Language Learning in the BSocSc (Hons) in European Studies
The objective of the European Studies course is to make you proficient in either French or German.
You will start out with acquiring the skills of a basic user (able to communicate in everyday life).
You will then be trained to be come an independent user (able to communicate fluently in daily life, including work and university).
The ultimate goal is to become a proficient user (able to use the language flexibly and creatively even in very demanding, complex situations).
Language Learning in the course is structured according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), issued by the Council of Europe and recommended by a European Union Council Resolution in 2001.
The CEF sets standards for the learning and teaching of all languages within the European Union so as to "equip all Europeans for international cooperation and mobility". The six levels of CEF describe the goals of language learning throughout your four years of study in the course. Textbooks and other learning materials are selected, created and/or adopted to conform to these standards, which are the same for French and German.
The following chart gives you an overview of language skills taught at the various stages, the performance levels you are required to attain, and the materials used to reach them.
|Stage||A1||A2 - B1||B1||B1 - B2||B2||C1||C1|
|Breakthrough||Waystage - Threshold||Threshold||Threshold - Vantage||Vantage||Effective Operational Mastery||Effective Operational Mastery|
|Course||FREN1008 GERM1008||FREN1009 GERM1009||FREN2008 GERM2008||FREN2009 GERM2009||FREN4008 GERM4008||FREN4009 GERM4009|
|No. of tuition hours||170||170 + 80||170||170||(variable, minimum 160)||28||28|
|Target Qualification (English / Deutsch / Français / Italiano)||Basic User||Basic User||Independent User||Independent User||Independent User||Proficient User||Proficient User|
|Target Qualification: Descriptors for Self- Assessment||SA Grid 1 (English) / SA Grid 2 (german) / SA Grid 3 (French)|
|Descriptors for Assessment Purposes (Teaching / Testing)||Deutsch|
French Descriptors - CIEP A1 / A2 / B1 / B2 / C1
|Required testing level upon completion of stage||Start Deutsch 1 /|
Diplôme d'études en langue française
|Start Deutsch 2 /|
|ZD Zertifikat Deutsch /|
|TestDaF (Niveau 3) Zertifikat Deutsch für den Beruf /|
|TestDaF (Niveau 4) DSH (Deutsche Sprachprüfung Hochschule)||TestDaF (Niveau 4-5) ZMP PWD||TestDaF (Niveau 4-5) /|
Diplôme approfondi de langue française
|Currently used textbooks / materials||Optimal A1|
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|special material /|
|special material||special material|