ERIC Number: ED473745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Report from the Centre for Language and Communication Studies on the Ninth Year of Extracurricular Foreign Language Modules for Students of Other Disciplines and the Fifth Year of Foreign Language Modules in the B.A. (Mod.) in Information and Communications Technology, 1 October 2001-30 September 2002.
Trinity Coll., Dublin (Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies.
This report focuses on the ninth year in which the Centre for Language and Communication Studies (CLCS) at the University of Dublin Trinity College offered foreign language modules to students who were not studying a foreign language as part of their degree program. The modules are designed to develop students' communication skills for purposes of study, travel, or work experience abroad during their undergraduate years and enhance their academic qualification, vocational prospects, and potential for future mobility. Modules in German, French, Italian, and Spanish are available. The language modules provide two models, one extracurricular and the other fully integrated. The extracurricular (evening) modules have been subject to high levels of dropout, while the fully integrated modules are intended to protect against student dropout. This report provides data on student recruitment and participation rates, module design, assessment, and future directions. It also presents information from external examiners' reports of the French and German modules. An appendix includes a summary of income and expenditure. (SM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: European Social Fund, Dublin (Ireland).
Authoring Institution: Trinity Coll., Dublin (Ireland). Centre for Language and Communication Studies.
Note: For the previous year's report, see ED 467 496.