1 x 90-hour field placement per semester
Admission into MLS-Master of Language Studies
Other requirements
Topic coordinator's approval required for enrolment.
Assumed knowledge
Proficiency in the target language
Topic description
This topic provides students with the opportunity to participate in either formal or informal in-country cultural and/or linguistics experiences, where their language of study is spoken. Students work with their supervisor to develop a study plan and assessment outline prior to their in-country experience, including participating in activities overseas and reflecting and critiquing their learning experience, both in writing and/or orally on their return.

Individual projects to be negotiated prior to enrolment.
Educational aims
This topic aims to:

  • prepare students to maximise the quality of their overseas cultural and linguistic experience

  • allow students to develop their language skills in an immersion environment

  • develop students' reflection on multiple cultural perspectives from both an insider and outsider's point of view

  • provide students with the opportunity to develop professional networking links
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • plan a relevant project focussed on a cultural or linguistic domain of interest

  • reflect on and explain their understanding of their overseas cultural and linguistic experience through the production of a portfolio or other relevant form of assignment

  • demonstrate enhanced language skills through oral and written assessment