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World language modules at Kent

 

World Language Modules at Kent

The Centre for English and World Languages offers University of Kent students the opportunity to study a variety of language modules as part your existing degree programme or as an additional extra-curricular module (if your degree programme does not allow wild modules). Choose from either Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin or Russian at a number of different ability levels. More information can be found below or via the Module Catalogue.

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Arabic modules

Placement tests

If you have studied Arabic before, but you have not taken one of our lower level modules, you need to take a placement test. The tests are used as a guide to assess your knowledge of Arabic. Please submit the mark sheet and the questionnaire to the convenor of the relevant module (their details are on the downloadable documents). The convenor will contact you for further information if necessary.

You do not need to take a placement test if you wish to register for the beginners (A1) module and you have never studied Arabic before.

Download Arabic placement test

Download Arabic questionnaire

Download Arabic answer sheet

Download Arabic mark sheet

LA307 Arabic Beginners A1

LA307 This module is for absolute beginners. The aim of this module is to give students a good foundation in all areas of Arabic Language including the cultural background.

LA308 Arabic Post-Beginners A2.1

LA308 This module is for those who have taken Learning Arabic 1A in the first period or who have equivalent ability in Arabic and wish to continue with the study of Arabic. The aim of this module is to give students a firm foundation in all areas of Arabic Language including the cultural background.

LA522 Arabic Post-Beginners A2.2

LA522 The curriculum content is intended to give students familiarity at an upper A2 level, with the most immediate environment, house and home, town/city where I live and/ or study, describing colleagues and friends at work/university, sport, travel and food.
Basic knowledge about some Arab countries such as Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Syria will be covered.
There will be a balance between communicative activities, and understanding of vocabulary and grammatical structure. Students must have successfully completed the Arabic module at level 1B or equivalent.

LA523 Arabic Lower Intermediate B1.1

LA523 The curriculum content is intended to give students familiarity at a lower B1 level, with familiar everyday matters often encountered in work/university environment, leisure, travelling, and shopping.
Basic knowledge about some Arabic countries such as Iraq, Algeria and the Gulf will be covered.
There will be a balance between communicative activities, and understanding of vocabulary and grammatical structure. Students must have successfully completed the Arabic module at level 2A or equivalent.

LA534 Arabic Lower Intermediate B1.2 (Available from 2018-2019)

LA534 The course extends the skills you have acquired on Arabic Lower Intermediate B1.1 (or its equivalent) in order to further develop your written and communicative skills to enable you to engage confidently in interactive activities and situations and gain useful insight into customs relevant to studying, travelling or working in the Middle East.    
The course aims to develop your ability to process Arabic language accurately and fluently so that you can read and write a wide range of texts on different topics with ease.

LA535 Arabic Upper Intermediate B2.1 (Available from 2018-2019)

LA535 The course extends the skills you have acquired on Arabic Lower Intermediate B1.2 (or its equivalent) through discussions on various relevant and contemporary topics in daily life. ​The course aims to develop your ability to process Arabic language accurately and fluently so that you can express yourself and describe personal experiences with ease, effectively, accurately and confidently in situations where functional competence in Modern Standard Arabic is expected. You will learn about cultural diversity and sensibilities within the Middle East and learn how arrange and book a holiday in your target language.

arabic at kent

Japanese Modules

Placement tests

If you have studied Japanese before, but you have not taken one of our lower level modules, you need to take a placement test. The tests are used as a guide to assess your knowledge of Japanese. Please submit the mark sheet and the questionnaire to the convenor of the relevant module (their details are on the downloadable documents). The convenor will contact you for further information if necessary.

You do not need to take a placement test if you wish to register for the beginners (A1) module and you have never studied Japanese before.

Download Japanese placement test

Download questionnaire

Download Japanese answer sheet

Download Japanese mark sheet

LA304 Japanese Beginners A1

LA304 This module is for absolute beginners. The aim of this module is to give students a good foundation in all areas of Japanese Language including the cultural background.

LA305 Japanese Post-Beginners A2.1

LA305 This module is for those who have taken Learning Japanese 1A in the first period or who have equivalent ability in Japanese and wish to continue with the study of Japanese. The aim of this module is to give students a firm foundation in all areas of Japanese Language including the cultural background.

LA504 Japanese Post-Beginners A2.2

LA504 This module is for students who have a command of Hiragana and Katakana and also know around 50 Kanji. The module aims to teach well-balanced language skills in all areas of Japanese. You will also gain knowledge of cultural and useful information on daily life, e.g. how to use bank cash point machines.

LA505 Japanese Lower-Intermediate B1.1

LA505 This module is for those who have some ability in Japanese and know around 100 Kanji and have command of the TE, NAI and plain verb forms. The module aims to teach well-balanced language skills in all areas of Japanese.

LA506 Japanese Lower Intermediate B1.2

LA506 This module is for students who have knowledge of around 150 Kanji and some understanding of the plain and formal styles of Japanese.

LA507 Japanese Upper Intermediate B2.1

LA507 This module is for students who have knowledge of over 200 Kanji. The module aims to teach well-balanced language skills in all areas of Japanese.

japanese modules at kent

Mandarin Modules

Placement tests

If you have studied Mandarin before, but you have not taken one of our lower level modules, you need to take a placement test. The tests are used as a guide to assess your knowledge of Mandarin. Please submit the mark sheet and the questionnaire to the convenor of the relevant module (their details are on the downloadable documents). The convenor will contact you for further information if necessary.

You do not need to take a placement test if you wish to register for the beginners (A1) module and you have never studied Mandarin before.

Download Mandarin placement test

Download questionnaire

Download Mandarin answer sheet

Download Mandarin mark sheet

LA302: Mandarin Chinese Beginners A1

LA302 This module is for absolute beginners. It aims to give students a basic knowledge of reading, writing,listening, and speaking skills in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual, pair and group work. Students who successfully complete this module can progress on to LA303 in the spring term.

LA303: Mandarin Chinese Post-Beginners A2.1

LA303 This module aims to give students a basic knowledge of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual, pair and group work. There is a balance between communicative activities, structure practice, reading and some writing skills. Students who successfully complete this module can progress on to LA502 in the autumn term.

LA502 Mandarin Chinese Post-Beginners A2.2

LA502 This module is the first stage at post-beginners level. Students must already have a basic knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. Students who successfully complete this module can progress on to LA503 in the spring term.

LA503 Mandarin Chinese Lower Intermediate B1.1

LA503 This module is the second stage at post-beginners level. Students must have successfully completed the first stage of the post-beginners course. Students who successfully complete this module can progress on to LA518 in the autumn term.

LA518 Mandarin Chinese Lower Intermediate B1.2

LA518 This module is the third-stage of Mandarin at lower intermediate levels. It aims to give students a lower intermediate level of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual, pair and group work. Students who successfully complete this module can progress on to LA519 in the spring term.

LA519 Mandarin Chinese Upper Intermediate B2.1

LA519 This module is the third-stage of Mandarin at upper intermediate levels. It aims to give students an upper intermediate level of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual, pair and group work. Students who successfully complete this module can progress on to LA538 in the following academic year commencing in the autumn term.

LA538 Mandarin Chinese Lower Advanced C1.1

LA538 This 30-credit module extends the skills you have acquired on LA519 Mandarin Chinese Upper Intermediate B2.1 (or its equivalent) through discussions on various relevant and contemporary topics in daily life. This module aims to develop the four linguistic skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) to a level where you can confidently understand and convey information about yourselves and your environment, and express your feelings and wishes. You will study in depth on topics relevant to the modern world and contemporary Chinese society to improve your language ability to provide relevant explanations and arguments for and against particular points of view.

mandarin modules at kent

Russian Modules

Placement tests

If you have studied Russian before, but you have not taken one of our lower level modules, you need to take a placement test. The tests are used as a guide to assess your knowledge of Russian. Please submit the mark sheet and the questionnaire to the convenor of the relevant module (their details are on the downloadable documents). The convenor will contact you for further information if necessary.

You do not need to take a placement test if you wish to register for the beginners (A1) module and you have never studied Russian before.

Download Russian placement test

Download questionnaire

Download Russian answer sheet

Download Russian mark sheet

LA309: Russian Beginners A1

LA 309 This module is intended to give students some familiarity, at an introductory level, with everyday life, activities, tourism, history, geography and culture in Russia. In class, there will be communicative activities, and understanding of vocabulary and grammatical structure. Available as a wild module to any undergraduate with interest in Russian Language.

LA310: Russian Post-Beginners A2.1

LA310 This module is intended to give students some familiarity, at an upper A1 level, with everyday life, activities, tourism, history, geography and culture in Russia. In class, there will be communicative activities, and understanding of vocabulary and grammatical structure. Available as a wild module to any undergraduate with interest in Russian Language.

russian modules at kent

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How to Register

If you are able to select wild modules as part of your degree programme, you can opt to take our world language modules when you make your modules choices via the Module Catalogue. Just search the module code (e.g. LA307) in the module catalogue.

If you are unsure if your degree programme allows for wild modules, you will need to contact your school.

Languages as an Extra

If you are not permitted to select wild modules as part of your degree programme, we also offer students the opportunity for students to study a language as an extra-curricular module. The module will not be for credit but will appear on your transcript. For more information, please visit our Languages as an Extra webpage.

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Contact us

If you have any questions about studying World Language modules, please feel free to contact us:
Email: cewl@kent.ac.uk
Telephone: 01227 824401

Alternatively, you are welcome to visit our reception which is open Monday-Friday from 9:00-17:00
University of Kent
Chipperfield Building
Parkwood Road
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 7PE

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Centre for English and World Languages, Chipperfield Building, University of Kent, CT2 7PE

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 824401 or contact us

Last Updated: 10/10/2018