Dutch communication skills for students in Physiotherapy, Sports and Physical Training

lneer2451  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

Dutch communication skills for students in Physiotherapy, Sports and Physical Training
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
2 credits
30.0 h
Q2
Teacher(s)
De Rycke Katrien (coordinator);
Language
Dutch
Prerequisites
The student should have the productive command of grammar and basic vocabulary and also the language skills of level B1- of the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" (The first degree of the intermediate level).

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
This teaching unit treats subjects about themes that are related to the study programme and the future professional needs of the student: sports and fysiotherapy.
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Reading Comprehension
At the end of this teaching unit, the student is able to:
  • read factual articles concerned with contemporary and field-related subjects and to understand them with a satisfactory level of autonomy.
Level B1+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

Listening Comprehension - Individual:
At the end of this teaching unit, the student is able to:
  • follow and to understand the main points of a presentation provided it is clearly structured and the topic is reasonably familiar and field-related,
  • understand the main points of most factual radio- and TV programs provided the topic is reasonably familiar and clearly articulated standard language is being used.
Listening Comprehension - Interactive:
At the end of this teaching unit, the student is able to:
  • understand most of what is said in an everyday conversation provided standard language is being used, the topic is familiar and without having the interlocutor adapt his language.
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 is 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 is able to:
  • take an active part in discussion in familiar contexts, accounting for and sustaining your 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 is able to:
  •  synthesise information and arguments from a number of sources
Level B1+ of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Code

At the end of this teaching unit, the student is able to:
  • use the basic vocabulary and extension of the general as well as specific (field-related) vocabulary.
  • understand and use the specific Dutch structures (passive voice, inversion, het voornaamwoordelijk bijwoord, "er, de bijzin, ').
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
The teaching unit is directed at interactive communication. The provided activities are aiming at the development of communication skills needed in the professional field, in commanding the code (general and specific vocabulary and grammar), necessary for putting these skills in practice. These activities will simulate real situations in which oral skills are required.
They will be of two types:
  1. presentation and activation of functions of language directly linked to professional life (social skills, telephonic communication, role-playing patient-therapist) 
  2. individual and interactive speaking activities. This part includes a presentation on a subject related to the medical field.
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

The UE (course) is mainly given face-to-face with e-learning support.
  • Revision of basic vocabulary and grammar.
  • Acquisition of new field-related vocabulary, concepts by means of reading exercises, oral exercises (debates, dialogues, etc.), listening exercises and vocabulary exercises.
Depending on the (health) situation, the course can be given in a hybrid or "comodal" way or we might possibly have to switch to online and distance learning.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

  • Continuous assessment (summative and formative) based on the active participation in the course, presentations, different tests.
  • Oral exam based on an article prepared by the student, an improvised dialogue and questions related to the content of the syllabus.
  • Written exam: vocabulary, listening comprehension and reading comprehension
Attendance at the course is compulsory. If the teacher deems it useful, he/she may askt the jury to prohibit students who have not regularly attended the learning activities to register for the exam (RGEE - art. 72).
If the (health) situation does not allow for permanent evaluation (e.g. we need to switch to online and distance learning), then:
--> The continuous assessment will be replaced by a portfolio.
--> The written exam will take place on a platform using remote monitoring (proctoring).Taking into account the health situation, if the possibility is however left to us to organise a face-to-face written examination, we will opt for this possibility and will organise a face-to-face written examination.
If the proctoring platform for the written examination cannot be used for any reason, the written examination will be cancelled and replaced by the oral assessment. This mark will then constitute 100% of the final mark.
--> The oral assessment will take place on TEAMS.
If the teacher has doubts about a student's performance in a written certification assessment, the teacher will question the student orally on the same subject in the days following the assessment in order to verify the student's competence.

 
Other information
  • Lessons in groups of 15-20 students
  • The teacher is available during his office-hour(s) and can be contacted by e-mail.
Online resources
http://www.moodleucl.uclouvain.be
Bibliography
  • Syllabus du cours : "LNEER2451 : Interactieve Communicatie".
  • Vidéo portant sur des sujets relatifs à la kinésithérapie, les sports et l'éducation physique.
Faculty or entity


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

Title of the programme
Sigle
Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
Bachelor in Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

Bachelor in Motor skills : General