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BA Italian B and Russian A

Year 4

Learning outcomes

The second year abroad will be spent in Italy.

During this part of the degree programme, students will have the opportunity to:
- make substantial linguistic progress, over a wide range of registers, in respect of Italian;
- face the linguistic, intellectual and psychological challenges of living in a Italy;
- acquire a deeper knowledge and appreciation of the target culture;
- develop the intercultural/social/personal/transferable skills necessary for gaining maximum benefit from living in a different community;
- seek to enhance their future employability by familiarizing themselves, when appropriate, with the world of work within the target culture, or by reflecting on the utility of skills that they are acquiring while living abroad for their future employment.

Overall, on completion of the Year Abroad students should be able to demonstrate:
- an ability to communicate confidently and proficiently with native or other competent speakers of Italian across the sometimes unpredictable and complex range of aspects of everyday life, work and/or study in a foreign culture;
- first-hand knowledge and appreciation of the target culture;
- enhanced cultural self-awareness.

Transferable (key) skills

Students will have had the opportunity to develop and practise:
- interpersonal and transferable skills required to operate successfully in Italian society, in a variety of roles and situations;
- resourcefulness and self-reliance.


The achievement of the programme outcomes will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for each subject and will include:
- demonstrating the ability to apply a broad range of aspects of the disciplines;
- work that draws on a wide variety of material associated with the disciplines;
- the ability to evaluate and criticise received opinion;
- work that is both evaluative and analytical.

Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes specified for the year/programme and will include:
- submission and evaluation of completed Year Abroad Logbook;
- evaluation of information from the host institution e.g. university examination results, university attendance certificates, reports on assistantships or work placements.


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