Chinese Language and Literature – English Language and Literature

Studies degree: Bachelor
Duration: 3 years
ECTS credit points: 180
Field of studies: Philology – Chinese Language and Literature- English Language and Literature
Location: 85-87 Revolutiei Blvd., Arad, Romania
Teaching language: ROMANIAN


The program aims the intellectual development of the critical thinking and of the practical skills of efficient communication in Chinese and English, the knowledge of the main cultural and literary directions and of the significant works in the Chinese and English literature, as well as their interferences with other cultural areas and, in the same time, to develop the capacity of adjustment to specific communication situations, such as to styles, registries and spontaneous communication ways.

The program Chinese Language and Literature – English Language and Literature aims to provide for the maximal communication skills in Chinese and English in order to achieve a high professional qualification leading to passing of the Bachelor degree and to continuing the master studies. Considering this, the study program Chinese Language and Literature – English Language and Literature provides a wide range of mandatory and optional courses both for the fundamental and the specialized subjects.

The graduates are going to be qualified for employment in positions such as:

  • translator (higher education) -264306
  • interpreter diplomatic relations – 264303
  • professor in high school, post-secondary education 233001
  • professor in secondary education 233002
  • philologist – 264302
  • literary reviewer – 264304
  • literary secretary – 264305
  • translator – 264307
  • language reviewer – 264309
  • terminologist – 264310
  • translator broadcast – 264311
  • researcher in linguistics – 264312
  • researcher in philology – 264314
  • assistant research in philology – 264315
  • international relations reviewer – 242215


a) Professional Competences

– Highly Professional Intercultural Communicative Competence

  • developing the intercultural communicative competence for the “intercultural speaking” graduate;
  • intellectual development of the critical thinking and of the practical skills of efficient communication in Chinese, in Romanian, and in the foreign language;
  • knowledge of the main cultural and literary directions and of the significant works in Chinese and of their interferences with other cultural areas;
  • development of the capacity for adjustment to specific situations of communication, to varied ways and styles of communication;
  • identifying key information in genuine texts;
  • thorough knowledge on the grammar elements; elements of translation; grammar structures;
  • recognizing the logic organization of a paragraph/ information text in the field of the program;
  • narrating the contents of a movie/ specialized documentary based on a given plan of ideas;
  • reporting the development of a group activity/ individual project/ daily activities etc.;
  • drafting replies where points of view/ opinions on youth activities are expressed;
  • stating their opinions on young people’s / experts’ activities;
  • translation into and from Romanian of texts from fields of interest;
  • rendering to a third of the essentials of a conversation
  • communication skills in foreign language, fluent speech in foreign language;
  • designing, leading, and evaluating the specific practical activities; use of methods, techniques and tools of investigation and put into practice);
  • Talks and comments on the discussed subjects

b.)Transversal competence:

  •  use of the items of the field of language and literature in full compliance with the professional ethics;
  • Teamwork relations; interpersonal communication and taking specific roles;
  • Organizing an individual project of lifelong training; fulfilling the training objectives by activities of information, by team projects and by participation in institutional programs of personal and professional development;
  • Expressing a positive and responsible attitude towards the scientific environment/ cultivating a scientific environment focused on values and democratic relations;/ promoting a system of cultural, moral and civic values/ optimal and creative capitalization of the own potential in scientific events/ involvement in the institutional development and in promoting the scientific innovations/ undertaking partnerships with other persons/ institutions with similar responsibilities/ participation in the own personal development;
  • Designing, managing and evaluating the specific practical activities; use of some methods, techniques and instruments for investigation and application.

In order to accomplish its mission, the “Vasile Goldis” Western University, the Faculty of Social Sciences, Humanities, the Department for Modern Applied Languages and the new program Chinese Language and Literature/ English Language and Literature have set the following quality objectives as education units focused on education and scientific research, with a student-focused education style and research directed on the capitalization of the individual and group valences:

  • The main objective of the new profile for which the certification is required is to train Sinologists and Anglicists experts in Chinese, of the intellectual history of China since the first dynasties to modern times, of the British and American culture, but also of the paradigms of thinking, of the language phenomena of Chinese and English.
  • The objective of ensuring the knowledge in the field of Chinese and English and of the attached literature specific for the respective cultural area, which to allow for approaches according to the specializations, for the understanding, the uses and the creation of new, general or specific knowledge for the field of studies and for the specializations;
  • The objective of providing fundamental knowledge specific for the field of study and activity
  • The objective of the modern principles with application in the scope of each of the respective fields;
  • The objective of getting acquainted to the most recent advances in knowledge and professional applications in the fields of studies and activity, as well as the understanding and application of the modern principles and methods specific for these fields;
  • The objective of ensuring knowledge in related fields;
  • The objective of ensuring efficient multilingual, oral and written communication skills, on topics from the fields of study and activity, and from the specialization;
  • The objective of practicing some methods and modern means of teaching-learning, relying on the implementation into the teaching activity of the e-learning technology to all academic study programs and to all postgraduate study programs of training and lifelong development to all types of education;
  • The objective of creating an academic culture relying on democracy, transdisciplinary, opening towards novelty and exterior which contributes to the community efforts for raising the level of culture and civilization of the Romanian people;
  • The objective of providing towards the community of professionals with high moral and civic conduct; acknowledging the quality of the educational services delivered locally and regionally;
  • The objective of organization of student scientific session on given topics;
  • The objective of encouraging the interactive activity between the students;