Department of Politics, Languages and International Studies, Unit Catalogue 2011/12
|Level:||Honours (FHEQ level 6)|
|Assessment:||CW 20%, EX 50%, OR 30%|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Like-for-like reassessment (where allowed by programme regulations)|
|Requisites:||In taking this unit you cannot take PL30376|
To improve the students' general language skills, particularly in relation to report writing. To introduce techniques appropriate to the technical translation and summarisation of foreign language texts. To provide practice in oral presentation. To investigate the working of mechanical and electrical systems to extend further the students technical vocabulary. To give some detail of the organisation of French industry and allow the student to prepare for industrial project.
After taking this unit the student should be able to: After taking this unit the student should be able to: Exchange information with native speakers including engineers on basic technical matters. Follow argument when reading, and extract information by inference. Read technical material in French in their own field, and provide either a translation or a summary. Write in an organised way and present supporting evidence and argument. Take an active part in a technical discussion in French.
Skills in precision and creativity in the use of written and spoken language, effective communication in the target language and translation are taught and assessed in this unit.
Grammatical topics to be covered as appropriate for the language. Technical translation. Report writing. Country related topics to be selected from: post-war events; world of work; political institutions and elections; mass media; theatre/film. Contact with potential placement employers.
PL30374 is Compulsory on the following programmes:Department of Mechanical Engineering