Linguistic and intercultural competence:
Students are equipped with the linguistic means to communicate successfully in the target language. Students achieve a high level of accuracy and fluency at a given level of proficiency and are able to
· understand and evaluate information
· present information
· communicate using appropriate registers
· produce texts at varying levels of formality
Students are equipped with the analytical and reflective skills to deal comfortably with cultural difference. They are encouraged to
· take a different perspectives and view the world from different cultural viewpoints
· analyse and understand linguistic and cultural barriers
· reflect on the influence of cultural values on behaviour
· become conscious of stereotypes and prejudices
· communicate with others using their ways of expression, both verbally and non-verbally
Study skills and transfer of skills and competencies:
The acquisition of language learning strategies and techniques is an integral part of LfA modules. Learning strategies also aim to support independent learning and to facilitate the acquisition of other foreign languages.
Students are encouraged to self-assess their progress and to map their linguistic competence against the descriptors of the Common European Framework of Languages.
The development of independent learning strategies, research skills and transferable skills is supported by the use of learning technology.