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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Language & Translation Studies Short Name: LANP003
Level: P Module Co-ordinator: DLASKA A Prof (Lang & Trans)
Number of credits: 30 Number of ECTS credits: 15
Module Availability
Assessment Pattern
Unit(s) of Assessment
Weighting Towards Module Mark( %)
Workplace supervisor assessment forms (mid-placement)
Workplace supervisor assessment forms and reports (end of placement)
Qualifying Condition(s) 
Students are assessed on a pass/fail basis.
Module Overview
This module is designed to accommodate workplace supervisor evaluation of student development and performance on placement. Assessment is based on two reports, one completed in mid-placement, one at the end of the student’s placement.
Module Aims
This module aims to:
  • Monitor student personal and professional development throughout the placement;
  • Assess student acquisition of new skills and knowledge;
  • Support student progress by appropriate training and supervision;
  • Assist students in developing a personal record of achievement.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the module, students will be able to:
  • Apply the knowledge and skills acquired during their academic studies;
  • Operate effectively and efficiently in a working environment;
  • Discuss their duties and responsibilities with the workplace supervisor in the target language;
  • Demonstrate newly acquired skills and knowledge to the workplace supervisors;
  • Translate constructive feedback into personal and professional development;
  • Maintain a record of achievement.
Module Content
Twice during the student’s work placement, usually co-ordinated with the tutor’s visit, the workplace supervisor is asked to assess the student’s performance.

After approximately the first half of the placement, the supervisor completes a mid-placement form which accounts for the student’s performance up to date. Assessed are the following:

• Quality of work;
• Student performance in terms of appearance, reliability, timekeeping, and motivation;
• Acquisition and development of key skills such as time-management, spoken and written communication, organisational skills, and teamwork.
• Personal growth and development.

At the end of the placement, the workplace supervisor completes a second form, assessing the same qualities again to identify areas of student development and improvement. The form is accompanied by a written report, summarising the student’s overall performance on placement, and commenting on their progress and achievements as well as their personal and professional development.
Methods of Teaching/Learning
Selected Texts/Journals
Last Updated
14 December 2010