Department of English and Modern Languages

  • Applied Languages (BA)

    Includes:

    • Applied Languages (English Foreign Language)
    • Applied Languages (French)
    • Applied Languages (Spanish)

    Induction timetable

    Here is a list of the main events involving Applied Languages students in Induction Week (16-20 September). Events in bold are COMPULSORY. Once you've had a look at your timetable for the week, click on our Welcome page, which contains lots of other useful information.

    Don't forget to enrol online before you arrive so you can collect your student card. When you collect your card you will need to have appropriate photo Identification.

    Event Time Location
    Monday 16 September
    Card Collection - only for those students who still need a card 13:40 Student Central Counter, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Visa Enrolment - for students who require a study visa 13:40 Library Training Room, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus  

    Tuesday 17 September

    Welcome and Induction 09:00-11:00 G216a, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus

    Wednesday 18 September

    Subject Meeting
    All student must attend this meeting

    10:00-12:00 G216a, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus
    Freshers' Sports Fair 10:00-16:00 Centre for Sport, Headington Campus
    Module Registration Help desk

    (timetable and programme queries) 

    Drop-in from 14.00-16.00G126, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus 

    Thursday 19 September

    Meet Your Academic Adviser
    You will find out who you Academic Advisor is when you arrive.
    15:00-17:00 G228, Gibbs Building, Headington Campus
    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for students who still need to register modules)  

    Drop-in from 12:00-17:00

    JHB404, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus 


    Friday 20 September

    Freshers' Fair 10:00-16:00 John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
    Module Registration Help desk

    (only for students who have missed the Thursday deadline)  

    Drop-in from 10:00-17:00
     JHB403, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus 

    All Days

    Various Workshops and Events See Workshops and Events page for details.


    Key contacts

    Here is a list of Key Contacts for your course:

    Contact Contact details
    Head of Department Dr Irène Hill
    Programme Lead Dr Barbara Giraud 
    Subject Coordinator Dr Esteban Devis-Amaya 
    Student Support Coordinator Mr Chris Taylor
    Academic Liaison Librarian Ms Joanna Cooksey
    Programme Administrator Adrienn Nagy

    Recommended Reading for Applied Languages (English Foreign Language)

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the first year Applied Languages (English Foreign Language) modules. Please note that you are not required to get these books in advance. They are shown for those students who want to make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module Book details
    Culture, Language and Society No textbook. Materials will be provided on a weekly basis.
    English Language 1a: Core Language Skills Gairns, R. and Redman, S. (2008). Oxford Word Skills: Intermediate (Book and CD-ROM): Learn and Practise English Vocabulary. Oxford: Oxford University Press
    English Core Language Skills 1b: Communication and Culture Gairns, R. and Redman, S. (2009). Oxford Word Skills: Advanced (Book and CD-ROM): Learn and Practise English Vocabulary. Oxford: Oxford University Press

    Recommended Reading for Applied Languages (French)

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the first year Applied Languages (French) modules. Please note that you are not required to get these books in advance. They are shown for those students who want-make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module Book details
    Culture, Language and Society No textbook. Materials will be provided on a weekly basis.
    French B1 (1) Girardet, Pécheur, Gibbe, Parizet, Tendances, Méthode de français B1, Livre de l’élève CLE International, ISBN 9782090385311
    French B1 (2) Girardet, Pécheur, Gibbe, Parizet, Tendances, Méthode de français B1, Livre de l’élève CLE International, ISBN 9782090385311

    Recommended Reading for Applied Languages (Spanish)

    Here are some of the recommended texts for the first year Applied Languages (Spanish) modules. Please note that you are not required to get these books in advance. They are shown for those students who want to make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module Book details
    Culture, Language and Society No textbook. Materials will be provided on a weekly basis.
    Spanish B1 (1) Corpas, J., Garmendia, A. and Soriano, C. (2014). Aula Internacional 3. Nueva Edición (B1). (Libro del Alumno + CD). Difusión
    Spanish B1 (2) Corpas, J., Garmendia, A. and Soriano, C. (2014). Aula Internacional 3. Nueva Edición (B1). (Libro del Alumno + CD). Difusión

    Recommended Reading for Minor Language Options

    Here are some of the recommended texts for Minor Language Options. Please note that you are not required to get these books in advance. They are shown for those students who want to make a head start on the reading. Full reading lists for each module will be given in your lectures.

    Module Book details
    Mandarin Chinese

    Wu Z, Contemporary Chinese (Revised Edition), Vol.1 – Textbook,  Sinolingua

    Wu Z, Contemporary Chinese (Revised Edition), Vol. 2 Textbook, Sinolingu

    French Beginners

    Girardet, Pécheur, Gibbe, Parizet, Talents, Méthode de français A1, Livre de l’élève CLE International, ISBN: 9782090385403 

    Girardet, Pécheur, Gibbe, Parizet, Talents, Méthode de français A2, Livre de l’élève CLE International,    ISBN 9782090385434

    French Post-beginners Girardet, Pécheur, Gibbe, Parizet, Tendances, Méthode de français B1, Livre de l’élève CLE International, ISBN 9782090385311
    German

    German A1 = Albrecht U et al Passwort Deutsch Kurs 1-  und Übungsbuch mit Audio-CD  Band 1

    German A2(1) = Albrecht U et al Passwort Deutsch Kurs 2- und Übungsbuch  mit Audio-CD, Band 2

    Japanese

    Yamazaki, Y., Ishii, R., Sasaki, K., Takahashi, M. and Machida, K. (2008). Daichi Elementary Japanese 1: Main Text. Tokyo: 3A Corporation

    Yamazaki, Y., Ishii, R., Sasaki, K., Takahashi, M. and Machida, K. (2009). Daichi Elementary Japanese 1: Translation of the Main Text and Grammar Notes, English Edition. Tokyo: 3A Corporation

    Spanish Beginners Castro, F., Díaz, P., Rodero, I., and Sardinero, C. (2014)  Nuevo Espanol en Marcha A1A2 Libro del alumno + Cuaderno de ejercicios (SGEL)
    Spanish Post-beginners - Semesters 1 & 2

    Corpas, J. Garmendia, A. and Soriano, C. (2014) Aula Internacional 3, Nueva Edición(B1). Libro del Alumno + CD. Difusión.

    Sánchez P. (2010) Expertos: Libro del Alumno + Cuaderno de Ejercicios, Difusión


    Academic Advisors

    This is a list of all the Academic Advisors for Applied Languages. You will find out who your Academic Advisor is when you arrive. You should meet your Academic Advisor on Thursday Week 0 between 10:00 and 12:00, in their office. If there is any change to this, it will be shown in the Alternative Arrangement column.

    Name Room Phone Alternative arrangement
    Professor Nathalie Aubert T612 48 3737  
    Dr Esteban Devis-Amaya T604 48 3731  
    Dr Barbara Giraud T603 48 3949  
    Dr Irène Hill T611 48 4269