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Languages For All

Programme Details 2019-2020


Additional Provision
Department of Media, Culture and Language

PROGRAMME CONVENER(S): Dr Cécile Renaud, 020 8392 4458, cecile.renaud@roehampton.ac.uk

For further information please contact the Programme Administrator, Pat Tomlinson, 020 8392 3336, patricia.tomlinson@roehampton.ac.uk or LFA@roehampton.ac.uk.

NOTE: All English for Academic Study classes are free. Other courses can be included in a student’s 120 level 4 credits. Otherwise, the cost is £225 for students and staff. The courses are also made available to people external to the university for a £450 fee.

LOCATION: The modules are taught at the Roehampton Lane campus unless otherwise stated.

PROGRAMME OUTLINE: All modules in the Languages for All programme are designed to provide non-specialist foreign language instruction for students wishing to maintain and extend existing linguistic knowledge or acquire new skills in a different language. The set is intended to support the range of international exchanges which the University offers, by providing the language skills necessary to facilitate participation in such exchanges.

In addition, Languages for All should strengthen the University’s role as a provider of lifelong learning opportunities for staff and for the local community.

The acquisition of a foreign language should increase students’ employability and foment increased awareness of different cultures and work environments.

The new classical languages modules introduce students with no previous knowledge of them to the basics of their script, nominal and verbal morphology, and syntax.

The study of classical languages enables students to further their knowledge on the languages, history and religions of the civilizations that gave birth to - or were instrumental in shaping - our present cultures and societies, encouraging a deeper understanding of our ancestral past and that of our neighbours, and the link with today.

AIMS: This programme aims to:

  • to provide students with communication skills in the four competences (Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing) in the relevant foreign language(s) at the appropriate level;
  • to equip students with the skills and knowledge to facilitate their participation in International exchanges;
  • to provide students with the opportunity to acquire and further develop an appropriate range of transferable skills, including languages for business purposes;
  • to provide the opportunity to all Roehampton students to include a block of 60 credits worth of progressive applied foreign language study within their portfolio of modules and to recognise the successful completion of such a block by the award of a Roehampton Certificate in Languages;
  • to foment better understanding of different cultures;
  • to provide academic and non-academic staff at the university with new opportunities for further staff development;
In addition the aims specific of the classical languages are:
  • to develop relevant linguistic knowledge and understanding, skills of textual analysis and evaluation;
  • to nurture appropriate attitudes in the study of classical languages and the civilizations they belonged to; for the languages of sacred texts to develop an awareness of issues of translation and interpretation of texts which are at the basis of some of the world’s religions’ belief and ritual systems;
  • to cater for renewed interest in classical civilizations and sacred texts, and their relevance for today’s world.

LEARNING OUTCOMES: These are grouped into four areas:

Knowledge and Understanding

Students who successfully complete the Languages for All modules will have:

  • the ability to understand spoken language and to communicate orally, at the appropriate level, in a variety of practical everyday social and work situations;
  • the ability to read written language, at an appropriate Level of lexical and syntactical complexity, such as students are likely to encounter in a variety of practical everyday social and work situations in a country where the target language is spoken;
  • the abilities to write messages, take notes, participate in discussions in the target language, and, where appropriate, generally to function successfully as a student in a country where the target language is spoken;
  • a knowledge and understanding of local culture in social and work environments.
Those that choose the classical languages modules will have:
  • a basic grounding in classical languages grammar, syntax and vocabulary;
  • sufficient linguistic competence to read and translate short passages of classical and scriptural texts;
  • an appreciation of the classical languages and the historical cultures they belong to.
Cognitive Skills

Students who successfully complete the modern languages modules will:
  • be able to communicate in and understand spoken forms of the chosen;
  • be able to find language related information at the appropriate level;
  • have developed efficient personal strategies for language learning.
Those that choose the classical languages modules will:
  • know about classical languages scripts and their essential grammar;
  • have an understanding of the main features of classical writings, particularly sacred texts, and classical authors;
  • be able to read their chosen classical languages and have a basic understanding of the various aspects involved in the translation and interpretations of these texts.
Transferable Skills

Students who successfully complete these modules will have:
  • the ability to continue language learning to a higher level;
  • the ability to use a variety of media to improve linguistic ability in another;
  • the ability to work co-operatively with others;
Those that choose the classical languages modules will:
  • the confidence to carry out independent study and self-directed learning;
  • the understanding to analyse consistently classical texts;
  • the strategies to translate classical texts accurately.
Key Skills

Students who successfully complete these modules will have:
  • a basic methodology for learning a language or languages;
  • the ability to focus on their skill levels, with a view to extending those skills
  • the ability to set personal learning goals in language learning;
  • the ability to conduct self-evaluation on their progress in language learning.

 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Compulsory and Required modules
Compulsory and/or required modules may change when we review and update programmes. Below is a list of modules offered this academic year.

Optional modules
Optional modules, when offered as part of a programme, may vary from year to year and are subject to viability.

LEVEL 4

Arabic
LAA020C013Y - Arabic Beginner (A1)
¬LAA020C014 - Arabic Elementary (A2)

French
LAF020C020Y - French Beginner (A1)
LAF020C021Y - French Elementary (A2)
LAF020C022Y - French Lower Intermediate (B1)
¬LAF020C029 - Business French for Beginners

German
LAG020C040Y - German Beginner (A1)
¬LAG020C041 - German Elementary (A2)
¬LAG020C042 - German Lower Intermediate (B1)

Italian
LAI020C050Y - Italian Beginner (A1)
¬LAI020C051 - Italian Elementary (A2)
¬LAI020C052 - Italian Lower Intermediate (B1)

Japanese
LAJ020C060Y - Japanese Beginner (A1)
¬LAJ020C061Y - Japanese Elementary (A2)
¬LAJ020C062 - Japanese Lower Intermediate (B1)

Mandarin
LAM020C070Y - Mandarin Beginner (A1)
¬LAM020C071 - Mandarin Elementary (A2)
¬LAM020C072 - Mandarin Lower Intermediate (B1)

Shorthand
¬LAZ020C100 - Shorthand

Sign Language
LAB020C200Y - British Sign Language (BSL)

Spanish
LAS020C030Y - Spanish Beginner (A1)
LAS020C031Y - Spanish Elementary (A2)
LAS020C032Y - Spanish Lower Intermediate (B1)

Classical Languages

Ancient Greek
LCG020C101Y - Ancient Greek Beginner
LCG020C103Y - Introduction to New Testament Greek

Latin
LCL020C110Y - Latin Beginner

English for Academic Study
EAP020C146Y - English for Academic Study
EAP010C910A - English for Academic Study (Exchange)
EAP010C911S - English for Academic Study (Exchange)
EAP020P204Y - Academic English for Postgraduate Study
EAP010P205A - Academic English for Postgraduate Study
EAP010P206S - Academic English for Postgraduate Study

Please note that all assessments require an overall pass mark.

Module annotations:
¬ - module not available in 2019-2020.

Notes:
a) Each module code consists of a three-letter module prefix denoting the programme it belongs to (eg BSS020C103Y = Biosciences), the following three digits refer to its credit value (eg BSS020C103Y = 20 credits), the single letter in the middle (eg BSS020C103Y) denotes the module level (eg C = Level 4, N = Level 5, X = Level 6), the last three digits denote its unique number (eg BSS020C103Y), and the final letter denotes its suffix (eg BSS020C103Y). The suffixes indicate the following: A - Autumn term, S - Spring term, H – Summer term/Summer intensive mode, Y - All year, V - collaborative partnership (off-site).

b) Individual module details can be viewed by clicking on each module code or using the "View all modules" link below for a complete list of module assessment and descriptions.

View all modules

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