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Unit information: Czech Language (follow-on) in 2020/21

Unit name Czech Language (follow-on)
Unit code MODL30012
Credit points 20
Level of study H/6
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 4 (weeks 1-24)
Unit director Ms. McNeilly
Open unit status Not open
Pre-requisites

Relevant core language unit at level I/5

Co-requisites

None

School/department School of Modern Languages
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description

To revise and deepen knowledge of Czech/Catalan language acquired in 2nd year, to practise and develop students’ oral, aural, reading writing and translation skills; to give students further linguistic skills and cultural background.

Aims:

  • To introduce students to a significant body of knowledge of a complexity appropriate to final year level. The content matter will normally include one or more of the following: literature; social, cultural or political history; linguistics; cultural studies; film, television or other media.
  • To facilitate students’ engagement with a body of literature, including secondary literature, texts, including in non-print media, primary sources and ideas as a basis for their own analysis and development. Normally many or most of these sources will be in a language other than English and will enhance the development of their linguistic skills.
  • To develop further skills of synthesis, analysis and independent research, building on the skills acquired in units at level I.
  • To equip students with the skills to undertake postgraduate study in a relevant field.

Intended learning outcomes

Students will be more confident in their ability:

  1. to produce accurate and fluent spoken and written language in a variety of registers;

  2. to understand written and spoken language studied at a more sophisticated level and

  3. to put their skills into practice during their time abroad.

Overall, students will attain a level comparable to B2/C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEF).

Teaching details

Learners will be involved in a variety of synchronous activities, mostly interactive with maximum use of the target language, but with attention devoted also to explaining the fundamentals of the Czech language structures. These activities will be supported and amplified by asynchronous e-learning opportunities and self-directed exercises.

Assessment Details

Portfolio Assessment - 25%
Translation Assessment - 25%
Czech Language (follow-on) Exam - 30%
Oral Assessment - 20%

Reading and References

Selection of dedicated material prepared in-house (SML).

Grammar texts and dictionaries as appropriate to language area.

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