hospitality Management – DT 408
BA in in Leisure Management – DT 411
BA in Tourism Management – DT406
Languages are offered on most programmes of the School of Culinary Arts.
At level 8, these include:
BA (Hons) in Culinary Arts - DT407
BSc in Culinary Entrepreneurship - DT416
BSc in Bar Studies Management and Entrepreneurship - DT417
BSc in Baking and Pastry Arts - DT418
At level 7, programmes including a language are
Higher Certificate in Culinary Arts - DT444
For further information on any one of the programmes above, please check
(after 2 1/2 years of German classes and a work placement in Germany).
Languages in AIT
French, German and Spanish are offered as electives on most of the Level 7 and Level 8 courses in the Schools of Humanities, Business, Hotel Tourism and Hospitality studies. French and German are offered at Beginners and Post-Leaving Certificate level, and Spanish at Beginners’ level. They are also offered (along with Irish) on a part-time basis in the School of Adult and Continuing Education. English Language and Literature will be a mandatory subject on the new BA in Society and Communications, starting in September 2011. English as a foreign language is offered to a range of international students on Erasmus and other exchange programmes. For full details on all courses please see www.ait.ie.
CIT language courses:
The Degree in International Business with Advanced German/Spanish/French;
CIT also offers the following language modules for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year Business Studies, Business Admin, Marketing, and Tourism students:
· German (from Beginners Level in 1st year)
· Spanish (from Beginners Level in 1st year)
· French (from Advanced Level in 1st year)
Students taking courses that do not automatically include a language can still avail of a language option, by taking it as their ‘Free Choice’ from Semester 1 through to Semester 8. By the end of Semester 8, the student will have built up a good range of communication skills in the target language. In CIT, we focus on general business, as well as technical (depending on the field of study that the student is in) language acquisition and usage, so that even those who have taken Italian, French, German or Spanish beforehand will benefit from acquiring new language that they will not have encountered previously on secondary school (or other) programmes.
As intercultural awareness is an essential tenet of effective communication with people from other countries, Cultural Studies forms an integral part of the language programmes at CIT. Indeed, students can opt to spend a semester (normally in the second or third year) in a partner university, or participate in a work placement programme abroad, which will improve their language skills, as well as allow them to broaden their knowledge and skill sets through constructive involvement in a business and academic environment in another country.
GMIT (DUBLIN ROAD CAMPUS)
COLLEGE OF TOURISM & ARTS
Bachelor (L7) of Arts in Film & Television (Gaeilge, German)
Bachelor of Arts (L7) in Heritage Studies (Gaeilge, French, German, Spanish)
Bachelor of Arts (L8) in Heritage Studies (Gaeilge, French, German, Spanish)
Bachelor of Arts (L8) in Hotel & Catering Management (Gaeilge, French, German, Spanish)
Bachelor of Business (L7) in Hotel & Catering Management (Gaeilge, French, German, Spanish)
Bachelor of Business (L7) in Tourism Management (Gaeilge, French, German, Spanish)
Bachelor of Business (L7) in Event Management & Public Relations
(Gaeilge, French, German, Spanish)
Bachelor of Business (L7) in Retail & Customer Service Management
(Gaeilge, French, German, Spanish)
Bachelor of Business (L7) in Culinary Arts (Gaeilge, French, German, Spanish)
Higher Certificate (L6) in Culinary Arts (French)
Higher Certificate (L6) in Business Tourism Studies (Gaeilge, French, German, Spanish)
Higher Certificate (L6) in Hospitality Studies
SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
Bachelor of Arts (L8) in Information Systems Management
(Gaeilge, French, German, Spanish)
Bachelor of Business Studies (L7) (Gaeilge, French, German, Spanish)
Bachelor of Business Studies (L7) in Rural Enterprise and Agribusiness
(Gaeilge, French, German, Spanish)
Bachelor of Business Studies (L8) (Gaeilge, French, German, Spanish)
Bachelor of Business Studies (L7) in Administration Information Systems
(Gaeilge, French, German, Spanish)
SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Bachelor of Engineering (L8) in Computer and Electronic Engineering
Special programmes for Gaeilge only:
Ard-Dioplóma/MSc. i nGaeilge Fheidhmeach agus Aistriúchán (Higher Dip/MSc in Applied Irish and Translation) which Europus runs in conjunction with GMIT and Údarás na Gaeltachta.
GMIT (MAYO CAMPUS)
DEPARTMENT OF BUSINESS, HUMANITIES AND TECHNOLOGY
Gaeilge, French, Beginners' German and Beginners' Spanish are offered to students on the following programmes. A language is also sometimes offered at level 8.
Higher Certificate in Business with Administration & ICT Skills (L6)
Bachelor of Business (L7)
Bachelor of Arts in Accounting & Financial Management (L7)
Bachelor of Arts in Culture & Environment (with Tourism) (L7)
Bachelor of Science (L8) in Digital Media & Society
Bachelor of Arts in Outdoor Education and Leisure (L7)
Department of Nursing and Social Care
Bachelor of Arts in Applied Social Care (L7)
All of the programmes above are time-tabled for all four languages but we also try to accommodate students from other programmes who wish to take a language.
There are several options opened to those wishing to study languages at Letterkenny Institute of technology (LyIT). Irish, French, German and Spanish are offered as either core or elective modules on a variety of different programmes.
The International Business and Languages (Level 7 and 8) programme requires students to study two languages, one at post-leaving cert and the other at ab initio level. In addition to the language element of the programme (40 %), students will take a variety of business modules (60%) i.e. Accountancy, Marketing and Management. Semester four of the programme will be spent at one of LyIT’s partner colleges in France, Germany or Spain and will enable the student to improve their linguistic skills and gain some cultural insights into the society under study.
For those students wishing to perfect their Irish language skills and prepare for a bilingual business and administrative environment, the BA i Riarachán Gnó (Level 8) offers a unique opportunity. Based in Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, which is the outreach centre for NUIG based in Gaoth Dobhair in the Donegal Gaeltacht, the programme is jointly run by LyIT and NUIG. As the business modules are delivered through the medium of Irish, graduates of this programme will be bilingual and have a wide range of practical and business/administrative knowledge and skills.
Students also have the option of taking language as an elective in the following programmes in the School of Business Studies:
Business Studies (Level 6)
Administrative Management (Level 6)
The School of Tourism in Killybegs offers mandatory language modules on the following programmes:
Higher Certificate in Business Studies Front Office Management (Level 6)
Higher Certificate in Business –Tourism (Level 6)
The School of Tourism in Killybegs offers language electives to students of the following programmes:
Higher Certificate in Arts (Level 6)- Hospitality Studies
Higher Certificate in Arts(Level 6)- Bar Supervision
National Apprenticeship in Professional Cookery (Level 6)
Bachelor of Business in International Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise (Level 7)
Bachelor of Business in International Culinary Enterprise (Level 7)
Certificate in Marine and Country Side Guiding ( Level 6 part time – currently under review)
Languages are an integral part of the International Business full-time degree programme. This programme aims to produce graduates who can do business through French, German or Spanish and who have an understanding of the European and International business context. Students have the opportunity to study abroad in the third year of the programme. Languages may also be taken as electives on general business programmes.
ITB offers courses at Masters level in Language Education in French, German and English as a Second Language. These courses are run on a part-time basis and are aimed at teachers of languages in different settings such as primary, secondary and adult education.
ITB also offers a module in English for Academic Purposes, which prepares people whose first language is not English for study at third Level.
Language Learning at the Institute of Technology Sligo
Since the mid 1970s IT Sligo has been actively promoting the study of European languages and was the first Higher Education Institution in the State to develop a Languages and Marketing Diploma incorporating a year abroad at a European third level Institution. IT Sligo remains proud of its commitment to language learning and currently offers four European languages to its undergraduate students. These languages are French, Spanish, German and Italian. English for non-native speakers is also offered. Despite a waning interest in language learning over the past decade, IT Sligo remained optimistic and continued to offer all four European languages. With a resurgent interest in the study of languages, we are now confident of ever increasing student numbers and of a consequent strengthening of our links with our European partner institutions in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic and Sweden to name just some.
The philosophy of language teaching and learning in IT Sligo is that languages are first and foremost a communicative subject. Their application in the field of employment whether it be Business, the Sciences, Arts and Humanities or Engineering is actively encouraged. The importance of availing of the Erasmus programme is considered fundamental to building fluency and confidence in the students’ language(s) of choice.
At IT Sligo Languages are currently offered on the following programmes:
Higher Certificate in Business
Higher Certificate in Accountancy
Bachelor of Business in Marketing and Languages
Bachelor of Business in Marketing
Bachelor of Business in International Marketing (add on)
Bachelor of Business in Marketing (add on)
Bachelor of Business in Tourism
Bachelor of Business in Event Management and Public Relations
Bachelor of Business in Management (add on)
Bachelor of Business in Business Administration (add on)
Bachelor of Business in Accountancy (add on)
Bachelor of Business