Bachelor’s in Linguistics
Tracks available starting in L1:
- Linguistic Expertise
- Primary Education (PE)
- French as a Foreign Language and Second Language Teaching
Prospective students often do not know much of linguistics because it is not taught in high schools. And yet, French teachers, foreign language teachers and philosophy teachers partially describe and explain how languages work in relation to their structure, construction, forms, characteristics and how languages are used in communication, etc.
Generally speaking, linguistics looks at how languages work (their phonetic, morphological, syntactical, lexical and semantic aspects), language learning in children and types of discourse (political, marketing, etc.).
It also examines the argumentative and semiotic aspects of languages and how languages are used (how people use language, to what end, and for which effects).
Studying linguistics allows you to:
- discover the importance of language in human relationships,
- acquire the skills necessary to describe the languages of the world, whether spoken and/or written,
- understand how children learn their native language(s),
- acquire the skills necessary to describe discourse in the fields of politics, marketing, etc.,
- understand how languages change based on the communication conditions,
- describe the semiotic codes that accompany human language (visual codes, gestures, etc.),
- obtain training in teaching French as a foreign language, literacy, and learn about the fight against illiteracy,
- obtain solid training in teaching French as a native language and seamlessly move on to a master’s program in teaching,
- understand the political, geopolitical and social dimensions of languages.
How to Apply
- Level required in L1 (first year): General Baccalaureate in Economics and Social Sciences, Mathematics and Experimental Science or Languages and Literature, or the Professional and/or Technological baccalaureate.
- Level required in L2 (second year): L1 in linguistics or equivalent based on application profile. French level required: B2 level for all components.
- Level required in L3 (third year): L2 in linguistics or equivalent based on application profile. French level required: C1 level for all components.
How to Apply
- L1: via Parcoursup,
- L2 and L3: via Campus France for foreign students or the E-Candidat platform for students already registered in France.
- Mariem Guellouz,
Head of Program
- Jacques Pham
+33 (0)1 76 53 36 48
- Chloé Gonsard and Emile Hobe
+33 (0)1 76 53 35 18