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Languages for Musicians

French for Musicians

French for Musicians

**The situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to change and government advice continues to develop. Updates on LSP courses running in Term 2  will be given in due course on this page.**

French for Musicians fees 2020/21 

£130 University of York students

£155 University of York staff/public 

Prerequisites

The course is aimed at students who would like to develop and/or expand their French language skills in this specialist area.

Duration

This course runs in Term 2 only.

Aims 

The aim of this course is to enable students to develop language skills in French with an emphasis on music-related terminology. The focus will be on pronunciation, intonation, listening and reading skills; some work will be done to gain or improve grammar and writing skills in the target language. Musical texts and audio-visual material will be used as a source for simple language exercises, reading and speaking activities and glossaries.

Objectives 

By the end of the course students should have acquired:

  • an ability to understand and convey accurate spoken French (appropriate to level) and become familiar with linguistic structures typically found in a musical context;
  • an understanding at introductory level of French phonetics 
  • an ability to understand the general meaning of short musical texts;
  • a familiarity with basic musical terminology in French and an ability to translate short extracts from libretti, songs and simple passages related to music history and theory;
  • an ability to produce one-paragraph texts with music-related information by using elementary functions.

Teaching method

Teaching will be by two-hour weekly seminars, supplemented by self-access work on multimedia materials, including extensive use of VLE. In line with its specialist aims, the main emphasis of the course is on the development of music-related language skills, including appropriate diction and phonetics. All extracts will be studied in the original and will be supplied by the tutor. In addition, students will be recommended a set of key grammar texts to support their learning.

Evaluation and certification

The course is non-assessed but students will receive an LFA certificate of completion upon submission of the required portfolio at the end of the course. This portfolio, of a formative nature, will include an oral presentation/performance and a piece of translated work. Its purpose is not to provide a summative assessment of students’ performance but to provide the basis for relevant tutor’s feedback and feedforward. Similarly, students will receive regular comments on their homework which will include reading, writing and pronunciation exercises appropriate for the level. These tasks will focus both on ordinary language structures and lexicon and on musical terminology and music-related contexts.

German for Musicians

German for Musicians

**The situation around the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak continues to change and government advice continues to develop. Updates on LSP courses running in Term 2  will be given in due course on this page.**

German for Musicians fees 2020/21 

£130 University of York students

£155 University of York staff/public 

Prerequisites  

The course is aimed at students who would like to develop and/or expand their German language skills in this specialist area.

Duration

This course runs in Term 2 only.

Aims 

The aim of this course is to enable students to develop language skills in German with an emphasis on music-related terminology. The focus will be on pronunciation, intonation, listening and reading skills; some work will be done to gain or improve grammar and writing skills in the target language. Musical texts and audio-visual material will be used as a source for simple language exercises, reading and speaking activities and glossaries.

Objectives 

By the end of the course students should have acquired:

  • an ability to understand and convey accurate spoken German (appropriate to level) and become familiar with linguistic structures typically found in a musical context;
  • an understanding at introductory level of German phonetics 
  • an ability to understand the general meaning of short musical texts;
  • a familiarity with basic musical terminology in German and an ability to translate short extracts from libretti, songs and simple passages related to music history and theory;
  • an ability to produce one-paragraph texts with music-related information by using elementary functions.

Teaching method

Teaching will be by two-hour weekly seminars, supplemented by self-access work on multimedia materials, including extensive use of VLE. In line with its specialist aims, the main emphasis of the course is on the development of music-related language skills, including appropriate diction and phonetics. All extracts will be studied in the original and will be supplied by the tutor. In addition, students will be recommended a set of key grammar texts to support their learning.

Evaluation and certification 

The course is non-assessed but students will receive an LFA certificate of completion upon submission of the required portfolio at the end of the course. This portfolio, of a formative nature, will include an oral presentation/performance and a piece of translated work. Its purpose is not to provide a summative assessment of students’ performance but to provide the basis for relevant tutor’s feedback and feedforward. Similarly, students will receive regular comments on their homework which will include reading, writing and pronunciation exercises appropriate for the level. These tasks will focus both on ordinary language structures and lexicon and on musical terminology and music-related contexts.

Italian for Musicians

Italian for Musicians

**This course will begin in week 3 of Term 1 (w/c Monday 12 October)**

Italian for Musicians fees 2020/21 

£130 University of York students

£155 University of York staff/public 

Prerequisites  

The course is aimed at music learners, musicologists and music enthusiasts with little or no prior knowledge of Italian.  

Duration and mode of delivery

8 weeks; groups of up to 20 participants

This course runs in Term 1 only.

At the point of registration, you will be able to choose between two modes of delivery: 

1) mixed delivery mode, consisting of one-hour weekly face to face seminar plus one hour of guided asynchronous activities relying  on multimedia materials, including extensive use of the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE);

2) online only mode, consisting of one-hour weekly online live seminar plus one hour of guided asynchronous activities relying  on multimedia materials, including extensive use of VLE.

**Places in the online only  groups are limited in numbers and will be assigned on a first come first served basis. Priority will be given to shielded students.** 

Aims 

The aim of this course is to enable students to develop language skills in Italian with an emphasis on music-related terminology. The focus will be on pronunciation, intonation, listening and reading skills; some work will be done to gain basic grammar knowledge and writing skills in the target language. Musical texts and audio-visual material will be used as a source for simple language exercises, reading and speaking activities and glossaries.

Objectives 

By the end of the course students should have acquired:

  • an ability to understand and convey basic spoken Italian with the appropriate diction through knowledge and usage of familiar and memorized linguistic structures typically found in a musical context;
  • an understanding at introductory level of Italian phonetics
  • an ability to understand the general meaning of short musical texts;
  • a familiarity with basic musical terminology in Italian and an ability to translate short extracts from libretti, songs and simple passages related to music history and theory;
  • an ability to produce one-paragraph texts with music-related information by using elementary functions.

Teaching method

In line with its specialist aims, the main emphasis of the course is on the development of music-related language skills, including appropriate diction and phonetics. All extracts will be studied in the original and will be supplied by the tutor. In addition, students will be recommended a set of key grammar texts to support their learning.

Evaluation and certification

The course is non-assessed but students will receive an LFA certificate of completion upon submission of the required portfolio at the end of the course. This portfolio will include an oral presentation/performance and a piece of translated work. Students will receive regular feedback on their homework, which will include reading, writing and pronunciation exercises appropriate for the level. All tasks will focus on ordinary language structures and lexicon as well as musical terminology and music-related contexts.