Surrey University Stag


Module code: LAN2003

Module Overview

This is a FHEQ  Level 5 module, involving working in a local school throughout Semester 2.

The Module has the backing of the “Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme” (

Module provider

School of Literature and Languages

Module Leader

MARLEY Dawn (Lit & Langs)

Number of Credits: 15

ECTS Credits: 7.5

Framework: FHEQ Level 5

JACs code: X330

Module cap (Maximum number of students): 20

Overall student workload

Independent Learning Hours: 72

Seminar Hours: 4

Guided Learning: 70

Captured Content: 4

Module Availability

Semester 2

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None This module has a capped number and may not be available to ERASMUS and other international exchange students. Please check with the departmental exchange coordinator.  

Module content

Indicative content includes:


  • Two classroom sessions on campus: introduction and basic training; assessments advice and Q&A.

  • Around 30 hours spent in a local school shadowing and assisting teachers.

  • May involve supporting small groups of students, or supporting teacher in whole class group.

  • May also involve extra-curricular activities.

  • Keeping a record of observations, interactions and reflections on teaching experience.

  • May include micro-teaching practice

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting

Alternative Assessment

If a student needs to give the presentation at an alternative assessment period, they may do so in front of the module convenor and one or more academic colleagues.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate


  • Knowledge and understanding of the use of their subject (MFL/ English Literature);

  • Ability to present their knowledge to students in schools;

  • Ability to use IT skills to find and present relevant information;


Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:

  • Teacher-mentor’s report

  • Portfolio

  • Presentation

Formative assessment and feedback

  • Detailed verbal feedback will be provided, in group meetings and in individual meetings with module leader.

  • Verbal feedback from teacher-mentors in local schools.

Module aims

  • To provide an opportunity for students to gain first hand experience of teaching languages or literature through a mentoring scheme with teachers in local schools.
  • To help students gain confidence in communicating their subject and develop strong organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • To enable students to understand how to address the needs of individuals and devise and develop teaching materials appropriate to engage the relevant age group they are working with.
  • To allow the student to act as an enthusiastic role model for pupils interested in foreign languages or English literature.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
1 Have gained substantial experience of working in the challenging and unpredictable environment of a school. Have gained a basic knowledge of many of the key aspects of teaching languages or literature in schools. KPT
2 Show an understanding of teaching methods, classroom management and lesson preparation KP
3 Demonstrate awareness of the different needs of individuals in a learning situation KCT
4 Demonstrate an ability to communicate about their subject KPT
5 Develop and present material for a specific learning context KPT
6 Be able to write reflectively about their classroom experiences KCT
7 Have gained experience of answering questions about their subject CPT
8 Be able to assess and devise appropriate ways to communicate difficult structures or concepts. KCP

Attributes Developed

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:


  • Encourage student participation and learner autonomy, through going into local schools and interacting with staff and students.

  • Develop research skills, through reading and presenting findings, in the school and through discussion boards;

  • Enable students to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking, to analyse and interpret texts and other cultural products, and their own classroom experience.

  • Develop communication skills through their classroom experience.


The learning and teaching methods include:


  • Mentoring and guidance from the teacher(s) in a local school.

  • Attending an initial training session and an assessment information session.

  • Discussion, directed reading and interaction between the student and teacher.

  • Preparation of appropriate teaching materials, the practice of teaching; background reading, and the reflective end-of-unit presentation and portfolio.

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.

Reading list
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Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
Modern Languages (French and Spanish) BA (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Business Management and French BSc (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Modern Languages (French with German) BA (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Business Management and Spanish BSc (Hons) 2 Optional A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Modern Languages (Spanish with German) BA (Hons) 2 Optional 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 2021/2 academic year.