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Residence Abroad Modern Languages University of Southampton Dr. Andrea Reiter.

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1 Residence Abroad Modern Languages University of Southampton Dr. Andrea Reiter

2 Organization

3 Termly meetings Student cases Setting up new SOCRATES links Approving exemptions from RA –native speakers who have either got work experience or spent at least 1 semester in HE in their country of origin –mature students with family commitments Convert SOCRATES marks Monitor SOCRATES visits Organise TEFL course

4 Organization Minutes of RA meetings feed into ML Undergraduate Board of Studies

5 Options Assistantship –not Contemporary Europe Degree Socrates –7 partner universities in Germany one in Austria –sometimes use other subjects links e.g. Maths and Economics Work placement

6 Preparation Regulations Meeting for 2nd Years with returning Finalists RA website Managing Learning and Research –Research skills –Language Log –H&S –Adapting to cultural difference TEFL Workshop in June

7 Looking after students while abroad Supervisors –first port of call for questions on project RA Secretary –deals with pastoral problems RA Co-ordinator –sends termly letter to all students abroad –overview of all major problems debriefing questionnaires –on return

8 Assessment Managing research (1/2 unit) –2nd semester of Year 2 Report on Language Log (1/2 unit) –submitted on return –peer assessed 5000-word Project in Target Language (1 unit 75%) Oral Presentation on Project (25%) (SOCRATES Marks) Weighting overall: 11.9%8


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