SML3025 - Internship Abroad Combined with Study at a Partner University Abroad

2017/8 Module description

StaffProfessor Luciano Parisi - Convenor
Credit Value120
ECTS Value60
NQF Level6
Pre-requisites60 credits (30 ECTS) of core language in the language of the host country
Co-requisitesNone
Duration of Module Term 1: 1 academic year weeks; Term 2: 1 academic year weeks; Term 3: 1 academic year weeks;

Module description

Students registered for SML3025 have two complementary experiences abroad. They take university courses in one of the countries whose language(s) they study, are taught and assessed by academics working in the foreign universities and bring back their marks to Exeter. They also use a work placement to improve their knowledge of foreign cultures and languages and gain skills that equip them better for the international job market. (Modern Languages students choosing to spend their year abroad in China will also take this module, but will spend their entire year studying abroad.) – Prerequisites: 60 credits (30 ECTS) of core language in the language of the host country.

Module aims

1. To enhance your awareness of the process of foreign-language acquisition and to develop strategies for more effective learning

2. To develop your intercultural awareness and competence through reflection on the experience of living, working and studying abroad

3. To increase your employability in an increasingly competitive international market

4. To enhance your capacity for self-assessment through structured reflection on your experience

ILO: Module-specific skills

  • 1. Undertake study and pass exams or your assessed coursework at a partner University in the language of that country
  • 2. Demonstrate knowledge and application of the attitudes and qualities that are required to function well in a foreign work environment
  • 3. Use appropriate grammatical structures and vocabulary in the target language to analyse your experience and to respond precisely to a specific brief both in writing and/or orally

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

  • 4. Critically evaluate the process of independent learning by reflection on and evaluation of the experience of working and learning abroad
  • 5. Demonstrate the confident use of different language registers appropriate to different situations
  • 6. Demonstrate an increased linguistic sophistication, in terms of both expression and knowledge, that will enhance your performance in final-year written and oral language work
  • 7. Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of the host country and a sensitivity to its culture so as to function as an integrated member of its society

ILO: Personal and key skills

  • 8. Learn and self-assess independently, and draw up an action plan for development of your skills
  • 9. Identify and describe strategies for adapting to working/studying practices in a foreign country, compare and reflect critically on those in your own country
  • 10. Reflect on your experiences in order to prepare yourself for the workplace and therefore be better placed to obtain graduate-level employment and be an asset to a future employer
  • 11. Demonstrate a level of intercultural competence that will prepare you for employment in any foreign country

Syllabus plan

The standard pathway on this module is as follows:
- Internship abroad in an Exeter-approved company;

- Attendance for 1 semester and completion of a minimum of 15 ECTS credits worth of courses relevant to students’ degree at host partner university.

 

For Modern Languages students spending on their year abroad in China the following pathway applies:

- Attendance of the entire year abroad at one of our Chinese partner universities and completion of the equivalent of 60 Exeter credits worth of courses relevant to their degree at Chinese host partner university.

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad
001200

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Internship600Training in a university-approved company. Hours to include all assessment and study time. Hours quoted are approximate and may differ in individual circumstances.
Courses at partner university600One semester at university abroad. Hours to include all assessment and study time. Hours quoted are approximate and may differ in individual circumstances

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Audit Sheets6 Pages2; 3-11Self-assessed

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams
70030

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Two/three reports in target language 30900 words2; 3-11Feedback sheet
Oral exam3015 minutes2-11Feedback Sheet
Transcript from host university abroad25Varied1, 3, 5-9, 11Varied
Portfolio15As prescribed by the Handbook2; 3-11Feedback Sheet
0
0

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
ReportsReports2; 3-113 Months
Oral examOral exam2; 3-113 Months
TranscriptSee http://intranet.exeter.ac.uk/humanities/studyabroad/modern_languages/faqs/

Re-assessment notes

Progression from stage 3 (Year Abroad) to Stage 4 will be conditional on satisfying the requirements of the year abroad as specified in the relevant Handbook and passing the year aboard module(s).  Students who fail to complete the year abroad or who fail a referred re-assessment of the year abroad will be required to transfer to the BA European Culture Programme.

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

Handbook (available on ELE)

 

Recommended text:

 

Holliday, A.,Kullman, J., Hyde, M.(2010)  Intercultural Communication: An Advanced Resource Book for Students, Routledge Applied Linguistics

Module has an active ELE page?

Yes

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

 

 

Available as distance learning?

No

Origin date

01/10/2011

Last revision date

20/12/2014

Key words search

Year abroad, Internship abroad, Study at a partner university

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