Department of English

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Welcome to the English Department!

Our Department has about 30 teacher-researchers (professors and lecturers), 10 tenured teachers (PRAG, or Associate Professors), several assistant-instructors and teaching assistants and 4 English-speaking lecteurs/lectrices (language assistants).

English studies

Our programs at the BA and MA levels allow students to acquire:

  • an advanced level of spoken and written English
  • the general ability to translate from French to English, and English to French
  • proficiency in English writing techniques
  • in-depth knowledge of the literature, history and civilization of English-speaking countries

In addition, students will have the opportunity to develop transversal skills that they can use throughout their personal and professional life (i.e. intellectual rigor, openness to other cultures, communication skills, autonomy and critical thinking).

Master's degrees

Master of Languages and Regional and Foreign Cultures: Specialty of Anglophone Areas

Rennes 2 University is one of the few universities in France to offer a Master's program focusing specifically on English-speaking areas such as the United Kingdom, Ireland and North America, but also, possibly, on others. English-speaking countries such as Australia and New Zealand, India or South Africa. The English speaking areas are addressed in this program through a problematic centered on the poetics and policies of the English-speaking cultures. This issue is based on the work of the two research teams to which this Master is affiliated (ACE and CRBC). All aspects of Anglistics are represented (literature, civilization, history, linguistics, translation, political science, cultural studies, cinema, television series ...).

Advice for Incoming Erasmus students

Choosing courses in the English departmentNative and non-native English speakers who wish to take classes in the English department may do so. However, in order to avoid overcrowded classes, international students may not enroll in 2nd-year classes.

Translation classes for Native-English speakers

If you are majoring in French at your home university, we advise that you take the 3rd-year (L3) translation classes: Thème (translation from French into English) and Version (translation from English into French). If you are not majoring in French at your home university, we advise that you take the 1st-year (L1) translation classes (Techniques de la traduction in semester 1, Version in semester2).

Translation classes for Non-native-English speakers

If you are majoring in English and/or French at your home university, we advise that you take the 3rd-year (L3) Thème class (translation from French to English) and the 1st-year (L1)Version class in the second semester (translation from English to French).If you are not majoring in English and/or French at your home university, we advise that you take the 1st-year (L1) translation classes (Techniques de la traduction in semester 1, Version in semester 2).

Literature and Civilisation classes

Students are advised that ALL courses within a literature or civilisation module (or UE) must be taken. Incoming Erasmus students must take the same exams as local students. They are therefore required to be present during the University examination sessions in January and May/June (see University Calendar).

Informations complémentaires

 

Are you an exchange student? Please contact our department for relevant information specific to exchange students.

Contact

Department Head:
Gildas Le Voguer
gildas.levoguer [at] univ-rennes2.fr

Directeur Head:
Adrian Morfee
adrian.morfee [at] univ-rennes2.fr

Secrétariat:
Patricia Regnault

patricia.regnault [at] univ-rennes2.fr

Tel.: (0)2 99 14 16 11