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ML3101   Modern Languages Integrated Year Abroad

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 60

ECTS credits : 30

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: Full Year

Availability restrictions: Available only to students registered for a WIYA degree

Planned timetable: n/a

The objective of the module is language learning and cultural familiarisation through a combination of work placements or periods of approved study spent successively in two countries where the languages in the student's Honours degree programme are spoken. The particular components of this type of integrated year abroad are subject to specific approval by the Head of School (or delegate) in the first semester of the preceding year. Any student considering this module must seek early advice on the acceptability of the proposed pattern of residence and work/study abroad. Formal learning and assessment will be through: (i) a supervised project of 5,000 words in one of the two target languages (4,000 words in Russian) chosen in consultation with the module co-ordinator. Guided stages (unassessed) of the dissertation to be submitted at various specified points during the year, across both semesters. The dissertation to be submitted in May. (ii) a 10-minute oral exam in the other of the two target languages to be sat upon the student's return to St Andrews after the WIYA year, during which the year abroad experience will be presented and discussed.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Admission to honours programme with integrated year abroad

Anti-requisite(s): Cannot take any other whole year study abroad module

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: By correspondence

Module is a placement or study abroad

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100% (Oral Examination = 20%, Dissertation = 80%)

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 20%
Coursework: 80%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%