SKILLS FOR LANGUAGE SPECIALISTS - 2017/8

Module code: LAN1001

Module provider

School of Literature and Languages

Module Leader

MENENDEZ-LOPEZ MM Miss (Lit & Langs)

Number of Credits

15

ECT Credits

7.5

Framework

FHEQ Level 4

JACs code

X220

Module cap (Maximum number of students)

N/A

Module Availability

Semester 1

Overall student workload

Independent Study Hours: 117

Lecture Hours: 10

Seminar Hours: 22

Assessment pattern

Assessment type Unit of assessment Weighting
Coursework PORTFOLIO 60
Examination 2-HOUR EXAMINATION 40

Alternative Assessment

N/A

Prerequisites / Co-requisites

None

Module overview

This module is taught in the target language in semester 1 of FHEQ Level 4

Formative assessment will focus on student participation and class discussions throughout the module.

Students will be provided with detailed written feedback following coursework assignments. Verbal

feedback will also occur in class and individual appointments if required.

Module aims

To equip students with the skills and knowledge that will enable them to gain maximum benefit from their language studies, and to acquire a professional approach to their studies. To provide the tools to understand linguistic concepts and apply them to the languages they study in order to become better learners.

Learning outcomes

Attributes Developed
Have developed a range of study skills needed in HE. PT
Have acquired skills for independent language learning.   KPT
Be aware of the range of resources available for HE study and know how to access them. PT
Have acquired the basic vocabulary needed to describe and discuss language study. KCP
have gained awareness of general linguistic concepts. KC
Be able to evaluate own progress in language study. KPT

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Module content

The following areas are indicative of topics to be covered:


Study skills
ICT skills        
Information literacy
Referencing and plagiarism
Language and languages
Signs and communication
Language learning and language acquisition
Introduction to general linguistics

Methods of Teaching / Learning

The learning and teaching strategy is designed to:

 


Enable students to acquire explicit knowledge of the linguistic structures, grammar and stylistic registers through attending classes and reading;
Encourage student participation and learner autonomy, through small group classes, reading outside contact hours and participating in seminars;
Develop research skills, through reading and presenting findings, through informal class presentations and in the assignment;
Enable students to engage in analytical and evaluative thinking, to analyse and interpret texts and other cultural products, through attending classes and engaging in individual study.
Develop communication skills through interactions in class.


 

The learning and teaching methods include:

 


Three contact hours per week over Semester 1.
Classes will include lectures and seminars;
students are expected to read extensively outside classes in order to follow lectures and participate in seminars.

Assessment Strategy

The assessment strategy is designed to provide students with the opportunity to demonstrate


Ability to analyse and interpret texts;
Ability to select and synthesise information from written and oral texts;
Ability to take notes effectively and use IT skills to find and present relevant information.


 

Thus, the summative assessment for this module consists of:


Portfolio:
Two hour exam.


 

Formative assessment and feedback


Formative assessment will focus on student participation and class discussions throughout the module.
Students will be provided with detailed written feedback following coursework assignments.
Verbal feedback will also occur in class and individual appointments if required.

Reading list

Reading list for SKILLS FOR LANGUAGE SPECIALISTS : http://aspire.surrey.ac.uk/modules/lan1001

Programmes this module appears in

Programme Semester Classification Qualifying conditions
English Literature and French BA (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
English Literature and German BA (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
English Literature and Spanish BA (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Business Management and French BSc (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Business Management and German BSc (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Business Management and Spanish BSc (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Modern Languages (French and German) BA (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Modern Languages (French and Spanish) BA (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module
Modern Languages (German and Spanish) BA (Hons) 1 Compulsory A weighted aggregate mark of 40% is required to pass the module

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.