Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen
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Language Coaching 2620/2116/2122/1/38
Study guide

Language Coaching 2

Academic year 2021-22
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 2
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice within Instrumental / Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Cilliers Jeanne Minette
Other teaching staff: Anthonis Luc, Avantario Sabrina, Cambier Anne, Seeger Kai-Rouven, Wise Andrew
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2021 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Compensated fail: You have to pass this course unit (will never be compensated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


This information is subject to possible future changes in the Corona-measures.


having passed Language Coaching 1.

Educational organisation (text)

Language coaching: Italian, French and German will be taught weekly every academic year. Each language will consist of a Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced level class. A placement exam will take place at the start of each academic year. The Beginner level will emphasize the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) as it applies to the particular language. English will be taught every other year.

For Bachelor voice students: Beginner and Intermediate levels must be completed upon graduation.

For Masters voice students: Advanced level must be completed upon graduation.

Prerequisite competencies (text)

Achievement of the learning outcomes of the previous course unit.

Learning outcomes (list)

1.1 The student masters the representative repertoire for his or her discipline.
The student can translate and place texts (poety, Lieder, opera oratorio).
2.3 The student reads, analyses, writes and interprets music.
The student can give a recital of Lieder, opera and oratorio.
2.4 The student masters the correct playing techniques and postures.
The student acquires knowledge of phonetics, the vowel triange, elementary basic rules of pronunciation in various languages, and muscle exercises for mouth position and the tongue.
4.3 The student reflects critically on him- or herself and his surroundings.
The student develops a general awareness in relation to language (language as source of inspiration, comprehension).

Course content

Read the vademecum.

Phonetic writing
(muscle) exercises
Applying pronunciation rules
Developing a critical ear
Developing expression in pronunciation
Poems, vocal music texts
Building up a repertoire

Italian and German every year
French and English alternately every two years

Study material (text): Mandatory

Specific repertoire or student repertoire.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis60,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours30,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Academic yearArtistic skills assessment100,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment100,00