Year Abroad Module - LA514

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19 2019-20
Canterbury Yearlong
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6 120 (60)




Only students going on a compulsory year abroad as part of a language programme will be registered for this module.



Students either study at a relevant foreign university or work (either as teaching assistants or in some other approved capacity).


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Dependent on activity student pursues during year abroad (no specific Kent-based contact hours).

Method of assessment

This module is assessed on a Pass/Fail basis, derived from results gained at the partner university abroad, or the year abroad essay (for students on work placements).

(Subject to change pending Faculty approval.)

Preliminary reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

Learning outcomes

Students will learn to improve their language skills through full immersion in the relevant linguistic environment
Students will be able to apply the skills needed for academic study and enquiry
Students will be able to evaluate information critically
Students will be able to synthesise information from a number of sources in order to gain a coherent understanding of the subject
Students will be able to analyse, evaluate and interpret a variety of evidence in a critical manner
Students will be able to study and reach conclusions independently
Students will be able to formulate original opinions in a self-critical manner on the basis of sound factual knowledge and from a balanced perspective

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