presenting the fundamentals of foreign language teaching

Master’s Degree in English Linguistics
JULY 24th, 9:00 AM, ROOM B2,
The presentation of the programme also available
What is it about?
This programme is structured into modules following three main directions of
1. Discourse and Argumentation
- focusing on the textual and rhetorical components of discourse in English
and on the study of texts from an argumentative perspective.
2. The linguistics of English. Methods and applications.
- a description is offered of the phonological, syntactic and semantic
issues which are particular to the English language, within a modern
explanatory framework.
- an important psycholinguistic component is also included, focusing on
research in the field of first and second language acquisition.
3. The Teaching of English. Fundamentals and current strategies.
- presenting the fundamentals of foreign language teaching, functional
grammar, as well as modern strategies in the teaching of English.
In what language will it be taught?
The courses will be in English.
What is the subject matter?
1. Workshops:
Language enhancement, through advanced workshops on
English in use (a wide range of activities, including
2. The Discourse and Argumentation module:
Language and culture
Text typology
Discourse analysis
Linguistic representations in mass media
3. The Linguistic Description of English module
The syntax of English and comparative syntax
The structure of the lexicon
Lexical semantics
The history of the English vocabulary
The theory of linguistic changes
Varieties of English
4. Language acquisition:
The acquisition of English as the first language
The acquisition of English as a second language
5. The Teaching of English module:
Learning a foreign language
Methods and directions in teaching a foreign language
Functional grammar and teaching programmes
6. The computational Linguistics module:
Methods in natural language processing on the computer:
corpus linguistics, statistical methods, glossaries, online
Who teaches?
Members of the Department of English within the Faculty of Foreign Languages and
Literatures and from the Faculty of Mathematics and Informatics.
Can I also study abroad?
YES! During the study programme you can benefit from an Erasmus grant! The linguistics
staff have entered into Erasmus agreements with universities from Italy (Venice, Pisa),
Spain (Barcelona), Cyprus (Nicosia).
After graduation you may opt for a doctoral program in Romanian or abroad. Many of our
former master students were accepted with a scholarship in doctoral programs in the
country (The doctoral school “Languages and Cultural identities” at the Faculty of Foreign
Languages and Literatures, Bucharest University), as well as the US (Rutgers University,
University of Connecticut, Central University of New York, Texas University at Austin,
University of Massachussetts Amherst), the Netherlands (Universiteit Leiden), Italy
(Universita Ca' Foscari Venezia).
Where can I get a job after graduation?
Students who learn linguistics acquire a number of useful skills, such as:
analytical thinking
the ability to produce a logical argumentation
the ability to formulate and test hypotheses
communication skills in a diversity of registers and situations,
advanced knowledge of English
For these reasons, graduates of this master programme are well-prepared for a variety of
positions in a wide range of fields:
academic teaching and research
interdisciplinary research work in the fields of artificial
intelligence, clinical linguistics, forensic linguistics etc.
pre-university education, at any level
translating or interpreting
positions in public administration, NGOs, governmental
institutions, information services
positions in mass-media, public relations and advertising
communication and translation expert in companies
event organizer (conferences, symposiums, congresses,
business conference)
lexicographers, glossary writers
consultant linguist in the judicial, economic, medical field, etc
Admission requirements:
NO written exam!
Graduates of the Faculty of Foreign Languages and of the Faculty of Letters who have a
good knowledge of English may apply.
The entrance exam consists of: (1) the evaluation of the candidate’s file and (2) an
interview. The file must contain: a CV (in English); a letter of intent (in English, a maximum
of 2 A4 pages); a summary of the Bachelor thesis viewed as a research project (in English,
maximum 2 pages A4).
Budgeted places: 16; Fee-paying places: 10