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Foreign Languages: English and Spanish


Qualification awarded (in original language)
"Licenciatura em Línguas Estrangeiras: Inglês e Espanhol". Title of "Licenciado".

Level of qualification
1st Cycle of Studies. EQF level 6. ISCED 2011 level 6.

Admission requirements
Students may apply to this 1st cycle programme, through the general regime, if they obtain a minimum classification of 95 points (on a scale of 0 to 200) in one of the following national entrance examinations: Spanish (05), or English (13), or Portuguese (18).
Application may also be possible, through special regimes, for:
. students inside the Portuguese educational system who want to re-enroll, change course of studies, or transfer education institution;
. holders of technological specialization courses;
. holders of professional technical courses;
. olders than 23 who have succeeded a special exam of assessment of capabilities to access the Higher Education System;
. holders of middle or high level courses;
. students coming from foreign higher education systems.
The access requirements for the 1st cycle of studies of Higher Education appear in the description of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.

Recognition of prior learning
Following the implementation of the Bologna Process and the consequent legislation regarding the mobility of students among degrees and higher education institutions, prior learning must be recognized and credited. The prior learning concept comprises all the previous learning/training undertaken in other higher education study cycles in national or international institutions (crediting of certified training), as well as previous professional experience and any post-secondary school training or education. As such, the IPB promotes the crediting of the student’s prior learning when arriving at the institution.
Aiming at a quick and full integration of the student in his/her new education programme, the recognition procedures must be submitted when enrolling at the IPB.
For further enquiries on crediting and recognizing prior learning and training at the IPB (calendars, procedures and assessment criteria), please go to the Applicant Portal at www.ipb.pt/portaldocandidato.

Qualification requirements and regulations
6 Semesters (3 years). 20 Weeks of study, per semester, full-time (40 per year). 40 total Hours per week. 810 total Hours per semester (1620 per year). 180 ECTS Credits (30 per semester); 1 credit corresponds to 27 hours. Variable number of Contact (teaching) Hours, depending on the established Schedule for each Course Unit). A period of on-the-job training with 18 ECTS Credits is included; this training is to be accomplished in a public or private institution with which ESE has signed a cooperation agreement.

Holders of this diploma are entitled to apply to the career of high staff in central and local public administration, as well as in private enterprises and institutions or to undertake their own independent qualified activity.

Profile of the programme
The profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional skills in the study areas of modern languages and literatures. English and Spanish.

Key learning outcomes
The bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages: English and Spanish is awarded to those students that demonstrate, in this field, the ability to:
a) develop and enhance the acquired knowledge;
b) apply acquired knowledge and understanding capacity in order to clearly demonstrate a professional approach to the work carried out;
c) solve problems based upon their own arguments;
d) collate, select, and interpret relevant information which will enable them to consolidate the solutions they present and the opinions they put forward, including the analysis of relevant social, scientific and ethical aspects;
e) communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions, both to experts and non-experts;
f) develop competences that will enable them to benefit from lifelong learning with a high degree of autonomy.

To complete the qualification, the student is required to pass all compulsory course units of the study plan.

Occupational profiles of graduates
The graduates in Foreign Languages: English and Spanish hold the necessary qualifications to engage in several professional activities according to the profile laid out in the study plan (languages, literatures and cultures). They may also pursue further studies in the field of teacher education, translation, humanities, culture (e.g. cultural and heritage tourism, cultural management, cultural mediation, consulting) as well as others.

Access to further studies
The bachelor’s degree in Foreign Languages: English and Spanish allows to proceed to post-graduate studies, according to the diagram of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.

Graduation requirements
Graduation is obtained after completion of the total ECTS credits foreseen in the study plan.

Examination regulations, assessment and grading
Examination and assessment are regulated by the IPB general regulation, available in www.ipb.pt/sa, and by the Attendance and Assessment Regulations of the School, available in www.ese.ipb.pt.
Consult this Guide under the option “The ECTS at the IPB” for information on the grading and qualification system.

Mode of study
Full-time.

Programme director
Isabel Augusta Chumbo (
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Scientific areas of the study plan
Scientific AreaAcronymECTS Credits
CompulsoryOptional
EnglishEng82.06.0
General LinguisticsGL5.00.0
SpanishSpa81.06.0
Total 
168.012.0

Course structure
YearSemTypeCodeCourse UnitScientific
Area
ECTS
Credits
11 Semestral 
 8323-619-1101-00-20 
Spanish Culture ISpa5.0
11 Semestral 
 8323-619-1102-00-20 
English Culture IEng5.0
11 Semestral 
 8323-619-1103-00-20 
Introduction to LinguisticsGL5.0
11 Semestral 
 8323-619-1104-00-20 
Introduction to Literary and Cultural StudiesSpa/
Eng
4.0
11 Semestral 
 8323-619-1105-00-19 
Spanish Language ISpa5.0
11 Semestral 
 8323-619-1106-00-20 
English Language IEng6.0
12 Semestral 
 8323-619-1201-00-20 
Spanish Culture IISpa5.0
12 Semestral 
 8323-619-1202-00-20 
English Culture IIEng5.0
12 Semestral 
 8323-619-1203-00-19 
Spanish Language IIEng5.0
12 Semestral 
 8323-619-1204-00-20 
English Language IIEng6.0
12 Semestral 
 8323-619-1205-00-20 
Children and Juvenile Spanish LiteratureSpa4.0
12 Semestral 
 8323-619-1206-00-20 
Children and Juvenile English LiteratureEng5.0
21 Semestral 
 8323-619-2101-00-20 
English Culture IIIEng6.0
21 Semestral 
 8323-619-2102-00-19 
Spanish Language IIISpa5.0
21 Semestral 
 8323-619-2103-00-19 
English Language IIIEng5.0
21 Semestral 
 8323-619-2104-00-20 
Spanish Linguistics ISpa5.0
21 Semestral 
 8323-619-2105-00-20 
Spanish Literature ISpa5.0
21 Semestral 
 8323-619-2106-00-20 
English Literature IEng4.0
22 Semestral 
 8323-619-2201-00-19 
Spanish Language IVSpa5.0
22 Semestral 
 8323-619-2202-00-19 
English Language IVEng5.0
22 Semestral 
 8323-619-2203-00-20 
English Linguistics IEng5.0
22 Semestral 
 8323-619-2204-00-20 
Spanish Literature IISpa6.0
22 Semestral 
 8323-619-2205-00-20 
English Literature IIEng5.0
22 Semestral 
 8323-619-2206-01-20 
Option I-History of Spanish American Cultures---
4.0
22 Semestral 
 8323-619-2206-02-19 
Option I-Introduction to Subtitling---
4.0
22 Semestral 
 8323-619-2206-03-20 
Option I-Anglophone Literatures---
4.0
22 Semestral 
 8323-619-2206-04-19 
Option I-Literature and Cinema---
4.0
22 Semestral 
 8323-619-2206-05-20 
Option I-Cultural Mediation---
4.0
22 Semestral 
 8323-619-2206-06-20 
Option I-Research Methodologies Applied to Languages---
4.0
22 Semestral 
 8323-619-2206-07-20 
Option I-Translation and Market---
4.0
31 Semestral 
 8323-619-3101-00-19 
Spanish Language VSpa5.0
31 Semestral 
 8323-619-3102-00-20 
English Language VEng5.0
31 Semestral 
 8323-619-3103-00-20 
Spanish Literature IIISpa6.0
31 Semestral 
 8323-619-3104-00-20 
English Literature IIIEng6.0
31 Semestral 
 8323-619-3105-01-20 
Option II-History of Spanish American Cultures---
4.0
31 Semestral 
 8323-619-3105-02-19 
Option II-Introduction to Subtitling---
4.0
31 Semestral 
 8323-619-3105-03-20 
Option II-Anglophone Literatures---
4.0
31 Semestral 
 8323-619-3105-04-20 
Option II-Literature and Cinema---
4.0
31 Semestral 
 8323-619-3105-05-20 
Option II-Cultural Mediation---
4.0
31 Semestral 
 8323-619-3105-06-20 
Option II-Research Methodologies Applied to Languages---
4.0
31 Semestral 
 8323-619-3105-07-20 
Option II-Translation and Market---
4.0
31 Semestral 
 8323-619-3106-01-20 
Option III-History of Spanish American Cultures---
4.0
31 Semestral 
 8323-619-3106-02-19 
Option III-Introduction to Subtitling---
4.0
31 Semestral 
 8323-619-3106-03-20 
Option III-Anglophone Literatures---
4.0
31 Semestral 
 8323-619-3106-04-19 
Option III-Literature and Cinema---
4.0
31 Semestral 
 8323-619-3106-05-20 
Option III-Cultural Mediation---
4.0
31 Semestral 
 8323-619-3106-06-20 
Option III-Research Methodologies Applied to Languages---
4.0
31 Semestral 
 8323-619-3106-07-20 
Option III-Translation and Market---
4.0
32 Semestral 
 8323-619-3201-00-20 
English Language VIEng4.0
32 Semestral 
 8323-619-3202-00-20 
Spanish Linguistics IISpa4.0
32 Semestral 
 8323-619-3203-00-20 
English Linguistics IIEng4.0
32 Semestral 
 8323-619-3204-00-20 
Observation and Intervention in Professional ContextsSpa/
Eng
18.0

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