Language Expert 1
Language and Linguistics
Undergraduate: Level 4
Thursday 03 October 2019
Saturday 14 December 2019
26 March 2019
Requisites for this module
BA RR19 French Studies and Modern Languages,
BA RR20 French Studies and Modern Languages (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA RR90 German Studies and Modern Languages (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA RR9F German Studies and Modern Languages,
BA RR38 Italian Studies and Modern Languages,
BA RR40 Italian Studies and Modern Languages (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA Q140 Language Studies,
BA Q143 Language Studies (4 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA R900 Modern Languages,
BA R999 Modern Languages (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA R8T7 Modern Languages with Latin American Studies,
BA R8T9 Modern Languages with Latin American Studies (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA RR49 Spanish Studies and Modern Languages,
BA RR50 Spanish Studies and Modern Languages (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA R4T7 Spanish Studies with Latin American Studies,
BA RT97 Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies,
BA RT99 Spanish, Portuguese and Brazilian Studies (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
MLANR990 Modern Languages (Translation)
This introductory module is a foundation module designed to introduce key concepts relating to languages, language learning and intercultural communication. It will help you develop intercultural skills and language awareness to support and complement the language skills that are covered in language-specific modules. Study resources include printed materials and online activities which support independent learning. Together, they will introduce you to some of the elements that define studying modern foreign languages. This module is compulsory for students in BA Modern Languages, BA Language Studies, BA French / German / Italian / Portuguese / Spanish Studies and Modern Languages, BA Modern Languages with Latin American Studies.
The aims of this module are
* to equip students with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to gain maximum benefit from their language studies;
* for students to acquire a professional approach to their studies;
* to provide students with the tools to understand linguistic concepts;
* to apply these concepts to the languages they study in order to become better learners.
On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. have acquired skills for independent language learning needed in Higher Education.
2. be aware of the range of resources available for studying languages in Higher Education and know how to access them.
3. have acquired the basic vocabulary needed to describe and discuss language study.
4. have gained awareness of general linguistic concepts.
5. evaluate their own progress in language study.
No additional information available.
There are three weekly contact hours, including a two hour workshops in English and a one hour tutorial in the language the student has chosen as their major language. Class time is dedicated to the introduction of new concepts and focuses on creating practice opportunities.
Students will be expected to attend all sessions and to complete some relevant practical tasks for each session.
This module does not appear to have any essential texts. To see non-essential items, please refer to the module's reading list.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
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Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Laetitia Vedrenne, Mrs Daniela Carboni, Dr Beatriz De Paiva, Ms Emma Hopper
Dr Laetitia Vedrenne
Tel: 01206 872114,
Mrs Daniela Carboni, office: 4.324, telephone:01206 874835, email: email@example.com
Dr Beatriz De Paiva, office: 4.211, telephone:01206 872236, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Emma Hopper, office: 4.303, telephone: 01206 872191, email: email@example.com
Dr Alvaro Marin Garcia, office 3.302, telephone:01206 872238, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr David Henri Pascal Tual
The University of Cambridge
Director of the Language Unit
Prof Sonia Cunico
Director of Language Teaching
Prof Paul Bishop
Available via Moodle
Of 60 hours, 44 (73.3%) hours available to students:
16 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
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