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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Year Abroad Portfolio
Module Code LC315
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Qi Zhang
Semester 2: Qi Zhang
Autumn: Qi Zhang
Module TeachersOlga Springer
Qi Zhang
Lucia Pintado
Valerie O'Reilly
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 20
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

Semester Abroad Coordinators for the BEDLAN Semester Abroad 2024: French: Ms. Valérie O'Reilly. Spanish: Dr. Lucía Pintado Gutierrez. German-speaking: Dr. Olga Springer Semester 2 of Year 3 of the BEDLAN programme provides students with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the relevant target language and culture. Students attend Partner Universities in Austria, Germany, France or Spain for one academic semester. Modules can be drawn from the wide range of modules offered in partner universities (excluding modules delivered/assessed in English) and are selected within certain established criteria. Modules selected must be compatible with the student’s chosen Language Pathway. Modules focusing on the Target Language are delivered and assessed through that language. Module choices and the student’s overall number of hours/ credits are approved by the Semester Abroad Coordinator and recorded in a Learning Agreement. This module carries 20 credits. The remaining 5 credits required in Semester 2 of Year 3 are provided by an online module delivered by Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge during Semester 2.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate substantial progress in their use and understanding of the target language and increased confidence as an advanced student of that language.
2. Recognise, explain and use effectively a broad variety of linguistic features in a range of different contexts.
3. Demonstrate an increased understanding of the target culture; its history, literature and politics.
4. Demonstrate a complex understanding of intercultural issues as they relate to familiar cultures and the target culture.
5. Articulate responses to intercultural and linguistic issues as they relate to familiar cultures and the target culture and ground these in both experience and theory.
6. Describe and compare additional perspectives on Language Studies/(Inter-)Cultural Studies or other relevant disciplines.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Advanced Receptive and Productive Language Skills

Advanced Language Awareness

Advanced Cultural and Intercultural Awareness

Social/ cultural/ political themes

Information Retrieval and Research Skills

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentAssignments and exams set by the partner institution (and programme modules where applicable).100%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 2
Indicative Reading List

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    Programme or List of Programmes
    BEDLANBachelor of Ed. in Gaeilge and FR/GE/SP

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