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Panjabi at Guru Nanak Sikh Academy

Course description

Aims: * To develop the ability to understand and use Panjabi effectively for the purposes of practical communication. * To develop the ability to use and understand Pnajabi both imaginatively and creatively. * To develop an understanding e.g. grammar of Panjabi * To develop an awareness of the nature of language and language learning. * To offer insights into the culture and civilisation of Panjabi speaking countries and communities. * To encourage positive attitudes to foreign language learning and to speakers of foreign languages and a positive approach to foreign cultures and civilizations. * To develop student understanding of themselves and their own culture. * To form a sound base of skills which have a wide application such as information technology and analytical and creative thought. The course covers a wide range of topics which fall into four main areas: 1) My World - Self, family and friends, interests and hobbies, home and local environment, daily routines, school and future plans. 2) Holiday Time and Travel - Travel, transport and finding the way, tourism, accommodation, holiday activities and services. 3) Work and Lifestyle - Home life, healthy living, part time jobs and work experience, leisure and shopping. 4) The Young Person in Society - Character and personal relationships, the environment, education, career and future plans, social issues, choice and responsibility. Assessment Objectives. Students are expected to demonstrate ability in four skills: Listening (AT1) The candidates should be able to demonstrate the ability to understand and respond to spoken language. Speaking (AT2) The candidates should be able to demonstrate the ability to use the target language effectively to seek and provide information, to take part in a conversation, interchange and to express opinions in a range of situations within the candidate's overall experiences. Reading (AT3) Candidates should be able to demonstrate the ability to read, understand and respond to written language. Writing (AT4) Candidates would be able to demonstrate the ability to communicate in writing in Panjabi. Each attainment will carry equal weighting. Examinations Higher tier Grades A* - D Foundation tier Grades C - G

Future opportunities

You could take this course to prepare for advanced level courses such as an A/AS Level in Modern Languages and specialise in Panjabi or you may need to strengthen your grades by completing a foundation or intermediate vocational qualification. With further training, you could go into a job related to Languages such as a Teacher, Translator or you may wish to use your Panjabi to study or work over in India. You could also go straight into employment and do further training or part time study with the support of your employer.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, contact us, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or school/college careers staff.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Guru Nanak Sikh Academy directly.

Last updated date: 20 May 2014
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 2 years