The Bachelor’s Degree in Language Sciences gives students the opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of the way that language and languages work – a speciality designed for any student whose future career path requires an understanding of language phenomena, for specialised or non-specialised teaching or for the kinds of linguistic expertise needed by public or private companies.
  • Objectives
Its objective is therefore to enable students to:
- Develop the analytical and reflective skills enabling them to understand and gain proficiency in various types of approach to language and languages;
- Acquire the work methods necessary to such analytical and reflective abilities and, by doing so, foster development of academic and professional adaptability;
- Construct and specify their professional objectives through systematic and diversified questioning and progressive development of the self-sufficiency necessary to professional independence.

The competences that students will acquire during the degree course are of two orders – skills specific to the discipline in question (theoretical and applied knowledge of Language Sciences, making them experts in the field and so opening up a variety of career paths for them to choose from) and more crosscutting competences (which will be acquired through the teaching content and methodology specific to each subject area), bearing on more general capacities acquired during undergraduate degree courses and enabling students to analyse problems and develop well-argued reasoning skills.

- General and applied knowledge of Language Sciences and related fields
- Progressive introduction of specialisations in a variety of fields opening up a choice of career prospects and seen as being a necessary complement to basic subject matter taught
- Analytical abilities
- Critical sense
- Construction of scientific reasoning
- Autonomy and professional independence (i.e. knowing how to find the human or other resources required for implementing their chosen activity)
- Acquisition of methods of analysis
- Methodology of academic work and the discipline in question
- Organisational skills
- Social issues of language practices (i.e. adaptation of language to context)
  • Content or list of themes covered and subjects taught
The course combines disciplinary teaching of formal and applied linguistics.

Language-learning is also a major feature, with students being required to choose two oral languages during the 6 semesters as well receiving a grounding in French Sign Language (FSL) over two semesters.

The first year includes modules (UEs/Unités d’Enseignement) designed to improve written and oral expression, computer skills, academic work methodology and general culture. The 6 semesters also incorporate modules designed to help students construct and develop their professional objectives.

Semester 1
UE 10 Communication tools
EP 1* Modern language
EP 2 Digital competences
EP 3 Written and oral expression
UE 11 Methodology
UE 12 Phonetics
UE 13 Morphology
UE 14 L1 Acquisition
UE 15 General linguistics
UE 16 Language II
UE 17 Lexicology and lexicography

Semester 2

UE 10 Communication tools
EP 1 Modern language
EP 3 Written and oral expression
UE 21 Basic texts and concepts
UE 22 Personal Valorisation Project
UE 23 Phonology 1
UE 24 Syntax 1
UE 25 Linguistics for text
UE 26 Classification of languages
UE 27 Language II
UE 28 Language Sciences professions
UE 29 Orthographies and grammatical norms

Semester 3
UE 30 Modern language
UE 31 Personal Valorisation Project
UE 32 Acoustic features
UE 33 Syntax 2
UE 34 Language & biology
UE 35 Pragmatics
UE 36 Written language
UE 37 French Sign Language 1
UE 38 Language II
UE 39 History of language

Semester 4
UE 40 Modern language
UE 41 Personal Valorisation Project
UE 42 Phonology 2
UE 43 Enunciation
UE 44 L2Acquisition
UE 45 Semantics
UE 46 Semiology
UE 47 Sciences of Language professions
UE 48 Language II
UE 49 Logic and argumentation

Semester 5

UE 50 Modern language
UE 51 Personal Valorisation Project
UE 52 Phonology 3
UE 53 History of linguistics
UE 54 Sociolinguistics
UE 55 Pathologies of language
UE 56 Language II
UE 57 Other-language linguistics A
UE 58 French Sign Language 2
UE 59 Linguistic tools 1

Semester 6

UE 60 Modern language
UE 61 Personal Valorisation Project
UE 62 Syntax 3
UE 63 Discourse analysis
UE 64 Spoken French
UE 65 Unity & diversity
UE 66 Language II
UE 67 Other-language linguistics B
UE 68 Linguistic tools 2

*EP = Elément Pédagogique / Educational Component