LA042-4-SP-CO:
Language Expert 2

The details
2019/20
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Spring
Undergraduate: Level 4
Current
Monday 13 January 2020
Friday 20 March 2020
15
26 March 2019

 

Requisites for this module
(none)
LA041
(none)
(none)

 

LA041, LA069

Key module for

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)

Module description

This module follows on from Language Expert 1 (LA041) and is a designed to equip students with further skills of analysis, academic writing and independent research. The focus in this module is the relationship between language and culture through the analysis of cultural artefacts such as fictional and non-fictional texts, still images and film. Lectures will introduce overarching concepts which will be examined in more details in language-specific practicals. This module is compulsory for students in BA Modern Languages, BA Language Studies and BA French / German / Italian / Portuguese / Spanish Studies and Modern Languages, BA Modern Languages with Latin American Studies.

Module aims

The aims of this module are
* to provide students with the tools to analyse cultural artefacts;
* to equip students with wider analytical and critical thinking skills;
* for students to present information, ideas and arguments in a variety of formats with due regard to the target audience.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to:
1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of some of the major concepts related to language, culture and society such as identity formation or cultural production;
2. analyse and differentiate between a variety of cultural artefacts;
3. have further improved their language competence through reading and viewing a range of cultural artefacts;
4. have further improved their intercultural awareness through reading and viewing a range of cultural artefacts;
5. evaluate their own progress in language study.

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

There are three weekly contact hours, including a workshop in English and practical 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.

Bibliography

  • Miniero, Luca; Bisio, Claudio. (c2010) Benvenuti al sud, Cologno Monzese (Milano): Medusa Film.
  • Becker, Wolfgang; Brühl, Daniel; Sass, Katrin; Khamatova, Chulpan; Simon, Maria. (c2003) Goodbye Lenin!, [S.l.]: Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

The above list is indicative of the essential reading for the course. The library makes provision for all reading list items, with digital provision where possible, and these resources are shared between students. Further reading can be obtained from this module's reading list.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Coursework Quiz 1 - Moodle 20%
Coursework Quiz 2 - Moodle 20%
Coursework Portfolio 60%

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Laetitia Vedrenne, Mrs Daniela Carboni, Dr Beatriz De Paiva, Ms Emma Hopper
Dr Laetitia Vedrenne Tel: 01206 872114, Email: laetitia.vedrenne@essex.ac.uk Office: 4.219 Mrs Daniela Carboni, office: 4.324, telephone:01206 874835, email: danic@essex.ac.uk Dr Beatriz De Paiva, office: 4.211, telephone:01206 872236, email: bdepaiva@essex.ac.uk Ms Emma Hopper, office: 4.303, telephone:01206 872191, email: eehopp@essex.ac.uk

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

Mr David Henri Pascal Tual
The University of Cambridge
Director of the Language Unit
Prof Sonia Cunico
Director of Language Teaching
Prof Paul Bishop
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 96 hours, 82 (85.4%) hours available to students:
14 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).

 

Further information
Language and Linguistics

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