Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Language Coaching 3621/3029/2324/1/66
Study guide

Language Coaching 3

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Music, programme stage 3
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice within Instrumental / Vocal Studies
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Co-ordinator: Anthonis Luc
Other teaching staff: Avantario Sabrina, Cambier Anne, Seeger Kai-Rouven, Vervoort Valerie
Languages: Dutch
Scheduled for: Academic year
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Possible deadlines for learning account: 31.10.2023 ()
Re-sit exam: is possible.
Possibility of deliberation: You have to pass this course unit (will never be deliberated).
Total study time: 90,00 hours


previously registered for Language Coaching 2.

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).
2.2 The student makes progress through independent study.
The student can independently learn and perform vocal music texts.
2.3 The student reads, analyses, writes and interprets music.
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
Develop expression in pronunciation
Poems, vocal music texts
Building up a repertoire

Italian and German are dealt with every year.
French and English alternately every two years

Study material (text): Mandatory

Specific repertoire or student repertoire.

Educational organisation (list)

Learning Activities
Artistic praxis30,00 hours
Work time outside of contact hours60,00 hours

Evaluation (list)

Evaluation(s) for first exam chance
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic skills assessment during the examination series40,00
Eerste examenperiodeArtistic skills assessment permanently during class weeks (Permanent evaluation)60,00
Evaluation(s) for re-sit exam
2nd examination periodArtistic skills assessment during the examination series100,00