Applicant 2022: Building a Future without Borders and Language Barriers at the Institute of Linguistics and International Communications

Do you wish to be fluent in several foreign languages? Are you ready to network with partners from different countries? Do you wish to build a career in an international professional environment? Your dreams will certainly come true: the Institute of Linguistics and International Communications of South Ural State University will help fulfil them!

The role of learning foreign languages in modern world can hardly be overestimated. Mastering at least one foreign language (and at the Institute of Linguistics and International Communications we teach several, regardless of the chosen speciality) broadens your mind, allows to learn about the customs and culture of other peoples, opens up professional horizons and serves as a powerful source of personal growth.

It is no secret that those specialists who speak one or more foreign languages get the most advantageous position on the labour market. Surely, it allows you to keep abreast of the latest developments of the world of science and technology, receive information first-hand, read texts in the language of the original, work with international partners and directly collaborate with them. And a translator is a person who is fluent in a foreign language. Without a qualified translator, communication between people from different countries and different cultures is often simply impossible. All our graduates, regardless of the chosen programme, acquire translation skills.

If you are interested in the global world order, want to understand the patterns of development of international relations, master the skills of intercultural communication, want to be not only an observer of the political process, but also understand cause-and-effect relationships, then such programmes as the Political Science, or International Relations (at the Department of International Relations, Political Science and Regional Studies) will be just right for you. You will study the theory of international relations, the economic and social geography of foreign countries, world economy, diplomatic etiquette, political management and learn several European foreign languages of your choice.

A separate field of training is devoted to the study of China and the Chinese language ‑ the Regional Studies programme. Today, China has already taken the place of the second largest economy of the world with its gigantic economic potential and close political and cultural ties not only with Russia in general, but also with the Chelyabinsk Region in particular, which opens up great opportunities for graduates. You will not only master the Chinese language, but will also learn about the state law of country of the specialization region (China), the economy of country of the specialization region (China), and organization and management at an enterprise.

The SUSU Institute of Linguistics and International Communications offers training of highly-qualified specialists in the field of translation with the knowledge of such foreign languages as English, French, Spanish, Italian, and German. And, of course, a special place in this list is probably taken by one of the most popular languages of today: the Chinese language. You will be able to get a more profound knowledge of China through student exchange programs with partner universities if you go to study in China for one year.

Practicing translators and interpreters, who are top-class professionals, teach at the Institute of Linguistics and International Communications. Our teaching laboratories are equipped in the same way as a translator’s or interpreter’s workplace in any international organization. Students have a real opportunity to immerse in the profession, to try themselves as mediators between cultures. It is a well-known fact that, sometimes, the fate of the world, the success of negotiations and dialogue between states without exaggeration depend on translator or interpreter.

Paraphrasing Cicero’s words, one can definitely say that It is not so excellent to know a foreign language, as it is a shame not to know it! Especially nowadays, in the era of information technologies and digital environment, when not only natural languages, such as English, but also the artificial ones, often developed on its basis, such as Python, JavaScript, etc. play an increasingly important role. These are also taught here at the Department of Linguistics and Translation of the Institute of Linguistics and International Communications. The Applied Linguistics programme is one of the most innovative ones and has been created for those who are interested in the problems of machine translation and computational linguistics, who want to create and improve language content, “stuffing”, for intelligent systems and devices of the future, such as smart homes, voice assistants (Siri, Alisa, chatbots), or automatic systems of natural languages processing.

Our graduates are always high in-demand in the labour market, because they become translators or interpreters; employees of diplomatic missions and structures; university teaching staff members and teachers of a foreign language; specialists of the departments of foreign economic activity at enterprises, factories, banks, companies; expert analysts; political scientists; speech writers; representatives of administration; employees of local self-government; public political organisations and political parties; data analysts (Data Scientist); technical writers; or developers of artificial intelligence systems (voice assistants, chat bots, automatic translators).

To conclude, translation or political science, international relations or computational linguistics, Chinese studies or Western European languages ‑ whatever you choose, artificial or natural languages, you will immerse in the interesting world of language and intercultural communication at the Institute of Linguistics and International Communications. Being fluent in a foreign language is the key to your success in any field of activity!

Start your career with the Institute of Linguistics and International Communications!

Contact information:

Address: Room 158 (Main University Building), 76 Lenin Prospekt, Chelyabinsk, 454080

Telephone: (351) 272-32-42

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