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M1 Master's in English for specific purposes

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  • Places available
    12
  • Language(s) of instruction
    English
    French
Présentation
Objectives

ENS Paris-Saclay's M1 program in English for specific purposes aims to train very high-level Anglicists in a vast array of skills traditionally covered by English studies programs (excellent command of written and oral English, excellent English / French and French / English translation skills, advanced skills in English linguistics and phonology, ability to analyze major literary texts from the English-speaking area, knowledge of English-speaking civilizations), and a very strong disciplinary culture in English for specific purposes (theory and didactics of ESP, knowledge of major specialized domains in an Anglophone context - scientific, legal, economic, medical English - knowledge of discourse analysis and terminology).

Location
GIF SUR YVETTE
Course Prerequisites

To join the course, applicants must have an excellent command of the English language (minimum European level C1 both written and oral), as well as an L3 (undergraduate) qualification in English-speaking studies or equivalent that covers the topics of English literature, civilization of the English-speaking world, English linguistics, and translation.

Skills
  • Be able to analyse phenomena of specialisation of the English language in the various specialised fields, using a range of interpretation methods (debate analysis, LANSAD didactics, terminology).

  • Be able to translate complex, literary and pragmatic texts from French to English and vice versa.

  • Have a good command of the main interpretation methods and explanatory frameworks for English grammar, particularly in the field of linguistics.

  • Have a level of written and spoken English akin to that of a native speaker.

  • Possess ample cultural knowledge in English humanities (literature and civilization in the English-speaking world).

  • Be able to formulate research problems relevant to English-speaking studies, and independently carry out high-level research work.

Post-graduate profile

All students from the A.Spé (English for Specific Purposes) M1 go on to further studies in M2 (or take entrance exams to become assistant English teachers - "agrégation"), with the aim of becoming teachers or associate professor in English-speaking studies, which is the main employment area for graduates of this course.

Career prospects
  • Teacher or lecturer in English studies.
  • Executives in the public sector or possibly in the private sector.
Collaboration(s)
Laboratories

Section DASP (Discours anglophones spécialisés) de l'ENS Paris-Saclay.

Programme
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Traduction 4 130
Méthodologie de la recherche universitaire 2 8
Linguistique anglaise et langue orale 6 36
Cultures et civilisations de l'aire anglophone 12
Anglais de spécialité, terminologie et corpus spécialisés 6 22
Subjects ECTS Lecture directed study practical class Lecture/directed study Lecture/practical class directed study/practical class distance-learning course Project Supervised studies
Traduction 4 130
Soutenance du mémoire de recherche 12
Linguistique anglaise et langue orale 4 36
Cultures et civilisations de l'aire anglophone 6 0
Anglais de spécialité, terminologie et corpus spécialisés 4 22
Modalités de candidatures
Application period
From 03/05/2022 to 31/07/2022
Compulsory supporting documents
  • Curriculum Vitae.

  • Motivation letter.

  • All transcripts of the years / semesters validated since the high school diploma at the date of application.

Additional supporting documents
  • VAP file (obligatory for all persons requesting a valuation of the assets to enter the diploma).

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