Stay Abroad Portfolio

Please also consult the additional guidelines for the module.

Language of instruction

English

Prerequisites

Students need to have passed the module "Language Skills and Culture: Introduction"

Content

Students who have spent six or more weeks within one year and with max. one interruption (i.e. min. 42 days) in the same particular Anglophone region (region = usually not a whole country) compile a research-based portfolio consisting of four parts:

(1) a short account of their stay abroad, in the form of a report that goes beyond mere narrative (i.e. which includes some meta-level reflection on the experience);

(2) a brief presentation and discussion of one linguistic feature of the local variety of English, in a format that would be accessible to non-specialists;

(3) an encyclopedia-style entry about one literary text or author from the region;

(4) a short journalistic text on one key cultural and/or historical dimension of the Anglophone area in question.

Learning outcomes

Students are able to: (a) summarize research from the fields of literary studies, linguistics, and history; (b) present their findings in different text types and for different audiences.

Course(s) 

Self-studies