Course Outline

1. BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MODERN LANGUAGES. The Bachelor of Arts in Philology – Modern Languages is an official degree from Ateneum University in Gdansk (Poland) and is organized by Ateneum University with the academic support of ISTRAD (Instituto Superior de Estudios Lingüísticos y Traducción).

2. OBJECTIVES. The primary objective of the Bachelor of Arts in Philology – Modern Languages is to offer detailed and specific training in the study of a modern language in all of its aspects, especially from the linguistic perspective. The degree is fundamentally of a practical nature and will consist of 180 ECTS credits, with each credit being equivalent to 25 teaching hours.

3. LANGUAGES USED. Students of the Bachelor of Arts in Philology – Modern Languages will be able to choose among the following speciality languages: English, German, Italian or Spanish. The selected language will be the working language in which lessons will be given.

4. DURATION. The Bachelor of Arts in Philology – Modern Languages will last three years and will thus take place during the 2018-2019, 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 academic years.


Standard deadline
From September 15 to October 10, 2018

Exceptional deadline
From October 15 to November 10, 2018

Interested students can send their registration during either of these phases online using the registration form, or directly at the offices of ISTRAD (from 09:00 am to 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Friday). Once the registration period is over, the students selected will be notified of their admission via email and the necessary documentation for enrolment will be sent via email or post (according to the student's preferences).

6. ENROLMENT REQUIREMENTS. In order to complete the enrolment procedure for the Bachelor of Arts in Philology – Modern Languages it is necessary:

· To complete the pre-registration procedure within the time period given and be accepted into the course, in accordance with the previous paragraph.
· To possess a high school degree and meet the other requirements in the student's country of origin to access university studies.

Once the registration and admission period is completed, in order to open the student file at Ateneum University students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts in Philology – Modern Languages will have until November 15, 2018 to turn in the following documentation:

- Completed registration forms
- Signed contract with Ateneum University
- Personal questionnaire of Ateneum University
- High school diploma (final exams certificate) with apostille*
- Copy of a valid European Health Insurance Card (only for on-site students)
- Copy of ID or Passport
- 3 ID photographs

*The apostille is a routine notarial document. The procedure and cost to obtain this document vary according to country of origin. IMPORTANT: Students who have not submitted the aforementioned documentation by November 15 will forfeit their place in the program and will not be able to register.


On-site learning. The on-site mode will take place by attending four weekly sessions, Monday through Thursday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Online learning. In this mode students will regularly receive study material specifically designed by the academic staff with the content and tasks for each of the lessons. In the case it is necessary to use software, students will always use programs which are free to download or which offer free online demo versions.

Students will also be able to have tutorials over the phone and electronically during consultation hours with different professors and tutors in order to resolve any queries related to the contents, completing tasks and corrections.

Contents and materials for the different modules and lessons will be distributed following the dates established in the learning schedule which students will be provided with when they enroll in the programme. This schedule will also specify the deadlines for turning in tasks as well as the dates that the corrected tasks will be returned by the faculty.

8. NEW TECHNOLOGIES. The modules will contain information applied to new technology; however, while all of the programmes that will be subject matter will be accessible without charge, they will only be the Demo versions.

9. SAFETY REGULATIONS. According to University Policy at Ateneum University, at the beginning of the course the students will receive a lecture (for courses that require attendance) or documentation (for online courses) about Safety Regulations with an academic load of 1 ECTS.

10. ASSIGNING TUTORS. Once students have been accepted and have enrolled in the programme, they will be assigned an academic tutor for each of the modules and will be able to seek help from their tutors for anything related to their studies. Additionally, both the Academic Coordinator and the support staff are available at ISTRAD offices for any consult (onsite, via telephone or email) regarding their professional work in translation and work they have done outside of the Bachelor of Arts in Philology – Modern Languages.

11. COURSE START DATE. Classes will begin on Monday October 1, 2018 and will continue for the duration of the 2018-2019 academic year.

12. STUDY PLAN. The following is the study plan corresponding to the Bachelor of Arts in Philology – Modern Languages:

First year Foreign Language B2 24 ECTS
Translation Techniques I 12 ECTS
Cultural History I (Literature) 06 ECTS
Phonetics and Phonology 06 ECTS
Sociolinguistics 06 ECTS
Textual Linguistics 06 ECTS
Second year Foreign Language C1 24 ECTS
Translation Techniques II 12 ECTS
Cultural History II (History, Art, Music) 06 ECTS
Applied Language: Foreign Trade 06 ECTS
Semantics and Pragmatics 06 ECTS
Lexicology 06 ECTS
Third year Foreign Language C2 24 ECTS
Dialectology 06 ECTS
Psycholinguistics and Neurolinguistics 06 ECTS
Related Subjects 04 ECTS
Internship 10 ECTS
Final Project 10 ECTS

13. INTERNSHIPS. To complete this module, students may choose between the following two (2) options:

In-company internship. This module consists of students completing an internship at a company related to the program—assigned by the bachelor’s organization and taking place in the city and country of the student’s choosing—, completing a total of 225 hours of work. This internship module will be onside and take place between March and September of the third year of studies. Students will need to submit a report about their internship period.

Recognition of work activity, submitting the necessary accreditation. Students will need to submit a report about the recognized activity.

14. FINAL PROJECT. As part of the final module of study, students will have to present a piece of written work between 20 and 30 pages on the topic of Translation or Language. The presentation of said document is to be adapted to the previously established layout requirements that we will provide students with in due course. The content will include set parts that will also be established before being presented (methodology, bibliography, annotations etc.) Additionally, the Academic Committee will notify students six months in advance of the exact time and place the presentation will take (in Spain or Poland, approximately between March and June). During the course of said presentation, the pupil will cover three points: 1) Summary of the mentioned assignment, 2) Skills acquired during the course of study in the different areas, with special attention to Translation, and 3) Overall assessment of studies.

15. ACCESS TO THE SPANISH SOCIETY OF MODERN LANGUAGES. All Bachelor’s degree students will be offered the opportunity to become members of the Spanish Society of Modern Languages (www.lenguasmodernas.com) as Professional Users. This will be free of charge and last the duration of the three years of study until September 30, 2021. All Professional Users of this platform will receive, among others, the following benefits: 1) a weekly newsletter featuring 70 job offers in the modern languages, translation and/or teaching sectors, 2) a monthly newsletter providing information on periodicals, news about the latest publications and conferences being held, 3) access to an online forum where members and/or master’s degree students can exchange their ideas, 4) access to a customizable terminology database for both personal and shared use, 5) access to a large number of electronic resources - over 4,000 links to glossaries and other areas ordered by language and subject, 6) circulation of students’ CVs among a large number of translation agencies and teaching centers (approx. 1,200 centers).

16. PREPARATION FOR THE SWORN TRANSLATOR-INTERPRETER EXAM. During their studies, registered students will have the opportunity to participate in one (1) of the four training courses offered by ISTRAD in preparation for the Sworn Interpreter exam administered by the Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (MAEC). This additional course is completely voluntary and optional and will be completed online within a year from gaining access to the first lesson. Students enrolled in the bachelor’s program will pay 75 euros, 25% of the total cost of the course, for platform maintenance. If, once the scheduled deadline is reached, the student needs an extended period of time, he or she may request an extension of six additional months provided that the student supplies justification and receives assessment from the Academic Committee.

17. PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION COURSE. Once studies have finished, students will have the opportunity to attend a course entitiled "Professional Orientation and Entrepeneurship for Linguists and Translators". The course will be offered both online and onsite with a duration of fifty (50) hours, where students will receive guidance on how to begin their professional carreer. The course will be adapted to the current legal and labour situation of the country and cultural environment in which the students find themselves. It is completely optional and, as in the previous point, will cost 75 euros, 25% of the total cost of the course, for platform maintenance. Students will also have one year to complete the course with the possibility of a 6-month extension.

18. AWARDING OF DEGREES. Following the conclusion of studies, the Academic Committee for the Bachelor of Arts in Philology – Modern Languages will award the following documents:

1. Official degree for the Bachelor of Arts in Philology – Modern Languages, awarded by Ateneum University in Gdansk (Poland).
2. Personal academic certificate or analytical certificate of marks which details all of the subjects studied and completed on the reverse side.
3. A detailed report about the student's performance in each of the completed lessons —both certificates and subjects— with a description of the skills achieved.
4. Detailed report of the tasks completed and the performance during the practical phase.

19. REGISTRATION FEES AND PAYMENT PLAN. The academic fees for the Bachelor of Arts in Philology – Modern Languages total €2,040 for each of the three academic years in which studies take place. This total can be paid in a single payment at the beginning of each academic year or in 10 monthly installments of €204 for each of the three years.

20. COMPLETION OF STUDIES. Students will have two opportunities to complete each subject at no extra charge. Afterwards, if the course has not been passed, the student may request that the Dean allow them to have another opportunity to complete the course. To do so, students must pay the supplementary academic fee for course repletion regulated by the regulation of studies. Having written justification, students may request the Dean grant them a temporary break from studies.

21. CONSULTING HOURS. The staff for the Bachelor of Arts in Philology – Modern Languages will be available for consultations over the three academic years of study from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm Monday through Thursday and from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Friday either onsite or by telephone at (+34) 954 61 98 04. Both administrative and academic queries will be dealt with during this time. Students can also send queries to the following e-mail addresses at any time:

coord.bachelor@institutotraduccion.com (course directors, coordinators and admin.)
mastecni@institutotraduccion.com (technical and IT assistance)
tutorias.bachelor@institutotraduccion.com (tutors)

22. INFORMATIONAL BROCHURE. Starting in September 2018 the administration for the programme will share these guidelines in an informational brochure and promotional poster.