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Applies to all modern foreign language modules.

The main piece of coursework is the Project (worth 20-30% depending on level), which also forms the basis of the Oral Examination (especially for level 3 and above) for all courses except Translation Skills and Art Historians. 

Examples will be discussed in class.  You will complete various tasks related to this throughout the year.

CLIE language tutors will assist you with Project planning in class; this will help you focus and make sure you are on the right track.

Writing your Project

There are four stages to writing your Project:

1. Topic and title: Discuss and agree the topic and title or question you intend to write your Project on with your CLIE language tutor by Friday 14 December 2018.

2. Proposal: Present a statement of the subject of your Project and the reasons you have chosen this topic (plus indicate the sources you intend to use) in class in the first week of Term 2.  Following discussion and feedback, you should complete the CLIE Language Modules Project Proposal Form and submit this to your CLIE language tutor (in class or by email - as directed by your CLIE language tutor) no later than Friday 18 January 2019

Language of the written proposal:

  • Levels 1-3: English.
  • Levels 4-7: Target language.

You must use the CLIE Language Modules Project Proposal Form to submit your proposal.

Should you need to amend your Proposal following feedback you should complete a new form, explaining the reasons for the change, and submit it to your tutor.

3. Draft: Submit a draft of the first part of your Project (approximately 40% of the UPPER word limit for your level).  This will allow your CLIE language tutor to give feedback on structure and content, and also alert you to any main grammatical issues. 

Your draft should be submitted to your CLIE language tutor IN YOUR CLASS in the week BEFORE Reading Week 2 (i.e. 04-08 February 2019). 

Your draft will be returned to you, with feedback, IN YOUR CLASS in the week AFTER Reading Week 2 (i.e. 18-22 February 2019). 

If you are taking a 30-credit module please discuss with your CLIE language tutor(s) which class this should be done in. 

You must use the CLIE Language Modules Project Draft Form to submit your draft. 

4. Submission and completion: Submit an electronic copy of your Project to Turnitin® PLUS a hard copy** to the Language Modules Office by Monday 18 March 2019 at 14:00. 

Your submission to the office must contain your finished Project, your highlighted hard copies of your three main sources, plus your Project Proposal Form and Project Draft Form that you received back from your CLIE language tutor.

The proposal and draft of the first part of your Project are an integral/essential part in the development of your Project, and are required in order to gain full points.  

You will receive feedback on your Project after Easter in the first week of Term 3.

Layout and format of your Project

Typed with double-spacing between lines except for the following languages and levels:

Arabic: Levels 1-3 handwritten (scanned for Turnitin®); levels 4-5 the draft should be handwritten, the final submission should be typed.

Japanese: Levels 1-6 handwritten (scanned for Turnitin®); level 7 typed.

Mandarin: Levels 1-5 the hard copy should be handwritten and the copy for Turnitin® typed, levels 6-7 typed.

Folders can be used but single pages should NOT be put in individual pockets/sleeves.

Your completed Proposal Form and Draft Form must be attached to the back of your Project.

You are responsible for keeping a copy of your Project for your own reference as once submitted Projects will not be returned.

Submission of your Project

Projects will only be accepted with the CLIE Project cover sheet, which must be completed with your Project's word count and be signed.  Your personal cover sheet can be obtained from your CLIE language tutor in late February 2019.

Submission deadline: Monday 18 March 2019 by 14:00

a. Electronic copy

An electronic copy of your Project (excluding sources, Proposal and Draft) must be submitted to Turnitin® via your CLIE module on Moodle by the deadline.

b. Physical copy

A hard copy of your Project must also be submitted to the Language Modules Office***. It must contain your Project itself, your highlighted copies of the three main sources, plus your Project Proposal Form and Project Draft Form that you received back from your CLIE language tutor. 

Where to hand in: 

  • UCL CLIE room 111

Submission dates and times: 

  • Wednesday 13 March - Friday 15 March 2019 10:00-17:00
  • Monday 18 March 2019 10:00-14:00

Plagiarism 

Your Project must be your own work and you must read and follow UCL Plagiarism Guidelines

All plagiarism will be penalised. Any cases of suspected plagiarism will be challenged - those students will have to complete a task under supervised conditions and/or points will be deducted and could result in zero points for this piece of coursework and the matter referred to the Registrar. A variety of methods are used to detect plagiarism, including the use of the Turnitin® detection system. 

You must NOT duplicate topics you have used for GCSE or any other courses. You may refer to some of the research you have undertaken previously so long as the majority of the sources and bibliography for your Project are up-to-date and there is justification for referencing this older material. 

You must NOT get help from friends, use translation services or copy sources verbatim. You may discuss your Project with a native speaker but you CANNOT show them any of your written work. 

Using a computer spellchecker is acceptable as the correct option still needs to be selected. However using a computer to translate from English into the target language is NOT acceptable: 

  • For your sources - if the source was originally in English then you will get zero points for it; 
  • For your Writing element - which constitutes plagiarism. 

Specific information for each level

Level 1

Project description 

Your Project should be related to some aspect of the country (or one of the countries) whose language you are learning (e.g. a city, a personality or cultural habits). You are recommended to relate this to your personal experience. Your topic should be mainly descriptive. Formats can be, for example: a diary, a guide, a letter, a dialogue. 

You should make use of and refer to the documents you submit. 

Your Project MUST include: 

  • A bibliography of ALL relevant sources you have read and used (including FULL internet addresses); 
  • Highlighted hard copies of your THREE (3) main sources used (originals or copies). 

Reading Element 

You need to read some target language source documents to gather information on your chosen topic, evidence of which must form part of your Project. 

Amount of material to be read and submitted: THREE (3) text-based documents, TOTAL 500-700 WORDS (Arabic: 300-500 words; Japanese: 1000-1400 characters; Mandarin: 400-600 characters) 

A variety of sources must be used. 

The relevant sections of these documents MUST be marked (either by highlighting or underlining). 

You can obviously read more than this but only this amount should be submitted. For long texts either include ONLY the relevant sections or CROSS THROUGH the other sections. 

Writing Element 

Your Project must be written IN THE TARGET LANGUAGE. A table of contents should be included. 

Number of words required: 250-400 WORDS (Arabic: 200-300 words; Japanese: 800-1200 characters, 2-3 mai genkou-youshi; Mandarin: 250-300 characters) 

Your word count should include the main text and any tables, diagrams and illustrations together with their captions, plus footnotes and endnotes, but not the table of contents, bibliography or appendices. 

Quotations: Quotes should NOT be included in your word count. 

There should not be excessive quoting. 

Marking criteria (specific)

For general information see the Marking criteria (general)

Undergraduate deliveries

Reading Points (out of 20):

  • Selection of material (documents should be from a variety of sources) - 5 points;
  • Evaluation (how the documents are evaluated and used/integrated in the Project) - 15 points.

Writing Points (out of 80):

  • Organisation, style and register - 10 points;
  • Content - 20 points;
  • Vocabulary - 10 points;
  • Grammar - 30 points;
  • Spelling and punctuation - 10 points.

Undergraduate (Masters Year) and postgraduate deliveries

Reading Points (out of 35):

  • Selection of material (documents should be from a variety of sources) - 15 points;
  • Evaluation (how the documents are evaluated and used/integrated in the Project) - 20 points.

Writing Points (out of 65):

  • Organisation, style and register - 10 points;
  • Content - 15 points;
  • Vocabulary - 10 points;
  • Grammar - 25 points;
  • Spelling and punctuation - 5 points.
Level 2

Level 2

Project description 

Your Project should be related to some aspect of the country (or one of the countries) whose language you are learning. You are recommended to relate this to your personal experience. Your topic should be mainly descriptive. Formats can be, for example: a diary, a guide, a letter, an interview. 

You should make use of and refer to the documents you submit. 

Your Project MUST include: 

  • A bibliography of ALL relevant sources you have read and used (including FULL internet addresses); 
  • Highlighted hard copies of your THREE (3) main sources used (originals or copies). 

Reading Element 

You need to read some target language source documents to gather information on your chosen topic, evidence of which must form part of your Project. 

Amount of material to be read and submitted: THREE (3) text-based documents, TOTAL 700-1000 WORDS (Arabic: 500-800 words; Japanese: 1200-1600 characters; Mandarin: 600-800 characters) 

A variety of sources must be used. 

The relevant sections of these documents MUST be marked (either by highlighting or underlining). 

You can obviously read more than this but only this amount should be submitted. For long texts either include ONLY the relevant sections or CROSS THROUGH the other sections. 

Writing Element 

Your Project must be written IN THE TARGET LANGUAGE. A table of contents should be included. 

Number of words required: 450-600 WORDS (Arabic: 450-600 words; Japanese: 1000-1400 characters, 2.5-3.5 mai genkou-youshi; Mandarin: 400-500 characters) 

Your word count should include the main text and any tables, diagrams and illustrations together with their captions, plus footnotes and endnotes, but not the table of contents, bibliography or appendices. 

Quotations: Quotes should NOT be included in your word count. 

There should not be excessive quoting. 

Marking criteria (specific)

For general information see the Marking criteria (general)

Undergraduate deliveries

Reading Points (out of 20):

  • Selection of material (documents should be from a variety of sources) - 5 points;
  • Evaluation (how the documents are evaluated and used/integrated in the Project) - 15 points.

Writing Points (out of 80):

  • Organisation, style and register - 10 points;
  • Content - 20 points;
  • Vocabulary - 10 points;
  • Grammar - 30 points;
  • Spelling and punctuation - 10 points.

Undergraduate (Masters Year) and postgraduate deliveries

Reading Points (out of 35):

  • Selection of material (documents should be from a variety of sources) - 15 points;
  • Evaluation (how the documents are evaluated and used/integrated in the Project) - 20 points.

Writing Points (out of 65):

  • Organisation, style and register - 10 points;
  • Content - 15 points;
  • Vocabulary - 10 points;
  • Grammar - 25 points;
  • Spelling and punctuation - 5 points.
Level 3, Level 3: Academic Purposes - Introduction

Level 3, Level 3: Academic Purposes - Introduction

Project description 

Level 3

Your Project should be related to aspects of the country (or one of the countries) whose language you are learning. You should describe and explain an issue or event of your choice and give your informed opinion on it. You are recommended to relate this to your personal experience. 

Level 3: Academic Purposes - Introduction

Your Project should be related to aspects of the country (or one of the countries) whose language you are learning. You should describe and explain an academic-related issue or event of your choice and give your informed opinion on it. You are recommended to relate this to your personal experience. 


You should make use of and refer to the documents you submit. 

Your Project MUST include: 

  • A bibliography of ALL relevant sources you have read and used (including FULL internet addresses); 
  • Highlighted hard copies of your THREE (3) main sources used (originals or copies). 

Reading Element 

You need to read some target language source documents to gather information on your chosen topic, evidence of which must form part of your Project. 

Amount of material to be read and submitted: THREE (3) text-based documents, TOTAL 1200-1500 WORDS (Arabic: 900-1200 words; Japanese: 1400-1800 characters; Mandarin: 1000-1200 characters) 

A variety of sources must be used. 

The relevant sections of these documents MUST be marked (either by highlighting or underlining). 

You can obviously read more than this but only this amount should be submitted. For long texts either include ONLY the relevant sections or CROSS THROUGH the other sections. 

Writing Element 

Your Project must be written IN THE TARGET LANGUAGE. A table of contents should be included. 

Number of words required: 700-800 WORDS (Arabic: 700-800 words; Japanese: 1200-1600 characters, 3-4 mai genkou-youshi; Mandarin: 600-700 characters) 

Your word count should include the main text and any tables, diagrams and illustrations together with their captions, plus footnotes and endnotes, but not the table of contents, bibliography or appendices. 

Quotations: Quotes should NOT be included in your word count. 

There should not be excessive quoting. 

Marking criteria (specific)

For general information see the Marking criteria (general)

Undergraduate deliveries

Reading Points (out of 25):

  • Selection of material (documents should be from a variety of sources) - 10 points;
  • Evaluation (how the documents are evaluated and used/integrated in the Project) - 15 points.

Writing Points (out of 75):

  • Organisation - 10 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 5 points);
  • Style and register - 10 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 5 points);
  • Content - 18 points;
  • Vocabulary - 15 points;
  • Grammar, including spelling and punctuation - 22 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 32 points).

Undergraduate (Masters Year) and postgraduate modules

Reading Points (out of 40):

  • Selection of material (documents should be from a variety of sources) - 15 points;
  • Evaluation (how the documents are evaluated and used/integrated in the Project) - 25 points.

Writing Points (out of 60):

  • Organisation - 10 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 5 points);
  • Style and register - 10 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 5 points);
  • Content - 16 points;
  • Vocabulary - 10 points;
  • Grammar, including spelling and punctuation - 14 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 24 points).
Level 4

Level 4

Project description 

Your Project should be related to aspects of the country (or one of the countries) whose language you are learning. It can be on an issue of your choice; however it should be on a topic that is controversial and/or open to debate. We recommend that you phrase the subtitle of your Project as a question in order to stimulate argumentation and help keep the Project focused. Your Project should review the documents that you have read and discuss the important and controversial (or debatable) aspects of this topic. 

You should make use of and refer to the documents you submit. 

Your Project MUST include: 

  • A bibliography of ALL relevant sources you have read and used (including FULL internet addresses); 
  • Highlighted hard copies of your THREE (3) main sources used (originals or copies). 

Reading Element 

You need to read some target language source documents to gather information on your chosen topic, evidence of which must form part of your Project. 

Amount of material to be read and submitted: THREE (3) text-based documents (Arabic: 1200-1500 words; Mandarin: 1200-1500 characters) 

A variety of sources must be used. 

The relevant sections of these documents MUST be marked (either by highlighting or underlining). 

You can obviously read more than this but only this amount should be submitted. For long texts either include ONLY the relevant sections or CROSS THROUGH the other sections. 

Writing Element 

Your Project must be written IN THE TARGET LANGUAGE. A table of contents should be included. 

Number of words required: 900-1100 WORDS (Arabic: 900-1100 words; Japanese: 1400-1800 characters, 3.5-4.5 mai genkou-youshi; Mandarin: 800-900 characters) 

Your word count should include the main text and any tables, diagrams and illustrations together with their captions, plus footnotes and endnotes, but not the table of contents, bibliography or appendices. 

Quotations: 

  • Short quotes SHOULD be included in your word count.
  • Extended quotations (of more than two lines) should be indented in the text and should NOT be included in the word count. 

There should not be excessive quoting. 

Marking criteria (specific)

For general information see the Marking criteria (general)

Undergraduate deliveries

Reading Points (out of 25):

  • Selection of material (documents should be from a variety of sources) - 10 points;
  • Evaluation (how the documents are evaluated and used/integrated in the Project) - 15 points.

Writing Points (out of 75):

  • Organisation - 10 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 5 points);
  • Style and register - 10 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 5 points);
  • Content - 18 points;
  • Vocabulary - 15 points;
  • Grammar, including spelling and punctuation - 22 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 32 points).

Undergraduate (Masters Year) and postgraduate deliveries

Reading Points (out of 40):

  • Selection of material (documents should be from a variety of sources) - 15 points;
  • Evaluation (how the documents are evaluated and used/integrated in the Project) - 25 points.

Writing Points (out of 60):

  • Organisation - 10 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 5 points);
  • Style and register - 10 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 5 points);
  • Content - 16 points;
  • Vocabulary - 10 points;
  • Grammar, including spelling and punctuation - 14 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 24 points).
Level 5: Business and Current Affairs

Level 5: Business and Current Affairs

Project description 

Your Project should be related to aspects of business and/or current affairs of the country (or one of the countries) whose language you are learning. It can be on an issue of your choice; however it should be on a topic that is controversial and/or open to debate. We recommend that you phrase the subtitle of your Project as a question in order to stimulate argumentation and help keep the Project focused. Your Project should review the documents that you have read and discuss the important and controversial (or debatable) aspects of this topic. 

You should make use of and refer to the documents you submit. 

Your Project MUST include: 

  • A bibliography of ALL relevant sources you have read and used (including FULL internet addresses); 
  • Highlighted copies of your THREE (3) main sources used (originals or copies). 

Reading Element 

You need to read some target language source documents to gather information on your chosen topic, evidence of which must form part of your Project. 

Amount of material to be read and submitted: THREE (3) text-based documents (Arabic: 1500-1800 words; Mandarin: 1500-1800 characters) 

A variety of sources must be used. 

The relevant sections of these documents MUST be marked (either by highlighting or underlining). 

You can obviously read more than this but only this amount should be submitted. For long texts either include ONLY the relevant sections or CROSS THROUGH the other sections. 

Writing Element 

Your Project must be written IN THE TARGET LANGUAGE. A table of contents should be included. 

Number of words required: 1100-1300 WORDS (Arabic: 1100-1300 words; Japanese: 1600-2000 characters, 4-5 mai genkou-youshi; Mandarin: 1000-1200 characters) 

Your word count should include the main text and any tables, diagrams and illustrations together with their captions, plus footnotes and endnotes, but not the table of contents, bibliography or appendices. 

Quotations: 

  • Short quotes SHOULD be included in your word count.
  • Extended quotations (of more than two lines) should be indented in the text and should NOT be included in the word count. 

There should not be excessive quoting. 

Marking criteria (specific)

For general information see the Marking criteria (general)

Undergraduate deliveries

Reading Points (out of 25):

  • Selection of material (documents should be from a variety of sources) - 10 points;
  • Evaluation (how the documents are evaluated and used/integrated in the Project) - 15 points.

Writing Points (out of 75):

  • Organisation - 10 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 5 points);
  • Style and register - 10 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 5 points);
  • Content - 18 points;
  • Vocabulary - 15 points;
  • Grammar, including spelling and punctuation - 22 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 32 points).

Undergraduate (Masters Year) and postgraduate deliveries

Reading Points (out of 40):

  • Selection of material (documents should be from a variety of sources) - 15 points;
  • Evaluation (how the documents are evaluated and used/integrated in the Project) - 25 points.

Writing Points (out of 60):

  • Organisation - 10 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 5 points);
  • Style and register - 10 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 5 points);
  • Content - 16 points;
  • Vocabulary - 10 points;
  • Grammar, including spelling and punctuation - 14 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 24 points).
Level 6: Current Affairs and Culture

Level 6: Current Affairs and Culture

Project description 

Your Project should be related to aspects of business and/or current affairs and/or social, historical and political culture of the country (or one of the countries) whose language you are learning. It can be on an issue of your choice; however it should be on a topic that is controversial and/or open to debate. We recommend that you phrase the subtitle of your Project as a question in order to stimulate argumentation and help keep the Project focused. Your Project should review the documents that you have read and discuss 

You should make use of and refer to the documents you submit. 

Your Project MUST include: 

  • A bibliography of ALL relevant sources you have read and used (including FULL internet addresses); 
  • Highlighted hard copies of your THREE (3) main sources used (originals or copies). 

Reading Element 

You need to read some target language source documents to gather information on your chosen topic, evidence of which must form part of your Project. 

Amount of material to be read and submitted: THREE (3) text-based documents (Mandarin: 1800-2100 characters) 

A variety of sources must be used. 

The relevant sections of these documents MUST be marked (either by highlighting or underlining). 

You can obviously read more than this but only this amount should be submitted. For long texts either include ONLY the relevant sections or CROSS THROUGH the other sections. 

Writing Element 

Your Project must be written IN THE TARGET LANGUAGE. A table of contents should be included. 

Number of words required: 1300-1500 WORDS (Japanese: 2000-2400 characters, 5-6 mai genkou-youshi; Mandarin: 1300-1500 characters) 

Your word count should include the main text and any tables, diagrams and illustrations together with their captions, plus footnotes and endnotes, but not the table of contents, bibliography or appendices. 

Quotations: 

  • Short quotes SHOULD be included in your word count.
  • Extended quotations (of more than two lines) should be indented in the text and should NOT be included in the word count. 

There should not be excessive quoting. 

Marking criteria (specific)

For general information see the Marking criteria (general)

Undergraduate deliveries

Reading Points (out of 25):

  • Selection of material (documents should be from a variety of sources) - 10 points;
  • Evaluation (how the documents are evaluated and used/integrated in the Project) - 15 points.

Writing Points (out of 75):

  • Organisation - 10 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 5 points);
  • Style and register - 10 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 5 points);
  • Content - 18 points;
  • Vocabulary - 15 points;
  • Grammar, including spelling and punctuation - 22 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 32 points).

Undergraduate (Masters Year) and postgraduate deliveries

Reading Points (out of 40):

  • Selection of material (documents should be from a variety of sources) - 15 points;
  • Evaluation (how the documents are evaluated and used/integrated in the Project) - 25 points.

Writing Points (out of 60):

  • Organisation - 10 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 5 points);
  • Style and register - 10 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 5 points);
  • Content - 16 points;
  • Vocabulary - 10 points;
  • Grammar, including spelling and punctuation - 14 points (Arabic, Japanese, Mandarin: 24 points).
Level 7 (Professional Purposes, Academic Purposes, Professional and Academic Purposes)

Level 7 (Professional Purposes, Academic Purposes, Professional and Academic Purposes)

Project description 

Your Project should be related to aspects of the professional/academic use of the language you are learning (for example in the area of your main degree subject or intended career). It can be on an issue of your choice; however it should be on a topic that is controversial and/or open to debate. We recommend that you phrase the subtitle of your Project as a question in order to stimulate argumentation and help keep the Project focused. Your Project should review the documents that you have read and discuss the important and controversial (or debatable) aspects of this topic. 

You should make use of and refer to the documents you submit. 

Your Project MUST include: 

  • A bibliography of ALL relevant sources you have read and used (including FULL internet addresses); 
  • Highlighted hard copies of your THREE (3) main sources used (originals or copies). 

Reading/Listening Element 

You need to research your chosen topic through reading some target language source documents, listening to tv/radio programmes or through structured discussions. You are encouraged to gain additional information through interviews and/or questionnaires with native speakers. Evidence of these must form part of your Project. Notes and transcripts will be considered as suitable sources. 

Number of pieces of material to be submitted: THREE (3) sources of different formats/types (Mandarin: 2100-2500 characters) 

The relevant sections of these documents MUST be marked (either by highlighting or underlining). 

You can obviously read/listen to more than this but only this amount should be submitted. For long texts either include ONLY the relevant sections or CROSS THROUGH the other sections. 

Writing Element 

Your Project must be written IN THE TARGET LANGUAGE. A table of contents should be included. 

Number of words required: 2000-2500 WORDS (Japanese: 2400-2800 characters, 6-7 mai genkou-youshi; Mandarin: 2000-2500 characters) 

Your word count should include the main text and any tables, diagrams and illustrations together with their captions, plus footnotes and endnotes, but not the table of contents, bibliography or appendices. 

Quotations: 

  • Short quotes SHOULD be included in your word count. 
  • Extended quotations (of more than two lines) should be indented in the text and should NOT be included in the word count. 

There should not be excessive quoting. 

Marking criteria (specific) 

For general information see the Marking criteria (general)

Undergraduate deliveries

Reading/Listening Points (out of 25):

  • Selection of material (material should be from a variety of sources) - 10 points;
  • Evaluation (how the material is evaluated and used/integrated in the Project) - 15 points.

Writing Points (out of 75):

  • Organisation - 15 points;
  • Style and register - 11 points;
  • Content - 12 points;
  • Vocabulary - 15 points;
  • Grammar, including spelling and punctuation - 22 points.

Undergraduate (Masters Year) and postgraduate deliveries

Reading/Listening Points (out of 40):

  • Selection of material (material should be from a variety of sources) - 15 points;
  • Evaluation (how the material is evaluated and used/integrated in the Project) - 25 points.

Writing Points (out of 60):

  • Organisation - 10 points;
  • Style and register - 8 points;
  • Content - 15 points;
  • Vocabulary - 12 points;
  • Grammar, including spelling and punctuation - 15 points.
Level 7 (Translation Skills)

Level 7 (Translation Skills)

Project description

Your project will consist of the translation into the target language (TL) of one to three English source texts (STs) totaling 1450-1500 words and a set of ten annotations on the translation (650-700 words).  Through these annotations you should comment on specific translation problems you encountered and how you dealt with them, thus demonstrating your understanding of the translation process and your ability to use relevant translation strategies.  In the first of these annotations, you are required to describe briefly the genre, audience and purpose of the ST (GAP analysis) and explain how these three aspects have informed your translation choices.  You are free to choose the ST(s) - they could be related to your main degree subject or to a subject you are particularly interested in - but they must be submitted to your CLIE language tutor for approval by Friday 11 January 2019.  Your tutor's approval of the ST(s) will depend on the level of difficulty and on whether a translation of the text(s) is already available.  Where more than one ST is chosen, they must be on different aspects of the same topic.

Number of words required: 1450-1500 WORDS (source text, NOT your translation) + 650-700 WORDS (annotations)

Your Project MUST include:

  • The source text(s) (STs) including word count;
  • Your translation of the source text(s) (STs) including word count;
  • The annotations;
  • A list of relevant references as applicable.

Marking criteria (specific)

For general information see the Marking criteria (general)

Undergraduate, undergraduate (Masters Year) and postgraduate deliveries

Translation points (out of 70):

  • Comprehension, message transfer, readability and cohesion - 30 points;
  • Range and accuracy of grammar and lexis - 30 points;
  • Technical aspects - 10 points.

Annotations points (out of 30):

  • Relevance - 8 points;
  • Accuracy and clarity - 10 points;
  • Range and completeness - 10 points.

 

Level 2: Art Historians

Level 2: Art Historians

Project description

Your Project should describe, summarise and explain the main ideas from several target language art-related texts offering different perspectives on your chosen topic and the issue(s) you address.  These texts can be comparative or related.  We recommend that you phrase the subtitle of your Project as a question in order to stimulate argumentation and help keep the Project focused.  Your Project should review and refer to the documents that you have read and discuss the issues.  You need to demonstrate a deep understanding of your chosen texts.  

Your Project MUST include:

  • A bibliography of ALL relevant sources you have read and used (including FULL internet addresses);
  • Highlighted hard copies of your THREE (3) main sources used (originals or copies).  

Reading Element

You need to read some target language source documents to gather information on your chosen topic, evidence of which must form part of your Project.

Amount of material to be read and submitted: APPROXIMATELY 2500 WORDS

Number of pieces of material to be submitted: THREE (3) text-based documents

The relevant sections of these documents MUST be marked (either by highlighting or underlining).

You can obviously read more than this but only this amount should be submitted.  For long texts either include ONLY the relevant sections or CROSS THROUGH the other sections.

Writing Element

Your Project must be written IN ENGLISH.  A table of contents should be included.

Number of words required: 1400-1600 WORDS

Your word count should include the main text and any tables, diagrams and illustrations together with their captions, plus footnotes and endnotes, but not the table of contents, bibliography or appendices.

Quotations:

  • Short quotes SHOULD be included in your word count.
  • Extended quotations (of more than two lines) should be indented in the text and should NOT be included in the word count.

There should not be excessive quoting.

Marking criteria (specific)

For general information see the Marking criteria (general)

Reading Points (out of 50):

  • Selection of material (documents should be from a variety of sources) - 20 points;
  • Evaluation (how the documents are evaluated and used/integrated in the Project) - 30 points.

Writing Points (out of 50):

  • Organisation - 15 points;
  • Content/understanding - 15 points;
  • Key ideas - 5 points;
  • Summary - 15 points.

 

Additional information specific to Art Historians

We are interested in the reading and writing process of your Project, as this process will help you to learn both the target language and art related information in the target language.

Additional information 

We expect language appropriate to your level. We are interested in the reading and writing process of your Project, as this process will help you to learn both language and information about countries where the language is spoken. 

If sources are not submitted with your Project you will get zero points for Reading. 

The research you do for your Project will help you in your Oral Examination*. 


* The Oral Examination does not apply to Translation Skills and Art Historians.

** Unless you have been notified in writing by the CLIE that you only need to submit an electronic copy.

*** Ibid.