Department of Modern Languages

"How can we understand another society and, by comparison, learn more about our own? The key is mastery of the language. From this starting point, you can examine a country's history, its literature and culture."
Dr Craig Blunt, French Studies


Posted 07 October 2015

Dr Louise Hardwick named Role Model for Women Scientists

Louise, a Senior Lecturer in French Studies, received the accolade from the Marie Curie Alumni Association (MCAA) after acting as principal investigator on a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowship under FP7 between 2012-2014.

Posted 03 August 2015

Birmingham Centre for Translation at IATIS 2015

Two members of the Birmingham Centre for Translation represented the University of Birmingham at the fifth IATIS conference in Belo Horizonte Brazil, 7-10 July 2015.

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Our sections

The Department is organised into seven principal sections, teaching our five principal languages and cultures (French, German, Italian, Russian and Spanish), and the further seven languages and cultures we offer as minor or additional subjects (Arabic, Catalan, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Portuguese, Basque and Galician). The Department offers also professional teaching on Translation Studies.

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