Register now for 2017-18 Passport Languages at the University of Hull

Staff in the School of Histories, Languages and Cultures (S-HLC) are currently looking to build a fully-fledged Institution Wide Language Programme (IWLP) as the successful Passport Languages scheme grows even further to make language learning opportunities available to all students and staff at the University of Hull.

In Passport Languages, for 2017-18, a range of language courses are already available at five different levels starting from absolute beginner. These ‘Passport Courses’ are available both to registered students of the university and to members of the local community. This is your opportunity to advance your language skills and cultural awareness or to begin a new language.

Languages on Offer in 2017-2018 and Module Codes

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
Chinese 59147 59114
Dutch
French 59098 59115 59116 59117 59118
German 59099 59119 59125 59126 59127
Italian 59107 59128
Japanese 59108 59143 59144
Russian 59112 59148 59149
Spanish 59113 59137 59221 59138 59136

Language Levels

Passport Level 1This level of module is for students with no knowledge of the language, and is not available to those who have studied the language before or have reached Level A1 on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). By the end of this module, students will be able to reach A1 and work towards A2 and can operate at a basic level in daily situations, such as shopping, travelling, hotels etc.

Passport Level 2This level of module is for students who wish to consolidate on their basic linguistic skills. They develop greater confidence in using the basic structures of the language to build up their range of vocabulary and to acquire the communicative strategies necessary for a great variety of social situations. This module is not available to students who have reached Level A2 on the CEFR. By the end of this module, students should be able to reach Level A2 and will be able to communicate confidently on a variety of familiar topics.

Passport Level 3This level of module is designed for students who are at an intermediate level (may have a GCSE) and are considering using their language skills in the future. They are also expected to widen their vocabulary, so that they can discuss topics relating to their own particular fields of interest and study as well as more general topics. This module is not available to students who already have an AS or A-Level in the language or have reached beyond European Language Portfolio Level B1.  Classes will take place mostly in the target language. By the end of this module, students should be able to reach Level A2 and beyond and work towards B1.  They will be able to communicate with a degree of spontaneity in a fair variety of situations.

Passport Level 4This level of module is designed for students who travel extensively and want to study or work in countries where the target language is spoken. Therefore, a degree of awareness of current affairs, recently published literature and various cultural events taking place in the countries concerned will also be fostered. This module is not available to students who already have an A-Level in the language or have reached beyond European Language Portfolio Level B1.  Classes will take place in the target language. By the end of this module, students will be able to reach Level B1 and can take part in discussions and debates on familiar topics and give a simplified presentation of research and work in their specialist area.

Passport Level 5This level of module is designed for students who have travelled a lot, have spent some time or are going to study or work in countries where the target language is spoken. As in Passport 4, an awareness of current affairs, recently published literature and various cultural events taking place in the countries concerned will be fostered. In addition, students will be expected to play a leading-role in seminars. By the end of this module, students should be able to reach beyond Level B1 and work towards B2 on the CEFR and will be able to take part fluently in discussions and debates and present research papers in their specialist area and most general topics.

Module Fair and Registration

If you are a continuing student and you missed the pre-registration in May, or if you have not registered for the module yet, please attend our Module Fair, 1:00pm to 3:00pm on Thursday 21st September in Basil Reckitt Lecture Theatre, Ferens Building.

If you are not a student in the University of Hull, please contact our Faculty Office and obtain an application form.

Contact Us

For registration:

Student Hub Office – Faculty of Arts, Cultures and Education

+44 (0) 1482 465900         FACE-HUB@hull.ac.uk

For more detailed information:

Ms Tomoko Miyairi – School of Histories, Languages and Cultures

+44 (0) 1482 466174      T.Miyairi@hull.ac.uk

 

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