20 credits at level HE4
The aim of this module is to enable International students to acquire new and enhance existing language skills appropriate for the demands of undergraduate study. Teaching and learning will develop competence in a broad range of language tasks performed in a variety of contexts.
The module will equip students with linguistic skills and knowledge, as well as a set of transferable skills associated with language learning.
1. Language range and functions
Information, ideas, opinion, personal interests. Social, cultural and economic aspects. Academic and non-academic texts. Describing, making hypotheses, requesting, proposing and supporting arguments.
2. Language knowledge
Recognition and use of commonly used sentence structures in various combinations. Sufficient vocabulary to understand most factual statements and current colloquialisms. Recognition and use of registers.
Tenses and aspects.
Adverbs, articles, pronouns, adjectives and prepositions.
1. Learning and teaching:
Class contact time for presentation and practice of language. Students will be required to contribute actively to group and pair work. Four skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing covered. Learning and teaching will aim to develop transferable skills as well as language learning skills and subject knowledge.
Use of audio, video and computer resources.
Learning outcomes will be assessed by coursework (portfolio of student's work) and end-of-module assessment including the four skills.:
Portfolio work and assessment preparation 70
Personal study 74
TOTAL = 200 hours
when you have successfully completed this module you will:
to demonstrate that you have achieved the learning outcome you will:
|1.||Perform a broad range of language tasks in a variety of contexts both social and academic and manipulate language elements with a greater degree of independence and confidence,||
1.1 Obtain general and specific information, ideas and opinions by listening to a variety of formal and informal sources which differ in complexity.
1.2 Exchange and present information, ideas and opinions on a varied range of topics with a good command of everyday social and academic vocabulary, adequate pronunciation and fluency.
1.3 Extract specific information from a variety of sources and identify information, ideas and opinions. Bring information together from different parts of a text in order to draw conclusions.
1.4 Produce writing for varying purposes such as reports, correspondence, accounts and essays. Write with relative accuracy, adapting style to different audiences.
|2.||Extract and process information, select and apply language, handle messages, overcome information gaps, summarise. Generalise about language patterns.||
2.1 Identify, retrieve and utilise information from aural and written sources. Use scanning and skimming techniques.
2.2 Process messages, understand, memorise and recall information. Summarise and draw appropriate conclusions.
2.3 Generalise about language patterns.
|3.||Evaluate own learning||3.1 Evaluate learning process in portfolio.|
Acquire self-management skills
Use language learning technology and WWW resources.
4.1 Establish and maintain contact
4.2 Manage time
4.3 Evaluate own learning
4.4 Use a variety of equipment
4.5 Organise and present a portfolio of work.
Your achievement of the learning outcomes for this module will be tested as follows:
|Description||Portfolio of work||End-of-module assessment|
There are no prerequisites for this module.
No restrictions apply.
English Vocabulary in use (elementary) Mc Carthy Michael, O'Dell Felicity
Cambridge University Press 1999
Essential Grammar in use (elementary)
Cambridge University Press, 1999
New Headway English Course (Intermediate)
Liz & John Soars
Oxford University Press Sixth impression 2000
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