LA099-5-FY-CO:
Careers and Employability Skills for Languages and Linguistics

The details
2019/20
Language and Linguistics
Colchester Campus
Full Year
Undergraduate: Level 5
Current
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
0
25 April 2019

 

Requisites for this module
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Key module for

BA QX31 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL),
BA QX41 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Including Foundation Year),
BA QX51 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Including Placement Year),
BA QXH1 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) (Including Year Abroad),
BA QV3C English Language and History (Including Year Abroad),
BA QQ13 English Language and Linguistics,
BA QQ15 English Language and Linguistics (Including Placement Year),
BA QQ16 English Language and Linguistics (Including Foundation Year),
BA QQ3D English Language and Linguistics (Including Year Abroad),
BA QQ23 English Language and Literature,
BA QQ24 English Language and Literature (Including Foundation Year),
BA QQ32 English Language and Literature (Including Year Abroad),
BA QQ35 English Language and Literature (Including Placement Year),
BA QB36 English Language and Language Development (Including Year Abroad),
BA QQ3C English Language and Language Development,
BA QQ3F English Language and Language Development (Including Placement Year),
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 LR59 International Relations and Modern Languages (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA LRF9 International Relations 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 Q100 Linguistics,
BA Q101 Linguistics (Including Year Abroad),
BA Q102 Linguistics (Including Foundation Year),
BA Q103 Linguistics (Including Placement Year),
BA L390 English Language and Sociology (Including Year Abroad),
BA LQ31 English Language and Sociology,
BA QRF9 Literature and Modern Languages,
BA Q2R9 Literature with Modern Languages,
BA R900 Modern Languages,
BA R999 Modern Languages (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA RQ93 Modern Languages and English Language,
BA RQ99 Modern Languages and English Language (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA RQ91 Modern Languages and Linguistics,
BA RQ98 Modern Languages and Linguistics (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA R8T8 Modern Languages and Teaching English as a Foreign Language (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA RX91 Modern Languages and Teaching English as a Foreign Language,
BA R8T7 Modern Languages with Latin American Studies,
BA R8T9 Modern Languages with Latin American Studies (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA V590 Philosophy with Modern Languages (5 Years Including Foundation Year),
BA V5R9 Philosophy with Modern Languages,
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),
BA P590 Journalism and Modern Languages,
BA P510 Journalism and English Language,
BA P511 Journalism and English Language (Including Placement Year),
BA P512 Journalism and English Language (Including Year Abroad),
BA QP10 English Language with Media Communication,
BA QP11 English Language with Media Communication (Including Year Abroad),
BA QP12 English Language with Media Communication (Including Placement Year)

Module description

This is a compulsory module for all students in the department of Languages and Linguistics. This module gives students the opportunity to develop their employability skills, their awareness of their own skills and career aims, and their knowledge of the graduate job market and its requirements. It will also introduce students to the resources that the Employability and Careers Centre and the Department provide for their personal and career development, work placements and volunteering, and their research into the job market.

The three-year module is non-credit-bearing, but obligatory for all Modern Language and Linguistics students in the Department. It is important to note that although the module carries zero credits and thus does not count toward final degree class of students, the results of this module will appear on a student's transcript.

Module aims

The module aims to:
raise students' awareness of their skills and to encourage them to engage in personal development planning and activities that enhance their employability (e.g. work placements, volunteering, study abroad, IT and communication skills training)

raise students' awareness of career planning resources and training opportunities that are available to them within the University of Essex and outside

provide students with knowledge about the job market and its requirements

develop employability skills

Module learning outcomes

After successful completion of this module, students will be able to
1. identify careers that are available to them with their degree
2. make informed choices about career paths based on their own skills, motivations, and goals, and their knowledge of professions and sectors
3. develop an action plan to achieve their career goals
4. make appropriate applications to employers, effectively demonstrating their skills and achievements

Module information

No additional information available.

Learning and teaching methods

The module is taught in two-hour sessions which will include a variety of activities to raise awareness of your own abilities, skills and options.

Bibliography

This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.

Assessment items, weightings and deadlines

Coursework / exam Description Deadline Weighting
Practical Moodle Quiz - no electronic FASER submission required

Overall assessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%

Reassessment

Coursework Exam
100% 0%
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Sarah Sterling

 

Availability
No
No
No

External examiner

No external examiner information available for this module.
Resources
Available via Moodle
Of 16 hours, 12 (75%) hours available to students:
4 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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