BA in World Languages, Literature and Culture

BA in World Languages, Literature and Culture

WLLC program:
1) provides students with a broad knowledge in one of three tracks: language acquisition, linguistics or World literatures
2) develops research and critical thinking skills
3) helps students develop skills necessary to be effective and creative communicators
4) develops appreciation of the cultural differences in languages and literatures

About

The Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Literatures offers a flexible and applied
degree that is designed to train specialists equipped with knowledge and skills for a
variety of professions in various industries, government positions and non-government
organizations. Recent graduates have gone on to work in international companies such
as Deloitte; they have worked for the government of Kazakhstan and for NGOs; they
have become journalists and worked for television channels in Kazakhstan; they have
become teachers and educators at schools and universities in Kazakhstan, including
Nazarbayev University

Requirements

FOR GRADUATES OR CURRENT STUDENTS OF IB DIPLOMA PROGRAM
English Language Requirements

IELTS – no less than 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each sub-score)
or
TOEFL IBT – 79-93 (Reading – no less than 13, Listening – no less than 12, Speaking – no less than 18, Writing – no less than 21)
or
TOEFL PBT** – 574-599


Academic Requirements
(Minimum requirements for IB DP scores)
not less than 30 total score and 4, 4, 5 for 3 subjects of HL

GRADUATES OR STUDENTS OF THE FINAL YEAR
English Language Requirements

IELTS – no less than 6.5 overall (with at least 6.0 in each sub-score)
or
TOEFL IBT – 79-93 (Reading – no less than 13, Listening – no less than 12, Speaking – no less than 18, Writing – no less than 21)
or
TOEFL PBT* – 574-599

Academic Requirements
(Minimum requirements for SAT Reasoning Test и ACT)
SAT Reasoning Test – no less than 1240. Essay is required, no minimum score
OR
ACT – composite score no less than 27. Writing part is required, no minimum score

Duration

4 years

Work after graduation

Public Sector

Museums and libraries

Publishing (newspapers, books, scripting, editing)

Academia (schools, universities)

Entertainment industry (creative writing for theater, television and cinema)

Government Entities

Non-governmental Organizations

United Nations and other international organizations

Program outline

The program curriculum requires that students complete both an introductory level course, and a minimum number of upper level courses. The learning outcomes, teaching and assessment methods vary by level such that students move from classes designed to foster basic skills of literary and cultural analysis on to classes that require significant independent research ability, culminating in the fourth year with the completion of a Capstone Project.