SCHOOL OF FOREIGN LANGUAGES

GRADUATE STUDIES

Concentration: BUSINESS COMMUNICATION AND TRANSALETION IN ENGLISH

WHY IS SFL THE BEST SCHOOL FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGES IN MACEDONIA?

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY IN MACEDONIA

The concentration in Business Communication and Translation in English is accredited in the USA by the

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)

English Language Teaching (ELT) is uniquely tailored and offered only at UACS

OUR FACULTY

SFL is proud to cooperate with:

  • Professors with academic degrees awarded by international universities, and
  • Guest lecturers from international universities

UACS is well known for applying various teaching methods, approaches and techniques. Some of them are the following:

  • Communicative Language Teaching (CLT)
  • Community Language Learning (CLL)
  • Principled Eclecticism
  • Multiple Intelligences
  • Participant-Centered Learning methods
  • Learning by doing
  • Case study
  • Role play
  • Problem solving

Since UACS SFL is designed to meet the needs of language professionals, students learn the following:

  • Modern methodology in teaching English as a Foreign and/ or Second Language;
  • The most contemporary techniques for translating written documents;
  • Advanced techniques for simultaneous and consecutive interpretation;
  • Contemporary standards of business communication in the era of globalization.

The program will improve students’ skills in:

  • Teaching a foreign language in diverse multicultural environments, with different groups and at different levels in a socially responsible manner;
  • Using computer assisting tools, as Word Fast a translation software with greater speed and efficiency;
  • Collecting, analyzing, comparing and evaluating data for the purpose of making different types of translation and interpretation;
  • Developing the ability for business communication, effective communication in teams, as well as gaining presentation and communication skills for a multicultural environment
  • Know the source language (Macedonian) and the target language (English) at the level of: word,
  • idiomatic expression, sentence, discourse, and style;
  • Learn the elements of teaching hours and the function of textbooks and materials for teaching English;
  • Ability to prepare lesson plans, select instructional materials, recognize the needs and deficiencies of
  • students and properly direct their further educational process;
  • Gain skills for presentation, transparency and clarity in teaching a foreign language;
  • Knowledge regarding the analysis of the basic principles and methods of translation and interpretation;
  • Learn the basic principles and methods of business and professional communication and correspondence, business terminology, writing business plans, reports and proposals.

Upon graduation, students earn a diploma which offers vast opportunities for getting a job and/or for freelance work as self-employed foreign language professionals. Some of the professional opportunities that students could pursue as future career are the following:

  • English language teacher in primary and secondary education, as well as adult education in both private and public sector;
  • Translator and interpreter of different sorts of texts and topics, both in domestic and foreign companies;
  • Business communication correspondent;
  • Proofreader;
  • Book editor.

TITLE AND DEGREE EARNED UPON GRADUATION AT UACS SFL
Master of Arts in Business Communication and Translation in English
ACADEMIC PROGRAM: MODEL 3+2

Required courses:

  1. Translation Theory
  2. Business Communication: Theory and Practice
  3. Business English
  4. Principles of Organizational Behavior
  5. Business Module 4
  6. Specialization Project and Internship
  7. Elective course
  8. Elective course
  9. Elective course

Elective Courses in concentration, students choose two of the following three:

  1. Semantics
  2. Business Module 1,2,3
  3. Computer Assisted Translation

Elective courses at university level, students choose one of the following two

  1. Research Methods and Critical Thinking
  2. Qualitative Research

Required courses:

  1. Translation Workshop
  2. Interpreting Workshop
  3. Academic Writing for Graduates
  4. Master Thesis
  5. Elective course
  6. Elective course

Elective Courses in concentration, students choose two of the following three

  1. Human Resource Management
  2. Public Relations
  3. Interpersonal Communication

 GRADUATE STUDY PROGRAM: MODEL 4+1

Required courses:

  1. Business Communication
  2. Theory and Practice
  3. Translation Workshop
  4. Academic Writing for Graduates
  5. Business Modules 1,2,3
  6. Business Module 4
  7. Organizational Behavior
  8. Master Thesis
  9. Elective course
  10. Elective course

Elective Courses in concentration, students choose one of the following two

  1. Business English
  2. Semantics

Elective Courses at University level, students choose one of the following two

  1. Research Methods and Critical Thinking
  2. Qualitative Research
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