SKILLS FOR LANGUAGE SPECIALISTS - 2020/1
Module code: LAN1001
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This module is taught in the target language in semester 1 of FHEQ Level 4
School of Literature and Languages
DAMPIER Wilma (Lit & Langs)
Number of Credits: 15
ECTS Credits: 7.5
Framework: FHEQ Level 4
JACs code: X220
Module cap (Maximum number of students): N/A
Overall student workload
Independent Learning Hours: 117
Lecture Hours: 11
Seminar Hours: 22
Prerequisites / Co-requisites
Indicative content includes:
- Study skills
- ICT skills
- Information literacy
- Referencing and plagiarism
- Language and languages
- Signs and communication
- Language learning and language acquisition
- Introduction to general linguistics
|Assessment type||Unit of assessment||Weighting|
The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate
- Ability to analyse and interpret texts;
- Ability to select and synthesise information from written and oral texts;
- Ability to take notes effectively and use IT skills to find and present relevant information.
Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:
- Two hour exam.
Formative assessment and feedback
- Formative assessment will focus on student participation and class discussions throughout the module.
- Students will be provided with detailed written feedback following coursework assignments.
- Verbal feedback will also occur in class and individual appointments if required.
- To equip students with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to gain maximum benefit from their language studies, and to acquire a professional approach to their studies. To provide the tools to understand linguistic concepts and apply them to the languages they study in order to become better learners.
|1||Have developed a range of study skills needed in HE.||PT|
|2||Have acquired skills for independent language learning.||KPT|
|3||Be aware of the range of resources available for HE study and know how to access them.||PT|
|4||Have acquired the basic vocabulary needed to describe and discuss language study.||KCP|
|5||have gained awareness of general linguistic concepts.||KC|
|6||Be able to evaluate own progress in language study.||KPT|
C - Cognitive/analytical
K - Subject knowledge
T - Transferable skills
P - Professional/Practical skills
Methods of Teaching / Learning
The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:
- Enable students to acquire explicit knowledge of the linguistic structures, grammar and stylistic registers through attending classes and reading;
- Encourage student participation and learner autonomy, through small group classes, reading outside contact hours and participating in seminars;
- Develop research skills, through reading and presenting findings, through informal class presentations and in the assignment;
- Enable students to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking, to analyse and interpret texts and other cultural products, through attending classes and engaging in individual study.
- Develop communication skills through interactions in class.
The learning and teaching methods include:
- Three contact hours per week over Semester 1.
- Classes will include lectures and seminars;
- students are expected to read extensively outside classes in order to follow lectures and participate in seminars.
Indicated Lecture Hours (which may also include seminars, tutorials, workshops and other contact time) are approximate and may include in-class tests where one or more of these are an assessment on the module. In-class tests are scheduled/organised separately to taught content and will be published on to student personal timetables, where they apply to taken modules, as soon as they are finalised by central administration. This will usually be after the initial publication of the teaching timetable for the relevant semester.
Upon accessing the reading list, please search for the module using the module code: LAN1001
Programmes this module appears in
|Modern Languages (French and Spanish) BA (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Modern Languages (French with German) BA (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Modern Languages (Spanish with German) BA (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Management and French BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
|Business Management and Spanish BSc (Hons)||1||Compulsory||A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module|
Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2020/1 academic year.