Academic Reading in French, German, Italian and British Sign Language courses for Postgraduates
Part-Time Courses: October-March
French, German, Italian
Academic Reading Courses in French, German and Italian are offered from beginners to advanced levels and are especially designed to assist research students with the acquisition of reading from the very beginning of their graduate studies. These courses have been taught successfully over the last 16 years.
All courses are taught by language tutors with experience in the methodology of reading skills. Students are introduced to a number of core concepts of the language and specific aspects of reading at the respective levels, as well as selecting text material relevant to their own research for analysis.
Participants who complete a course are able to assess, read and translate original academic texts at the respective levels, as well as scan research material in order to assess its suitability.
British Sign Language
Designed to assist research students with the acquisition of British Sign Language from the very beginning of their graduate studies.
The course aims to cover very basic British Sign Language, with hands on practice in communicating with Deaf people on a selected range of topics, using both classroom time and online resources. You will also learn about the nature of the British Deaf community, its culture and language.
This course will be taught face-to-face supplemented by online practise sessions.
At the end of the course, you will be expected to:
Be able to introduce yourself in BSL.
Be able to exchange personal information in BSL about your health and where you live and work.
Be able to understand short narratives in BSL about generic topics such as the home, the family, the workplace and leisure activities.
Understand the basic linguistic features of BSL.
Understand the history and culture of the British Deaf community, and the implications of being deaf in a hearing world.
Postgraduate Research Students
UCL Postgraduate research students may apply for funding from the UCL Doctoral Skills Development Programme (UCL Doc Skills) to cover course fees. Please note that the programme will only consider funding students who, after they have registered for their degree, unexpectedly find that an Academic Reading course is essential to carry out their research.
Terms 1 and 2 (20 weeks total) - Group Work
- Minimum five participants.
- 40 hours total tuition from October 2022 to March 2023.
- 2-hours per week.
- French, German, Italian: £550 per participant for 20 weeks
- BSL: £650 per participant for 20 weeks
Monday 10 October 2022 - Friday 16 December 2022 (10 weeks, including UCL Reading Week)
Monday 09 January 2023 - Friday 24 March 2023 (10 weeks)
Further information is available from Jenny Easter or from the Doctoral Skills Development Programme website.