French Project Higher Advanced 2 (MLT320B)
Working under regular supervision, students will complete a written portfolio (2,500 words) and prepare a structured oral presentation summarising their research for a specialist audience and demonstrating their acquisition of relevant academic and linguistic skills.
- University credits: 10
- University levels: 1-4
- Pre-requisite: MLT310, A level + 1 year or stay abroad, CEF B2+
- Co-requisite: On consultation with the Language Co-ordinator only.
- Availability: Students of the University of Sheffield taking the module for credits.
- Teaching period: Spring semester (See timetables and course dates)
- Contact times: One-hour weekly tutorial for 11 weeks, starting in Week 2 of the semester.
- Group size: Maximum of 20 students.
- Language Co-ordinator: Dr Karine Zbinden
- Module Leader: Dr Karine Zbinden
- Pathway: MLT350
This unit aims to enable students at a 'Higher Advanced' level of competence in the language to engage critically and autonomously with a specialised topic normally closely related to their main field of study in order to consolidate the acquisition of subject-specific terminology and discourse, as well as develop advanced research skills.
Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:
- perform at Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
- source and analyse specialist information, distinguishing fact from opinion and main ideas from supporting detail
- present findings in speech and writing in the target language, using a formal register and, where appropriate, subject-specific language
- plan and manage a project involving individual research.
- Project portfolio submitted in Week 12 (2/3 of the overall mark) and including a 2,000-2,500-word project report
- Spoken presentation (8-10 minutes) of the project to the group in Week 13 (1/3 of the overall mark)
A pass grade will be awarded for the module only if a spoken presentation is delivered.
Feedback: Individual and collective feedback will be provided regularly throughout the semester during class activities and/or individually during advice sessions and upon submission of the project draft.
This module can be validated as part of the following schemes:
- Undergraduate degree
- MLTC Certificate of Attendance or Completion
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Information last updated: 22 September 2021