|Owning Department/School:||Foreign Languages Centre|
|Level:||Certificate (FHEQ level 4)|
|Supplementary Assessment:||Reassessment not allowed|
|Description:||NB. Students wishing to take this unit should visit the Foreign Languages Centre website for information regarding enrolment.|
The course aims to provide the linguistic foundation enabling students to acquire the basic functional language and skills necessary for communication in predictable everyday situations. The course provides basic cultural information and introduces students to some social convention of the country/ countries where the target language is spoken.
On completion of the course, students will be able to
* Take part in a basic factual conversation.
* Deal with routine questions and statements.
* Understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of immediate relevance.
* Read straightforward information within a known area using Hiragana.
* Write simple notes and words using Hiragana.
Speaking, Reading, Listening and Writing in the target language - all assessed
Interpersonal skills, communication, team skills - facilitated
IT skills - facilitated
Intercultural skills - facilitated and taught
Autonomous learning - facilitated
Research and organisational skills - facilitated
Cognitive - taught.
The course introduces the students to the basic elements of the target language through the four core skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing reproducing typical scenarios and situations experienced when visiting or receiving visitors from a country where the target language is spoken, for example, providing basic personal information, asking and giving time and prices. It follows a graded programme of study familiarising participants with a number of fundamental linguistic structures specific to the target language. It uses Roma-ji to help students learn Hiragana.
FL10252 is a Generally Available Unit which is available to all students of the University (subject to the usual constraints) to take as an 'extra' unit which does not count towards a final award.Foreign Languages Centre