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Bonjour à tous,

J'envisage de poursuivre un diplôme de sociologie ou de philosophie en anglais afin d'améliorer ma langue B et j'aurais aimé obtenir quelques conseils. Selon vous, existe-t-il un domaine d'étude particulièrement propice à l'enrichissement d'une langue ? Les sciences sociales me paraissent tout indiquées, car la correction de la langue et la précision des concepts sont les pierres angulaires de la compréhension de la discipline. Cela dit, y en a-t-il une, de ces sciences sociales, que vous recommanderiez ? Science politique, relations internationales, sociologie, histoire, philosophie, etc. ?

Merci ! Vous pouvez aussi répondre en anglais et/ou espagnol.

asked 17 Dec '14, 04:28

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edited 17 Dec '14, 08:24

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I don't think any one subject offers a better environment for linguistic development. Every subject has its literature, terminology and areas where its use of language is more precise than for outsiders to that field. In terms of the substance of WHAT is studied then some subjects are more obviously useful to future conference interpreters - like law, political science, modern history etc - but at the end of the day it really doesn't matter. There are interpreters who have studied maths, physics, IT and learnt their languages elsewhere.

An interpreter's knowledge of their languages has to be broad - covering dozens or hundreds of technical fields to a basic level - rather than being really in depth on only a few.

You can find some ideas about improving your languages here... What are the best methods to add a C language?

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answered 18 Dec '14, 04:29

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Hello! I completely agree with what Andy has said about topics to study.

For more advice on enriching a B language, you could also look here : link text

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answered 06 Jan '15, 19:11

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