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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 LC316
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Olga Springer
Semester 2: Olga Springer
Autumn: Olga Springer
Module TeachersOlga Springer
Maria Loftus
Lucia Pintado
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module guides students in systematic reflection on their own learning and personal development during the Year Abroad through the target language. The focus lies on engaging with all types of intercultural experiences during the study abroad period, both in an academic and a non-academic context, whether these occur in the forms of texts or direct interaction and communication, with the purpose of consolidating students’ proficiency as an independent language user.

Learning Outcomes

1. Use knowledge of socio-cultural conventions in the target culture in order to establish a consensus on how to proceed in a particular situation.
2. Analyse and clarify misunderstandings and misinterpretations during intercultural encounters.
3. Understand and reflect critically on presentations, news items, articles, books and other media in the target language.
4. Relay the main point(s) contained in propositionally complex texts written in the target language within the student's fields of professional, academic and personal interest.
5. Summarise the main points made in longer, complex, live spoken texts or discussions in the target language on subjects of current interest, including the student's fields of special interest.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Assignment Completion50Preparing and completing assignments.
Independent Study200Autonomous language learning throughout the study abroad period.
Total Workload: 250

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

Content includes:
Engaging critically with authentic spoken and written texts produced in the target language in both academic and non-academic contexts; developing a critical sense of one's own notions and values originating in a specific cultural context.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
PortfolioPortfolio (oral submissions, written submissions and reflective tasks)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 1
Indicative Reading List

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