Social Media RSS Feed en BA Italian Studies and Modern Languages <p>Our BA Italian Studies and Modern Languages (including foundation year) is open to Home, EU and international students. It will be suitable for you if your academic qualifications do not yet meet our entrance requirements for the three-year version of this course and you want a programme that increases your subject knowledge as well as improves your academic skills. This five-year course includes a foundation year (Year Zero), followed by a further four years of study. During your Year Zero, you study four academic subjects relevant to your chosen course as well as a compulsory academic skills module. You are an Essex student from day one, a member of our global community based at the most internationally diverse campus university in the UK. After successful completion of Year Zero in our Essex Pathways Department, you progress to complete your course with the Department of Language and Linguistics. On our course you’ll become highly proficient in Italian and will be able to study a further two of the modern languages taught at Essex, including German, Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Mandarin Chinese. These languages can be studied alongside the language expert modules which cover a range of cultural and professional skills. For most of our languages, we offer modules in all six different levels recognised by the Common European Framework. With two modules completed in Italian each year, you are expected to reach Mastery level in the language by the end of our course, and are also encouraged to gain confidence in one or two other languages of your choice. As well as gaining fluency in Italian, you become proficient in a broad range of its practical use, from professional translation to creative writing.</p> Wed, 01/22/2020 - 08:00 775658 775658 Chinese Studies OR Japanese Studies BA <p>Pursue your interest in East Asia with a range of fascinating cultural modules, such as: contemporary Japanese popular culture the fall and rise of China critical international politics Learn a new language and become fluent during your year abroad, studying at a university in China or Japan. Our communicative approach to language learning means that you will learn to communicate with speakers of the language right from the start, and we have fantastic facilities to support your learning. Britain's growing political, business and cultural links with East Asia represent significant career opportunities for our graduates.</p> Wed, 01/22/2020 - 07:56 901514 901514 Teach English as a Language Assistant in Chile <h2>Am I eligible for a placement in Chile?</h2> <p>To be a Language Assistant in Chile, you must:</p> <ul> <li>hold a UK or Irish passport. Holders of other EU passports are not eligible for a post in Chile</li> <li>have B1 level Spanish</li> </ul> <p>Posts in Chile will run from either:</p> <ul> <li>the end of June until late June or</li> <li>the end of August until the end of July.</li> </ul> <p>This will depend upon the university that you are allocated to, and their term dates.</p> <p>Approximately 30% of posts will begin at the end of July, with the rest starting at mid or end of August. Where possible, and if stated in your application form, our overseas partners will attempt to meet requests for a later start date but only from candidates who have a valid reason, such as university exams. However, there is no guarantee that this will be possible. Individual holiday plans will not be considered.  </p> <h2>Will there be an induction course?</h2> <p>All candidates going to Latin America will be invited to attend a one-day pre-departure briefing in London in June. Whilst the date is subject to changed, it is expected to take place during the week beginning 22 June 2019. You will be expected to cover your own travel costs to and from the briefing. Successful candidates will be contacted in due course.</p> <p>Whilst the pre-departure briefing is not compulsory, it is highly recommended that you attend as you will be able to meet and talk to former assistants, as well as networking with fellow English Language Assistants who will be undertaking assistantships in the same year as you.</p> <p>Additionally, induction courses are normally held at most employing institutions in Chile before the assistantship starts.</p> <h2>How many hours will I work per week?</h2> <p>Assistants normally work a maximum of 20 hours per week.  Occasionally you may be asked to work extra hours, which are paid on a pro-rata basis.</p> <h2>How many posts are available in Chile?</h2> <p>Around 35 posts are available in Chile each year. </p> <h2>What type of institution will I be working in? </h2> <p>The majority of posts available in Chile are in universities and private language academies. You may also be invited to participate in outreach projects with schools.</p> <h2>How much will I be paid?</h2> <p>The allowance for Language Assistants varies from institution to institution and will be confirmed in your contract. </p> <p>The average monthly allowance for the period 2020-21 will be CLP 430,000.</p> <p>Please note that language assistant salaries are set by the university, who are the employing institutions and are ultimately responsible for setting the salary of Language Assistants. This amount should therefore be treated as indicative and may be subject to change.</p> <h2>Will I need a visa?</h2> <p>Yes, assistants going to Chile will be required to apply for a student visa before travelling to Chile. For the last few years, visas for Chile have been free, and we hope that this agreement will continue. However, visa costs for Chile can vary year-on-year, and in some years have cost up to £600. You should take this into account before applying.</p> <p>Full details on how to apply for your visa will be provided to successful candidates once they have received confirmation of their allocated institution, however candidates should bear in mind the following:</p> <ul> <li>You will be required to attend an appointment at the Consulate General of Chile in London. You will be expected to cover your travel costs</li> <li>As part of your visa application, you will be required to submit a Health Report from your GP and an International Child Protection Certificate (£60)</li> <li>These documents will need to be notarised by the Foreign Commonwealth Office at a cost of approximately £30 per document</li> <li>If you receive a positive trace on your International Child Protection Certificate, even for an offence expunged from your record, you are unlikely to be granted a visa for Chile.  </li> </ul> <p>Candidates should not begin any visa proceedings or apply for their International Child Protection Certificate until instructed by the British Council.</p> <p>However, at this stage, applicants should check the expiry date in their passport and ensure that their passport will not require renewal until at least six months after you will return to the UK. If necessary, we strongly recommend that you apply for a new passport immediately or you risk delaying your visa process.  </p> <p>Please note that visa requirements can change at short notice, and the British Council cannot be held responsible for any changes to the visa process.</p> <h2>What holidays will I have?</h2> <p>In Chile, the academic calendar generally runs from March to December. Typically, assistants can expect to receive a holiday of approximately four weeks during February.  </p> <p>During January, although students may be on holiday during this time, English Language Assistants may be required to carry out administrative tasks during some of this period.</p> <p>It is likely that assistants will not have to work on Christmas Day but will often return to work on 26 December as the UK Boxing Day holiday is not observed in Chile. </p> <p>Please note that specific dates cannot be confirmed at this stage but have been provided to help give you an idea of what the academic calendar may look like. Your institution will give you full details of your term dates and any public holidays when you begin your post. Holidays may vary by institution.</p> <h2>Where can I go in Chile?</h2> <p>The locations of posts in Chile vary from year to year. You may state preferences in your application, however we cannot guarantee that you will be placed in your preferred location. You must therefore be flexible and willing to accept a placement in an area they have not listed.</p> <p>As an indication, in 2019-20, assistants were allocated to posts at universities in the following cities:</p> <ul> <li>Arica</li> <li>Talca</li> </ul> <h2>I've worked as a Language Assistant in Chile – can I apply again?</h2> <p>Language Assistants in Chile can apply for a consecutive year. </p> <p>In order to apply, you should send an email to British Council Chile and copy in, informing them of your wish to stay for a second year. This should be submitted by 01 May at the latest.   </p> <p>However, you will have to return to the UK over the summer in order to apply for a new visa, as this cannot be arranged from Chile.</p> <p>A registered charity: 209131 (England and Wales) SC037733 (Scotland).</p> Wed, 01/22/2020 - 00:26 1421033 1421033 Freelance Translators <p> </p> <h3>Job description</h3> <p>We are looking for experienced translators to work on academic manuscripts written in Japanese/Korean/Chinese/Portuguese. To qualify, you must have technical expertise in your field. Experience working in a foreign-language setting will be preferred. Essentially, your work will involve translating an academic research paper from the original language to native English. We currently have openings for freelance translators for the following language pairs:</p> <ul> <li>Native-level fluency in English (essential)</li> <li>An understanding and knowledge of technical terminology as expressed in the native language as well as in English is highly preferred</li> <li>Expertise/an advanced degree in any of the following fields: Chemistry, Materials Science, Civil Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Medicine, Plant & Animal Science, Neurology, Dentistry, Orthodontics, Biotechnology, Medical Devices, Psychology, and Healthcare</li> <li>Minimum 1 year of translation experience</li> <li>Familiarity with Microsoft Word</li> <li>Ability to work independently</li> </ul> <p>Share this job on</p> <p>At CACTUS, we believe we put our best work forward when our employees bring together ideas that are diverse in thought. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, colour, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. In addition, CACTUS will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. If you have a disability or special need, we would like to know how we can better accommodate you.</p> <p>FRAUD ALERT</p> <p>All authorized CACTUS recruiters use <strong></strong> email addresses. Please do not entertain job offers or interview requests from anyone using other domain names. Tell me more.</p> <ol> <li>CACTUS recruiters will never ask for money/fees to process your job application.</li> <li>All job applications are processed by our in-house recruiters. <strong>We are not associated with any third parties</strong>.</li> <li>If you are unsure about the authenticity of any emails/communication from people claiming to represent CACTUS, please contact <strong></strong> and we will get back to you with a confirmation.</li> </ol> <p> </p> Tue, 01/21/2020 - 08:26 1421672 1421672 BA Spanish <p>Join our friendly and dynamic Department of Modern Languages and European Studies, which offers the opportunity to study in a lively, multilingual community with staff and students from all over the world. We offer a flexible and supportive approach to learning which allows you to tailor your degree to your interests, including the opportunity to learn other languages. Through this course you will become confident and highly skilled in written and spoken Spanish, both Latin American and Peninsular. You will master the fundamental elements of the language, to the point where you will graduate with a near-native command of it. We’re proud of our small language classes, led by native speakers. Direct access to expert staff for help and feedback ensures you develop your language skills to the best of your ability. A wide range of optional modules in Spanish and Latin American culture, history, literature, theatre, politics and film enhance your learning, and provide you with an in-depth knowledge of the country. You will have the opportunity to study with staff who are internationally-recognised experts in Spanish-speaking literature, history and culture; including the contemporary literature of Spain; Argentinian literature and nation-building; Cuban culture and cultural policy; politics and international relations in Latin America. You will also be able to explore a specific topic beyond the language you're learning through comparative modules. If you really enjoy Spanish or Latin American cinema, for example, then you can opt to take modules in European and World cinema and gain an even broader knowledge of the medium.</p> Tue, 01/21/2020 - 00:54 773543 773543 Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages <p>The Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages develops specialised skills and knowledge for professional practice in teaching. This course is designed to provide graduates with a comprehensive grounding in the theory and practice of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.</p> <p>Two streams are available in the Master of TESOL, and the four core units in each stream also form an embedded graduate certificate, differentiated as follows:<br /> <br /> Stream A is for teachers of any method who are registered or eligible for primary or secondary registration in Australia and would like to add TESOL as a method or gain further recognition as a TESOL specialist. Qualified teachers who complete this course or its embedded graduate certificate can work in a wide range of professional contexts in Australia or internationally. </p> <p>Stream B is for applicants who do not require Australian teacher recognition, such as those who teach or intend to teach English overseas, or work in adult education in Australia, including adult migrant programs or ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students).</p> Mon, 01/20/2020 - 12:21 1266043 1266043 MA in English Studies <p>The MA programme in English Studies is designed to provide students with interpretive skills, academic research tools, and a critical perspective in the fields of English Studies. Students are introduced to basic theoretical fields, such as the history and theory of literature, theories of language, the social uses of language, gender studies and the multimediality of culture. An overview of academic research tools in the information society and the digital humanities is presented during the course of studies, and students participate in interactive seminars, research practice and thesis writing consultations.</p> <p> </p> <p>Rigorous coursework develops abilities of understanding the human subject in the linguistic, historical and ideological complexities of society. During the course of the programme, there is a focus on developing skills of academic research, critical thinking, argumentative academic writing, and analytical skills. Graduates of the Faculty usually pursue careers in cultural and public administration, tourism, media and international business. There is also an opportunity to continue studies in PhD programmes.</p> Sun, 01/19/2020 - 13:55 1329090 1329090 Doctor of Arts in English Pedagogy and Technology <p>The Doctor of Arts in English Pedagogy and Technology is a 48-hour, practice-based degree that embeds advanced coursework in the content areas of English and Literacy within a framework of pedagogical theory and reflection. Designed for teachers in the fields of English language, literature, and literacy from early grades through adult, the program offers five specializations, one of which provides supportive experiences and mentoring for school teachers pursuing National Board Certification. The program may be completed in as few as three years and is available on-campus or online. </p> Sun, 01/19/2020 - 09:48 1123435 1123435 Web Design & Development <p>The Web Design certificates focus on building and maintaining professional and effective websites. Various tools and techniques for web editing, graphics and marketing are presented.</p> <p>The Web Developer certificate focuses on building interactive, data driven websites using both client-side and server-side technologies. Acquire an understanding of database design and use, develop basic programming skills, and attain a solid foundation in the construction of websites.</p> Fri, 01/17/2020 - 12:27 1326341 1326341 Japanese BA <p>With a still widely unknown origin, Japanese is comprised of three different written systems and is spoken by 130 million people around the world.</p> <p>The Japanese major is designed to provide you with a high level of literacy in the Japanese language as well as an understanding of Japanese culture.</p> <p>Japan is an important trade partner for Australia and a gateway to other Asian nations. Asia is diverse, rapidly changing and full of opportunities. This major will allow you to explore career opportunities in Japan and bilingual job opportunities in Australia and overseas.</p> <p>No previous study of the language is required. If you have previously studied Japanese, you will take more advanced classes. The teaching methods that are applied to both spoken and written language use the latest technology and cultural awareness activities.</p> <p>Japanese is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.</p> <p>You can study this major as part of a Science and Arts or Arts and Commercedouble degree.</p> Fri, 01/17/2020 - 09:55 1076681 1076681