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CULP: Medics, French 2016 - 2017
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Unscheduled instructor led

Description

The courses feature 20 contact hours*, 1 sessions of 2 hrs each during the following two blocks:

1. 26 September – 21 October (4 weeks) The first 3 weeks there will 3 x 2hrs sessions and in the last week (17-21 October) there will be one session.

2. 31 October -- 2 December (5 weeks) There will 2 x 2hrs sessions in each of the 5 weeks. All courses will run from 5.30pm or later in the evening.

Exact times and venues will be announced at the beginning of September and enrolment for these courses will be via the University Training Booking System (UTBS).

Beyond these two blocks and from December 2016 to July 2017, a number of courses may be offered in any language taught at the Language Centre provided that:

1. Students form themselves a group of 3 (at least) interested in the same language/level 2. Students make themselves available over a sequential 5 weeks period.

To inquire about this option and for any other information contact the CULP administrator, Ms Zoe Mavridi at zm236@.

  • Please note that, Arabic, Mandarin Chinese and Russian basic I courses will feature 24 contact hours and not 20.
Target audience

School of Clinical Medicine Student Selected Component (SSC) - Language Provision for Medical students and staff.

Prerequisites

None

Objectives

The primary focus of the course is to develop listening (aural) and speaking (oral) skills with special reference to topics and functions related to medicine and the medical profession. Students will also gain a greater understanding of the societies and cultures of countries where the language is spoken with special emphasis to the medical context. Students will be introduced to the language used in general medical situations and (depending on the level and language) be operational in these.

System requirements
  • Raven access is required
  • Further information regarding Raven is available
Methodology

The teaching methodology is learner-centred as great attention is placed upon the cultural background, learning style and needs of each individual student. The course features a strong presence of multimedia digital materials that are accessible online in a flexible manner. The 'social environment' of the classroom is exploited to maximise the opportunities for learners' to practise and improve real-time, face-to-face communication skills.

Notes

Assessment:

The assessment is mandatory and its format will depend on the language and level. Here is an example for a French intermediate II level:

At the end of weeks 1-4, students will write for homework and submit a 250-400 words essay. The three best essays will count towards the final mark (10% each). At the end of the course, students will give a presentation in front of the class. The topic of the presentation will be relevant to both the course content and student's medical study interest.

The presentation will last 10 minutes and will be followed by a 5 minute Q&A session. The presentation will count 70% towards the final mark.

Duration

1. 26 September – 21 October (4 weeks) The first 3 weeks there will 3 x 2hrs sessions and in the last week (17-21 October) there will be one session.

2. 31 October -- 2 December (5 weeks) There will 2 x 2hrs sessions in each of the 5 weeks. All courses will run from 5.30pm or later in the evening.

Exact times and venues will be announced at the beginning of September and enrolment for these courses will be via the University Training Booking System (UTBS).

Frequency

Once per year


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