10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: MLT260, or A-level French grade A, or equivalent CEF B1+/B2- proficiency in the language.

Aims/Description: This unit aims to enable students to develop their spoken proficiency and intercultural awareness in relation to the language they are studying through weekly meetings with a native-speaker partner and to acquire independent language learning skills through regular supervision from a language tutor and the completion of a personal planning and reflexive diary. Partners will reciprocally support each other in achieving their own pre-agreed goals, alternatively acting as learner and teacher, taking responsibility for their own learning and providing constructive opportunities for language practice and feedback to their partner. https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/mltc/lfa/courses/french/tandem

Restrictions on availability: Dependent upon availability of target-language partners. Students must be native-speakers of their source language. 

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Project/ portfolio

Notes: Use of E-Mail

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Modern Languages Teaching Centre):

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