Module code: R4030
15 credits in spring teaching
Teaching method: Class, Seminar
Assessment modes: Unseen examination, Oral examination
The final year core language modules seek to build upon the learning of the three previous years, refining your skills in both receptive and productive functions. Informal interactions in the classroom setting will reinforce oral proficiency and lead into more formal discussions and debates. These in turn will underpin written proficiency, whether you are writing freely within the framework of a discursive essay, or responding specifically to other stimuli in the TL, such as texts or audio-visual materials. In particular, you will be introduced to the practical techniques of translating and interpreting, the objective being that they should gain both a useful additional skill and an insight into what it might be like to work as a professional linguist.
Module learning outcomes
- The successful student will demonstrate the ability to mediate competently between a speaker of English and a speaker of the TL, in conversation on a suitably serious subject at an appropriate level of intellectual sophistication.
- S/he will demonstrate a command of the written TL by production of a discursive essay on a suitably serious subject at an appropriate level of intellectual sophistication.
- S/he will demonstrate the ability to read and understand good modern texts in the TL and translate them proficiently, in writing, into idiomatic English.
- S/he will demonstrate a good knowledge of the TL lexis and syntax by translating proficiently, in writing, a text of modern British English into the TL.