[lg policy] Text and Event in Early Modern Europe: Language policy

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Sep 27 14:14:20 UTC 2010

Language policy

The language of tuition is English for all core elements of the
programme, including the thesis. Some elective modules and special
skills courses may be replaced with equivalent offerings in other
languages (subject to approval by the Academic Board), depending on
the candidate’s language competence. At admission stage, non-native
speakers of English must demonstrate, through the acquisition of a
recognized qualification, proficiency in English at level C1
(‘proficient user’) as defined in the Common European Framework of
Reference for Languages (CEFR) or IELTS level 7.0. Candidates whose
native language is English will be required to demonstrate competence
in another EU language at CEFR level B2 (‘independent user’).

During the programme, students will be required to attend basic
language courses in the consortium languages of their two chosen
places of study unless they can already demonstrate competence in
those languages at CEFR level B2. Language training opportunities will
be provided at all four sites at no additional cost. These language
courses are not used for credit towards the doctorate, but are
recognized as an essential tool in the professional and personal
development of the candidates. Candidates will be encouraged to
document their language abilities through Europass.

At the end of the programme, all students will have used at least two
EU languages, and the majority of students will have acquired skills
in a third or fourth EU language.


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