10 Credits SPRING

Pre-requisites: MLT264, or equivalent CEF B1+/B2- proficiency in the language.

Aims/Description: The aim of this unit is to provide linguistic, cultural and practical preparation to students about to undertake an extended work placement or study exchange abroad. Students will research their destination (region, institution, etc.) and learn how to carry out a broad range of practical and study-related tasks using the language, including securing a residence or work permit, travelling throughout the country, arranging accommodation, registering for a course of study, opening a bank account, registering with and consulting a doctor, translating forms and other documents, taking lecture and seminar notes, writing letters, reports and/or essays, etc. https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/mltc/lfa/courses/german/placement_preparation

Restrictions on availability: Available only to non-specialist students of languages in the semester prior to a placement abroad. 

Staff Contact: MICKE MARINA
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

Notes: Computer literacy advisable. Students wishing to take this module should consult the MLTC staff contact before the start of the Spring Semester.

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