Pre-requisites: Beginners Language at L1 or equivalent

Aims/Description: The module guides students to acquire a level of proficiency where they can understand the main points of standard language regularly encountered in a professional and social context. Through a programme of written and oral classes students will gain the skills to achieve Level B1 on the Common European Framework. Students will be able to write straightforward, connected text on subjects which are familiar or of personal interest and understand everyday language frequently used in social and professional contexts. They will be able to understand spoken language used in these contexts and have some understanding of language used in the media. They will be able to produce simple connected phrases expressing opinions and views.

Restrictions on availability: EMPTY

Staff Contact: Jane Woodin
Teaching Methods: Language classes will comprise a mixture of seminars and oral classes and in some instances lectures. Seminars will develop students' abilities to read, understand and produce basic written text in the target language. Oral classes will develop students' receptive skills and interactive skills and enable students to engage with native speakers on a range of everyday topics. Lectures or seminars will introduce students to grammar and semantics of the language. Independent work may include formative and summative work including short oral presentations, aural exercises and written assessment.
Assessment: Formal Exam, Course work, Classroom Testing, Presentation

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