The name of a new Master’s degree specialization within the degree program Linguistics and Information Science is INTERLINGUISTICS. These are studies conducted in Esperanto and English. More information on this specialization can be found at this link.

Register for these studies within the university recruiting system while the contents of the program can be found on this page.

The specialization Interlinguistics within the major program Linguistics and Information Science is intended for those who have completed a Bachelor’s degree (BA, licencjat) with at least good levels of Esperanto and English (minimum level B2 according to the Common European Framework of Reference / CEFR).

Program description:

The program of the specialization concentrates on intercultural communication through the use of Esperanto. Subjects within the area of information management are taught in English. In addition, at the beginning of the second year of the program students choose subjects of particular interest to them (together 60 hours) from a set of proposed elective courses. The offer is the fruit of cooperation with different university units and changes with each learning cycle.

During the studies, participants will broaden and deepen their abilities in both Esperanto and English through both practical study of the two languages and other courses conducted in them, including 30 hours in the area of translation. This makes it possible for graduates to achieve the CEFR levels of C1/C2.

Courses offered:

Graduates of the program will possess basic knowledge in the areas of linguistics, international and intercultural communication, language policy and information management as well as the knowledge of how to use the tools utilized in this last field. They will also have extensive knowledge of the area of planned languages as well as that of the linguistics, culture and literature of Esperanto and of the history of the Esperanto movement. They will be able to critically analyze and evaluate the language situation in the world as well as utilize their knowledge in intercultural communication. They will be able to compare languages and cultures, appreciate cultural heritages as well as other types of diversity and will be able to work in an international context. They will also be able to further their education on their own.

The qualifications acquired during these studies will allow graduates to undertake employment in offices of international companies, travel agencies, media firms, offices of public administration oriented toward international cooperation, international organizations as well as sectors requiring constant international cooperation and communication along with openness to diversity and difference. Graduates may also undertake employment in cultural organizations as well as organize courses and cultural events.

Graduate skills:

  • Knowledge of Esperanto and English at a C1 level
  • The ability to critically analyze and evaluate the global language situation
  • The ability to utilize the tools of information management
  • The ability to work in an international context
  • Openness to difference and diversity

Career prospects:

  • Offices of international companies
  • Travel agencies
  • Media companies
  • Offices of public administration oriented toward international cooperation
  • International organizations
  • Cultural organizations (organizing courses or cultural events)

The specialization Interlinguistics is an international program open to candidates from across the globe. International partners include Zaozhuang University in China.

Read the interview with Professor Ilona Koutny, the organizer of the Interlinguistics specialization (page 14 of the issue of Życie Uniwersyteckie to which the link leads (in Polish)).

See also:

Sympozjum Interlingwistyczne „Rola języków w komunikacji międzykulturowej”

Selected papers are available on YouTube:

These materials appeared as the first two issues of the series published by the Institute of Ethnolinguistics entitled “Cross-linguistic and Cross-cultural Studies”.