Dutch communication skills for students in criminology - Intermediate level

LNEER2423  2018-2019  Louvain-la-Neuve

Dutch communication skills for students in criminology - Intermediate level
3.0 credits
30.0 h
1q

Teacher(s)
Vanelderen Marie-Paule (coordinator) ;
Language
Néerlandais
Prerequisites

This teaching unit being of intermediate level, the productive command of basic grammar and vocabulary as well as the command of the language skills as described for the teaching unit of  intermediate level (LNEER1823) or for the teaching unit of the first year of the Bachelor's degree in Law (LNEER1821) are required.

Main themes

This teaching unit focuses on interactive communication and the subjects will be field-related.

Aims

Reading Comprehension

At the end of this teaching unit the student should be able to

  • read articles and reports concerned with contemporary and field related problems in which the writers adopt particular attitudes or viewpoints.
  • understand standard field-related correspondence.

Level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Listening Comprehension - Individual

At the end of this teaching unit the student should be able to

  • understand extended speech and lectures and follow even complex lines of argument provided the topic is reasonably familiar (field-related),
  • understand most TV news and current affairs programs provided the topic is reasonably familiar (field-related).

Listening Comprehension - Interactive

At the end of this teaching unit the student should be able to

  • understand most conversations and debates bearing on field-related subjects.
  • understand most of what is said in an everyday conversation provided standard language is being used.

Level B2- of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Speaking Skills (main objective) - Individual

At the end of this teaching unit the student should be able to

  • give (after preparation) a simple and clearly developed presentation on a field-related subject and to manage the following debate.
  • explain a viewpoint on a topical issue well enough in order to be understood without difficulty.

Speaking Skills (main objective) - Interactive

At the end of this teaching unit the student should be able to

  • take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining his/her views.
  • interact with a certain degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible provided the latter adapt their language level.

Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Writing Skills

At the end of this teaching unit the student should be able to

  • write a short report, summary in order to pass on factual .information and to be able to give his/her view on the subject.

Level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Code

  • Vocabulary : consolidation of basic vocabulary (+/- 2000 words) and assimilation of specific vocabulary (+/- 500 words).
  • Grammar: consolidation of the command of specific structures of the Dutch language.

The use of vocabulary and grammar is seen from a communicative viewpoint. Nevertheless, accuracy is not neglected.

Culture

In the development of all the above-mentioned skills the course will aim at making the students aware of Dutch and Flemish cultural aspects.?????

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.

Content

This teaching unit aims at developing the written and oral communication skills of the student in his/her field of study. More precisely it involves

  • the training of interactive communication,
  • the presentation and training of communication skills (everyday socializing, telephoning, contributing to a meeting, a debate or a negotiation, writing a report, a summary,  an e-mail, presentation on a topic related to the field of study),
  • the improvement of the command of general and specific vocabulary and grammar in order to put these communication skills into practice.
Teaching methods
  • Lessons in groups of max. 20 students
  • Workload
    Classroom hours : 30 hours
    Self-study (including e-learning): 90 h

This teaching unit focuses on interactive communication. The proposed written and oral activities therefore aim at developing communication skills in that area, as well as improving the command of the language.

These activities are of two types:

  1. presentation and training of language functions (everyday socializing, telephoning, contributing to a meeting, a debate or a negotiation, writing a summary,  an e-mail,),
  2. individual and interactive speaking activities related to the field of study. This part includes a presentation on a topic related to the field of study.

These activities require a certain amount of preparation on the part of the student, who also has to improve his or her linguistic knowledge autonomously (study of vocabulary and revision of grammar points by means of e-learning on wallangues.be).

Evaluation methods
  • Continuous assessment (participation in class, writing of a summary, presentation of a field- related subject, interactive test and vocabulary test).  This assessment counts for 50% in the final assessment.
  • Oral exam based on a file of presentations given in class. This exam counts for 50% in the final assessment.
  • In September, the student will have to take the oral exam again

          

Other information

Equivalent teaching unit offered in other UCL programs : LNEER2440 (Psp 1 ba)

Online resources

http://sites.uclouvain.be/moodle/
http://www.wallangues.be/

Bibliography
  • Course notes : "Interactieve Communicatie"
    + reading map (Moodle platform)
  • Wallangues.be platform
Faculty or entity


Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Program title
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Master [120] in Criminology
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