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LANG6031 Placement Module

Module Overview

This module will give you the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge and practical skills which you have been acquiring and developing throughout your programme of study in a work environment. Please note, although programme staff are able to support you in finding a placement and may have access to a limited number of placements, it is normally expected that students will find their own placement. For practical reasons, placements will normally be within easy travelling distance from the University, however, it may be possible to take a placement further away, subject to individual circumstances and with the approval of the module lead. Any potential accommodation or travel costs which you may incur as a result of undertaking a work placement should be discussed with your course tutor. The University will not normally be able to offer assistance with these. Students studying under a tier 4 visa should consult the University's advice and guidance about work placements using this link: https://www.southampton.ac.uk/studentservices/visa-and-immigration/faqs/faq-placements.page

Aims and Objectives

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • how translation theory is applied in a professional setting, dealing with the complexities of working and thinking globally and across cultures
  • the use of technology in translation and multilingual settings to produce work of a professional standard
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • apply theory in order to communicate effectively and to a professional standard between English and at least one other language, in writing and / or orally, in a variety of academic and / or work related contexts
  • analyse and reflect on your own professional practice and experience and identify areas for change
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • work at a professional level across at least two languages
  • demonstrate high level interpersonal skills and intercultural awareness
  • monitor and evaluate professional activity, including self-evaluation
  • use specialist ICT skills confidently and appropriately in relevant professional contexts
  • manage deadlines and make effective use of your time

Syllabus

The content of this module is principally the work you will be doing in the placement which will give you the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge and practical skills which you have been acquiring and developing throughout your programme of study.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

Preparatory workshop: this will be a three hour session which will take place at University before your placement begins. The workshop aims to ensure you feel thoroughly prepared and confident before embarking on your placement. The session will explain the structure of the module, its aims and objectives and what is expected in terms of assessed work. The workshop will also cover practical considerations, such as health and safety, as well as ethical issues, etc. Portfolio supervision: you will have 4 hours of supervision to guide you with the compilation of your portfolio, in particular encouraging your reflection on the relationship between the work you are doing and the learning outcomes of your programme. These sessions may be face to face or remote, e.g. via Skype, etc. Workplace monitoring. You will be monitored twice during the course of your placement, the first one within four weeks of starting work. The monitoring may take the form of a workplace visit or an online meeting, via, for example, Skype. After your placement, there will be a reflective seminar at University to share and discuss experiences during the placement to help shape your reflection for your reflective commentary. Portfolio debrief session: this is a one to one session with a tutor during which you will discuss feedback on your portfolio evidence and reflective commentary. This will normally be a face to face session at University but could take place via Skype. Blackboard is used as an interactive tool for both tutor and peer support.

TypeHours
Independent Study196
Placement80
Seminar3
Workshops3
Project supervision18
Total study time300

Resources & Reading list

Moon, Jennifer A  (2006). Learning Journals . 

Schön, Donald A  (1991). The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action. 

Bolton, G  (2018). Reflective Practice: Writing and Professional Development . 

Moon, Jennifer A  (2000). Reflection in Learning and Professional Development: Theory and Practice. 

Guilherme, M., Glaser, E., del Carmen Mendez-Garcia, M. (2010). The Intercultural Dynamics of Multicultural Working . 

Assessment

Formative

Portfolio Development

Summative

MethodPercentage contribution
Individual reflective learning portfolio report  (1700 words) 100%
Portfolio of evidence 

Repeat

MethodPercentage contribution
Individual reflective learning portfolio report 100%
Portfolio of evidence 

Referral

MethodPercentage contribution
Individual reflective learning portfolio report 100%
Portfolio of evidence 

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

Costs

Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Accommodation and Travel

Any potential accommodation or travel costs which you may incur as a result of undertaking a work placement should be discussed with your course tutor. The University will not normally be able to offer assistance with these.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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