Social Studies English – competence aims


Language and language learning

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to

  • elaborate on and discuss the relationship between form, content and stylistic register in sentences in social texts
  • analyse linguistic tools in texts in dissimilar genres and assess their impact
  • assess his or her own language learning in terms of established language learning goals

Communication

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to

  • use a nuanced, well-developed vocabulary to communicate on social and political issues
  • use suitable language appropriate to the situation in a variety of oral and written genres
  • have a command of formal and informal language in a variety of contexts
  • elaborate on and discuss linguistically demanding texts with a social or political perspective
  • summarize, comment on and discuss differing viewpoints on social and political issues
  • produce texts in a variety of genres with clear content, appropriate style, good structure, and usage that is precise and accurate
  • use information based on figures and statistics as a basis for communicating on social and political issues

Culture, society and literature

The aims of the training are to enable the apprentice to

  • elaborate on and discuss how key historical events and processes have affected the development of American society and British society
  • elaborate on and discuss political issues and systems in the English-speaking world, with a special focus on Great Britain and the United States
  • elaborate on and discuss questions related to social and economic conditions in some English-speaking countries
  • analyse a regional or international conflict in which at least one English-speaking country is involved
  • elaborate on and discuss current debates in the English-speaking world
  • interpret at least one major work of fiction, one film and a selection from other English-language literature from the 1900s up to the present
  • present a major in-depth project with a topic from Social Studies English and assess the process

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