Faculty of Foreign Languages

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Dean of the Faculty,
Veronica Neagu,
PhD, associate professor

Thanks to its well outlined philological profile, the Faculty of Foreign Languages offers specialization in two foreign languages. The English and French Philology Chairs provide a wide range of possible combinations of foreign languages. Thus, the major includes English or French as the first language (Language A) and students may choose English, French, German, Spanish, Italian or Portuguese as the second language (or language B)

Modern Languages Speciality:  3 years of study, 180 credits.
Graduates acquire the academic title: Licentiate in the Humanities.

Specialities/ Majors:

  • English – German
  • English – French
  • English – Spanish
  • French – English
  • French – German
  • French – Italian

The Faculty of Foreign Languages promotes the study of foreign languages at the Faculty of International Relations and Political Science, Department of World Economics and International Economic Relations, Faculty of Law improving cognitive skills and strengthening the language skills of future specialists.

After completing the studies of general subjects, students get the opportunity to choose modules or optional courses that encompass many subfields and provide training in translation/interpretation.

The Mission of the Faculty

The Faculty of Foreign Languages has the following mission:

  • to train translators – interpreters of English/French who will further be engaged in two main activities: written translation (terminology, mainly, related to the field of national economy and socio-political life of the Republic of Moldova) and interpretation (consecutive and simultaneous interpretation in the above-mentioned fields)
  • to contribute to training specialists, by teaching practical language courses, in the fields of international (political) relations, international economic relations, international law, taking into account the terminology peculiar for each domain.

The Mission and the strategic directions that have been chosen in accordance with the methodology of quality assurance and European academic standards require the following three main  objectives:

  • to use performance criteria, standards and indicators in order to ensure quality management, to identify ways of improving performance, to create databases for internal monitoring and external demonstration of the level of academic quality, to work out clear and transparent evaluation procedures  as well as to ensure quality.
  • to promote  institutional cooperation between chairs / departments and partnerships with local and foreign universities in order to reveal the best practices;
  • to do research in accordance with the proposed strategies, to participate in projects within the national programs and to take part in fundamental and applied research that individualizes the educational field.

The strategy of the Faculty of Foreign Languages is a threefold one, being focused on renovation methods and efficient teaching-learning techniques.

Students learn languages from the applied perspective which does imply pedagogical training. This form of training includes fundamental subjects (theoretical and practical approach to studying two foreign languages) as well as major disciplines, such as: Theory and Practice of Translation, Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpretation, Introduction to Terminology, Terminology ( applied in the fields of politics, economics, international law and databases).

The general objectives serve for orientation of students towards the acquisition of cultural and communicative skills which will enable future specialists to do research, to communicate both in oral and in written forms including the use of information technologies.

In order to ensure the quality of the educational process  there are developed oral / written tests for current and final assessment (tests and exams), multiple choice tests, open-ended tasks,  essay-type assignments, etc.

Field of Activity. Graduates will be able to work as terminologists, qualified translators in the fields of international relations, national economy, law and customs services, as well as  interpreters in ministries, international organizations, banks, commercial and industrial enterprises, etc.

The Faculty of Foreign Languages includes:

  1. English Philology Chair
  2. French  Philology Chair

The teaching staff who have received qualifications both in the country and abroad, create and maintain a favourable atmosphere for the educational process and encourage students to apply for various programs, projects/scholarships, thus, promoting academic mobility.