This module is taken during semesters 1 and 2 of the year abroad in the RA country (where the language is NOT spoken). It complements the language learning module(s) taken at the host university. Therefore the total number of ECTS (language stage 6) taken by the student during the year abroad equals 15, as for students taking this stage at Southampton.
Aims and Objectives
Knowledge and Understanding
Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:
- Write clearly in a range of appropriate styles on complex topics in a range of genres. Express arguments and conclusions.
- Understand with relative ease in most situations and registers, including the media and specialist areas within the aims of the module.
- Understand most of the implications and intentions, including humour and irony, of spoken language delivered in a range of accents and registers and at any speed.
- Engage with ease in interaction on complex and abstract topics using a range of grammatical structures, vocabulary and discourse markers.
- Employ mostly appropriate and effective strategies in managing linguistically and/or culturally complex interactions, including informal conversation and some difficult encounters.
- Understand with relative ease texts in most registers, with recourse to reference materials for specialised and unfamiliar topics.
- Give coherent and detailed arguments and explanations and justify them effectively in general discussion.
- Translate written and spoken texts in a variety of genres from TL into English, maintaining the content and reproduce the style.
- Introduce and present complex and unfamiliar topics effectively and with precision in an appropriate style with the help of audio-visual aids.
- Understand with ease the main ideas and detail and recognise the implications and intentions of authentic texts in a wide variety of genres (including abstract, structurally or linguistically complex and humorous/ironic texts).
- Write coherent, cohesive and accurate texts where errors and infelicities do not compromise the communicative effectiveness of the writing.
This Stage develops linguistic proficiency by focusing on wide range of texts (both written and spoken) relevant to the target language culture(s). These texts will provide a framework for developing sophisticated language forms and uses. Authentic print and multiple media material covering a variety of styles, registers and genres, together with the most suitable grammar book available, will be used. Most inadequacies in your linguistic proficiency will be remedied through online and Skype discussion with the tutor, who will refer you to self-access material relevant to your particular needs available in the relevant resources area and help you to develop an individual learning programme.
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
You will be expected to spend time studying independently. You will draw on local L2 resources and we will provide guidance, facilities and materials to help you develop your expertise as an independent language learner. For this Stage, you will consolidate your learning in the target language, you will be expected to submit regular formative work (typically once a fortnight), you will also write assignments, undertake projects and continue to develop your repertoire of effective language learning strategies.
|Total study time||150|
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal