Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Polish 1 (Early Exit) POLISH1002

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

STUDENTS SHOULD NOT ENROL ON THIS COURSE. It exists as an early exit only for those who, exceptionally, do not wish to continue Polish 1 into semester 2. The Course Convener's consent must be sought in the first instance.

Timetable

Normally four hours weekly at times to be arranged.

Requirements of Entry

This is a beginners' course requiring no previous knowledge of Polish; knowledge of another foreign language is, however, an advantage.

Excluded Courses

POLISH1001

Co-requisites

None

Assessment

Written/Moodle test (50 minutes) 80%

Oral exam (10 minutes) - 20%

Main Assessment In: December

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

 

Reassessment of in-class language tests and other regular assessed exercises is not possible as this coursework is corrected and returned promptly to students. The School does not have the resources to create multiple versions of these various tests each year.

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ introduce students to the target language;

■ ensure students can understand, read, write and speak the target language at beginners level;

■ ensure students can use the target language confidently at level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages;

■ help prepare students to use the target language in everyday situations.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ read, comprehend, analyse and translate beginner-level texts of a variety of styles in the target language;

■ speak with confidence in the target language on a range of topics reflecting work done on the course, using all the basic structures, idiom, and vocabulary correctly;

■ respond with confidence to questions posed both orally and in writing, using the basic grammatical structures of the target language accurately and appropriately;

■ produce texts written in the target language that show an active command of vocabulary, grammar and idiom at beginners level reflecting the work contained in the course materials.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75 percent by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment. Students must attempt the oral exam.