Associate Degree in Foreign Languages for Business & Tourism (French, Spanish, German, Italian)

  • Award:Associate Degree
  • Study Mode:Full-Time
  • Duration:2 Years

Overview

The goal of this two-year programme is to equip students with the skills and knowledge necessary to function effectively in today’s global marketplace.  It is student-centred and caters to different learning styles.  It is vocational and encompasses practical elements such as tour-guiding, assistance at conferences and liaison interpreting. Graduates of this programme go on to university or enter the workforce.  Some have found work at the Bridgetown Port, hotels, travel agencies and other businesses where knowledge of a foreign language is a great asset.

The programme comprises three streams:- Language Structure/ Business Communication which focuses on developing written skills; Oral Communication to develop oral fluency; and Culture and Civilisation which focuses on developing reading and listening skills and on introducing the literature and culture of the target language countries.  Students who enrol in this programme can study two or three of these languages - French, German, Italian and Spanish.  

Admission Requirements

The minimum requirements for entry into the College are:

  • Four (4) passes at CSEC General Proficiency Level with Grade 1, 2, or 3 (from June 1998 only) OR
  • Four (4) passes at GCE Ordinary Level with Grades A, B or C OR
  • Any qualification considered by the College to be equivalent to the abovementioned.

NB: English Language and a foreign language are compulsory, French or Spanish.

Mature Applicants

Persons 25 years or older who do not satisfy the above academic requirements may be admitted to the College as mature students. Such persons may be required to attend an interview to determine their eligibility for admission.

Careers

Careers in Foreign Languages include:

  • International Law
  • Library Science
  • International Business
  • United Nations
  • Banking
  • Media - Radio, TV & Film
  • Foreign Services
  • Government
  • Education - Secondary, College & Schools Abroad
  • Tourism
  • Translation

Description of Courses

Students who enrol in this programme can study two (2) or three (3) of these languages - French, German, Italian and Spanish.

Programme Structure

Year 1
Semester 1CodeHours/Week
French Language Structure 2 FRNH1003
- OR -
Spanish Language Structure 2 SPNH1003
French Culture & Cilvilisation 1 FRNH1102
- OR -
Spanish Culture & Cilvilisation 1 SPNH1102
French Oral Communication 2 FRNH1302
- OR -
Spanish Oral Communication 2 SPNH1302
German Language Structure 1 GRMN0012
- OR -
Italian Language Structure 1 ITLN0012
German Culture & Cilvilisation 1 GRMN1102
- OR -
Italian Culture & Cilvilisation 1 ITLN1102
German Oral Communication 1 GRMN1204
- OR -
Italian Oral Communication 1 ITLN1204
Semester 2CodeHours/Week
French Business Communication 1 FRNH1013
- OR -
Spanish Business Communication 1 SPNH1013
French Culture & Cilvilisation 2 FRNH1112
- OR -
Spanish Culture & Cilvilisation 2 SPNH1112
French Oral Communication 3 FRNH1312
- OR -
Spanish Oral Communication 3 SPNH1312
German Language Structure 2 GRMN1002
- OR -
Italian Language Structure 2 ITLN1002
German Culture & Cilvilisation 2 GRMN1112
- OR -
Italian Culture & Cilvilisation 2 ITLN1112
German Oral Communication 2 GRMN1304
- OR -
Italian Oral Communication 2 ITLN1304
Year 2
Semester 1CodeHours/Week
French Business Communication 2 FRNH2023
- OR -
Spanish Business Communication 2 SPNH2023
French Culture & Cilvilisation 3 FRNH2122
- OR -
Spanish Culture & Cilvilisation 3 SPNH2122
French Oral Communication 4 FRNH2322
- OR -
Spanish Oral Communication 4 SPNH2322
German Business Communication 1 GRMN2013
- OR -
Italian Business Communication 1 ITLN2013
German Culture & Cilvilisation 3 GRMN2122
- OR -
Italian Culture & Cilvilisation 3 ITLN2122
German Oral Communication 3 GRMN2313
- OR -
Italian Oral Communication 3 ITLN2313
Semester 2CodeHours/Week
French Business Communication 3 FRNH2033
- OR -
Spanish Business Communication 3 SPNH2033
French Culture & Cilvilisation 4 FRNH2132
- OR -
Spanish Culture & Cilvilisation 4 SPNH2132
French Oral Communication 5 FRNH2332
- OR -
Spanish Oral Communication 5 SPNH2332
German Business Communication 2 GRMN2023
- OR -
Italian Business Communication 2 ITLN2023
German Culture & Cilvilisation 4 GRMN2132
- OR -
Italian Culture & Cilvilisation 4 ITLN2132
German Oral Communication 4 GRMN2323
- OR -
Italian Oral Communication 4 ITLN2323

Barbados Community College

French Language Structure 2

FRNH100

Barbados Community College

Spanish Language Structure 2

SPNH100

Barbados Community College

French Culture & Cilvilisation 1

FRNH110

Barbados Community College

Spanish Culture & Cilvilisation 1

SPNH110

Barbados Community College

French Oral Communication 2

FRNH130

Barbados Community College

Spanish Oral Communication 2

SPNH130

Barbados Community College

German Language Structure 1

GRMN001

Barbados Community College

Italian Language Structure 1

ITLN001

Barbados Community College

German Culture & Cilvilisation 1

GRMN110

Barbados Community College

Italian Culture & Cilvilisation 1

ITLN110

Barbados Community College

German Oral Communication 1

GRMN120

Barbados Community College

Italian Oral Communication 1

ITLN120

Barbados Community College

French Business Communication 1

FRNH101

Barbados Community College

Spanish Business Communication 1

SPNH101

Barbados Community College

French Culture & Cilvilisation 2

FRNH111

Barbados Community College

Spanish Culture & Cilvilisation 2

SPNH111

Barbados Community College

French Oral Communication 3

FRNH131

Barbados Community College

Spanish Oral Communication 3

SPNH131

Barbados Community College

German Language Structure 2

GRMN100

Barbados Community College

Italian Language Structure 2

ITLN100

Barbados Community College

German Culture & Cilvilisation 2

GRMN111

Barbados Community College

Italian Culture & Cilvilisation 2

ITLN111

Barbados Community College

German Oral Communication 2

GRMN130

Barbados Community College

Italian Oral Communication 2

ITLN130

Barbados Community College

French Business Communication 2

FRNH202

Barbados Community College

Spanish Business Communication 2

SPNH202

Barbados Community College

French Culture & Cilvilisation 3

FRNH212

Barbados Community College

Spanish Culture & Cilvilisation 3

SPNH212

Barbados Community College

French Oral Communication 4

FRNH232

Barbados Community College

Spanish Oral Communication 4

SPNH232

Barbados Community College

German Business Communication 1

GRMN201

Barbados Community College

Italian Business Communication 1

ITLN201

Barbados Community College

German Culture & Cilvilisation 3

GRMN212

Barbados Community College

Italian Culture & Cilvilisation 3

ITLN212

Barbados Community College

German Oral Communication 3

GRMN231

Barbados Community College

Italian Oral Communication 3

ITLN231

Barbados Community College

French Business Communication 3

FRNH203

Barbados Community College

Spanish Business Communication 3

SPNH203

Barbados Community College

French Culture & Cilvilisation 4

FRNH213

Barbados Community College

Spanish Culture & Cilvilisation 4

SPNH213

Barbados Community College

French Oral Communication 5

FRNH233

Barbados Community College

Spanish Oral Communication 5

SPNH233

Barbados Community College

German Business Communication 2

GRMN202

Barbados Community College

Italian Business Communication 2

ITLN202

Barbados Community College

German Culture & Cilvilisation 4

GRMN213

Barbados Community College

Italian Culture & Cilvilisation 4

ITLN213

Barbados Community College

German Oral Communication 4

GRMN232

Barbados Community College

Italian Oral Communication 4

ITLN232

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