Artesis Plantijn Hogeschool Antwerpen
Koninklijk Conservatorium van Antwerpen
Language Coaching 4622/3084/2324/1/06
Study guide

Language Coaching 4

Academic year 2023-24
Is found in:
  • Master of Arts in Music, programme stage 4
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice (focus Podium) within Instrumental / Vocal studies
  • Master of Arts in Music
    Choice option within specialisation:
    • Voice (focus Podium) 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, English
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 3.

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 independently broadens and explores repertoire related to his or her discipline.
The student can translate and contextualise texts (poems, Lieder, opera, oratorios).
2.2 The student builds up expertise through organisation and independent study.
The student can independently learn vocal music texts in various languages and perform these.
2.4 The student has acquired the correct playing techniques and posture.
The student acquires knowledge of phonetics, the vowel triangle, elementary basic rules of pronunciation in various languages, muscle exercises for mouth positions and the tongue.
4.3 The student can present orally and in writing the results of critical (self-)reflection.
The student develops general awareness regarding the language (language as source of inspiration, clarity).

Course content

Further development of expressive pronunciation, especially in performance
Further development of a critical ear
Specialist application of knowledge of the language in order to achieve an expressive vocal music recital in accordance with the student's voice type
Development of repertoire

All students must take German and Italian
French and English are taught on an alternating basis every two years

Study material (text): Mandatory

Choral works
Texts from vocal music

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

Evaluation (text)

See the Vademecum.