Intercultural Language Skills 2: Advanced Oral

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Intercultural Language Skills 2: Advanced Oral

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    German, German Culture

  • Language Level

    Advanced

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    5
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3
  • Overview

    Description
    The module is designed to help students returning from their year abroad to further develop their oral communication skills, both in terms of spoken production and interaction. Learners are expected to strive towards a high degree of fluency as well as accuracy through interaction in the classroom, assigned work and initiatives undertaken independent of the immediate classroom context. All language contact in this module is through the target language. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Give a clear, detailed oral presentation on a range of subjects and explain various viewpoints.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of complex information from articles and reports concerned with topical issues in which the writers adopt particular viewpoints.
    3. Interact and express themselves clearly and spontaneously in a Q&A session.
    4. Formulate and articulate coherent and cohesive sentences (as opposed to memorising and reproducing them as fixed formulae).
    5. Demonstrate a good command of a broad lexical repertoire, allowing gaps to be overcome with circumlocutions.
    6. Show good grammatical control of complex language; occasional non-systematic errors and minor flaws in sentence structures may still occur.
    7. Source credible, reliable and complex information in the target language, using a variety of online media and contacts.
    8. Demonstrate critical analytical skills when presenting and discussing complex topics.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.