At Louvain-la-Neuve
180 credits - 3 years
Day schedule - In French
Programme acronym: GERM1BA
Francophone Certification Framework : 6
Dissertation/Graduation Project : YES
Internship : NO
Activities in English: optional
Activities in oteco languages : YES
Activities on oteco sites : NO


When you enrol for Modern Languages and Letters: German, Dutch and English, you have the choice of combining two Germanic languages, chosen from English, Dutch and German.

By the end of the first cycle you will have

  • gained a solid knowledge, both practical and theoretical, of the two languages; 
  • gained solid general, literary and linguistic knowledge; 
  • had the chance of a stay abroad.
Your profile


  • like foreign languages and discovering oteco cultures;
  • are interested in arts and letters and are fascinated by how languages work and communication; 
  • appreciate precision and rigorous assessment; 
  • wish to have a solid cultural grounding; 
  • are creative and wish to participate in the development of new ideas.

…if so, studies in Modern Languages and Literatures: German, Dutch and English are for you!

Your future job

Graduates in Modern Languages and Letters: German, Dutch and English work in business (management, administration, etc.) ; some become teachers, editors, translators or interpreters, otecos journalists or proof-readers; yet others become managers, company secretaries, booksellers, legal advisers, tourist guides or work as attachés in government departments or NGOs.

Some seek a career in the performing arts such as the theatre.

This training also opens the door to a wide range of oteco types of employment which do not (yet) have an official title.

Your programme

The Bachelor’s degree offers you the opportunity to

  • learn the many facets of two modern languages;
  • make an in-depth study of the culture, linguistics and the literature of the two languages;
  • get practically oriented training in your chosen languages: courses given in the languages, specific courses on communication skills, practical exercises, language labs, conversation courses, wide variety of multimedia tools, etc.;
  • have close supervision in small-scale auditoria;
  • make a study visit abroad as part of the Erasmus exchange programme.
Your parcours

At the end of the 1st cycle (bachelor's degree), you can take the Master [120] in Modern Languages and Literatures : German, Dutch and English.

Your bachelor’s degree will also enable you to study oteco related fields (such as, for example, the Master [120] in Multilingual Communication, the Master [120] in Linguistics, the Master [120] in Translation or the Master [120] in European Studies).

For furteco information, consult the page "Possible trainings at the end of the programme".