Language and Asia Pacific Studies

Our Modern Language and Asia Pacific Studies courses give you the chance to study multiple languages. Develop academic knowledge of your chosen languages alongside a practical understanding of how they’re used in real life, such as in translation and interpretation.

Develop your communication skills in the language of your choice. Delve into the culture and history of your chosen language and expand your knowledge of world events.

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Why study with us

  • Work or study abroad for a period to enhance your language skills, improve your confidence and experience a different culture.
  • Develop the language skills and knowledge you’ll need to succeed in global business, including interpreting.
  • Make the most of our Worldwise Learning Centre, with free access to Rosetta Stone for your guided study time
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My year abroad in Madrid was amazing! I made so many friends from all over the world and my Spanish improved a lot.
Isabelle Strong
BA (Hons) English Language and Linguistics (with Spanish)
United Kingdom

Monthly staff spotlight - Maria Dolores Iglesias Mora

Being a second language learner myself has reinforced the use of the communicative approach. Innovation and creativity can be demonstrated in the materials development that Maria has been involved with all these years. Having a reflective practitioner perspective has enabled her to show a sympathetic approach to the students’ way of learning by mainly focussing on how to enhance classroom dynamics through one-to-one, pair or group work, encouraging the active participation of students in a positive learning environment.

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Modern Languages in Today’s World

What can I do with a degree in languages?

You could enter a variety of occupations after studying a language course. Our graduates work for local governments, in international business, consultancy, translation/interpreting, or worldwide teaching.

A degree in language could lead to a career as a:

  • Interpreter
  • Translator
  • Policy Officer
  • Political Risk Analyst
  • Civil Service Fast Streamer
  • Diplomatic Service Officer

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Study a degree at UCLan

Interested in studying a degree with us? From exploring accommodation to visiting us at an Open Day, find out everything you need to know about life at UCLan.

Meet the team

Dr Hae-Sung Jeon
Senior Lecturer in Korean Studies
Dr Sojin Lim
Reader in Asia Pacific Studies
Dr Lara Momesso
Senior Lecturer
Dr Pauline Harries
Senior Lecturer
Dr Mark Orme
Principal Lecturer
Dr Adina Zemanek
Lecturer in Asia Pacific Studies
Matt Thurston
Director of Studies, Language Academy
Dr Robert Kasza
Senior Lecturer in Japanese
Dr Chisa Matsukawa
Lecturer in Japanese
Dr Olga Tabachnikova
Reader in Russian
Dr Dominik Vajn
Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics
Dr Elena Artamonova
Lecturer in Russian Studies
Dr Daniel Bürkle
Lecturer in Psycholinguistics
Dr Andrea Taberner
Senior Lecturer
Elena Anna Maria Gandini
Lecturer ESOL/EFL
Adham Mardini
Lecturer in International Student Support
Dr Josie Leonard
Senior Lecturer in TESOL
Karen Smith
Senior Lecturer
Dr Tania Horák
Senior Lecturer
Dr Isabela Fairclough
Senior Lecturer
Dr Philip Constable
Senior Lecturer in History
Dr Ed Griffith
Associate Dean
Takako Amano
Senior Lecturer
Dr Xi Chen
Senior Lecturer