15 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: Students will be required to work in collaboration with a cultural other, with whom they will communicate on a regular basis. At the start of the module, students will attend an individual advisory session, where together with a tutor they will identify their linguistic and cultural goals ; prioritise learning goals and plan in detail the methods they will adopt to achieve these goals. Students will exercise responsibility for the organisation of their own learning, establish and maintain contact with their partners, negotiate and set objectives; and seek and offer information and opinions to enable development of intercultural communicative competence. They should give proof of effective time-management; sequence sessions so as to demonstrate management of learning; demonstrate in-depth reflection on their learning process as well as reviewing and evaluating procedures. They will be required to sign a learning contract and to keep a learner diary, in which they will record progress made, plan their next steps and reflect on their development during the semester. Their progress will be monitored in advisory and counselling sessions with tutors.

Staff Contact: Dr J Woodin
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Project work

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