Welcome to the School of Modern Languages and Cultures (SMLC)
These pages are designed to provide you with the information you need to ensure a smooth integration into the activities of the School.
Induction (September/October arrival students)
There will be a meeting for all Visiting students based in SMLC on Tuesday 29 September 2020 at 12:00-13:00. This meeting will be held online as a live event on Microsoft Teams. An invitation to attend this event will be sent to your Warwick email account. Please set up your Warwick email address as soon as possible to ensure that you receive details about this event.
Induction (January arrival students)
You should meet your personal tutor, who will help you with essential information.
SMLC provides training and support to help you make the most of studying at the University of Warwick.
Asynchronous recordings will be available online that offer guidance on a range of study topics, and particularly on how to prepare the assignments you will need to write for your modules.
Full details of the programme can be found on SMLC’s Study Skills Moodle where you will also find further advice on studying and on writing essays.
English language support
Module registration and learning agreements
Learning agreements which have been signed over the summer are provisional, because some students needed them for their home university co-ordinators; modules have to be re-confirmed once you arrive in Warwick.
Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation we are currently unable to process paper documents please upload your Learning Agreement to be electronically signed and stamped here.
The standard workload for a full-year student at Warwick is 60 ECTS (120 Warwick credits/CATS). Inbound Visiting students should meet this expectation.
Part-year students (one-term) may do 48-60 Warwick credits (24-30 ECTS).
Part-year students (two-term January - March) may do 90-120 Warwick credits (48-60 ECTS).
Registering a module on the university system (e-vision) in Warwick is NOT the way to secure a place on the module; it is only used for confirmation (and exam information etc) after you have all your modules arranged in Warwick.
If you have to change even just one module on e-vision, you have to start inputting all modules again. So it is best to wait until the end of week 1 at the earliest.
For SMLC-based modules you will be sent a module request form by email after the welcome meeting on 29 September 2020. Please complete and return this form by email to Carol Rice in the SMLC office no later than Friday 16 October 2020.
Other departments have their own systems.
You may already have consulted the university module catalogue and made some initial provisional module choices. However, this catalogue includes many modules which are not running in 2020-21 academic year; and some new modules do not yet appear on this catalogue. This page is therefore designed to provide more up-to-date information.
You are expected to take most of your modules from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, as this is your base department. If you wish to take a module from French, German, Hispanic Studies, Italian, Language Centre or SMLC, please look at the following list of modules (which is updated regularly).
Guidance for part-year (one-term or two-term) students is on the web pages to follow; please note that the modules listed may already be full or unavailable (available modules are listed on the link above).
If you wish to take a language module, this should be taken from the Language Centre (i.e. a module code beginning LL; not FR, GE, HP, IT).
Translation modules are an exception to this: Italian-speaking students staying for the full year or for both autumn and spring term, can select either IT301 or IT401 depending on their level. Students who are at Warwick for only one term (or for Spring and Summer) should select the 15-CAT version IT338-15 or IT414-15. If you to wish to take English-Italian/Italian-English translation modules please contact Mila Milani (M.Milani@warwick.ac.uk) for more information and guidance. French-speaking visiting students wishing to take a French-English/English-French translation module should select FR117 English and French translation. Spanish-speaking visiting students can take HP209 Spanish and English translation (15 credits).
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Students who are not based in English department have to wait until week 2, and choose English modules on Monday 12th October. The list of modules here is indicative; they may not all be available.
It is useful if you indicate before your arrival if you wish to study a Linguistics module, although confirmation cannot take place before the second week of term. Students interested in second year Linguistics modules should contact Cheryl Warner (C dot Warner dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk) and provide some details of relevant training/ Linguistics modules in their home institution.
Modules in History
It is useful if you indicate before your arrival if you wish to study a History module; in order to enquire about module availability you should contact the History dept about this.
See the page for visiting students to the History department here.
Modules in other departments
If you wish to take a module (normally maximum one) from a department outside the Faculty of Arts, (e.g. Economics, PAIS, Warwick Business School, Law, IATL) you will have to contact the other department yourself to ascertain module availability.
Who to contact: