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Advanced English Language in Use

Course: Advanced English Language in Use 1

  • Course code: ULEN20051
  • Credits: 10 credits
  • Level: 2
  • Pre-requisite: IELTS 7.0 or equivalent
  • Co-requisite: Cannot be taken together with ULEN10041
  • Taught during: Semester one
  • TimetablesTimetable for the course

Description

Students will develop their English language skills in the four areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking; enhance their knowledge of the language system (grammar) and refine their usage of the language.

They will engage in reading a novel in the English language, discuss the text and have a chance to write about it. They will also conduct some research of English language media to produce an engaging presentation.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to: 

  • recognise and use a wide range of complex grammatical structures and varied lexical structures
  • communicate articulately on a wide variety of intellectually stimulating topics
  • show knowledge and competences expected in order to pass the Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE) 

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level C2 of the Common European Framework.

Transferable skills

On successful completion of this course unit, students should have: 

  • appreciate issues nuance and stance in a range texts
  • identify key points in texts
  • use knowledge from texts to support and enrich their own writing and presentation skills
  • approach CPE tasks with confidence. 

Teaching and learning methods

  • Seminars for 3 hours per week
  • self-study sessions on set text and presentation preparation
  • support material available on Blackboard

Assessment 

  • Week 5: Coursework essay (300-350 words, 15%)
  • Week 8: Presentation (20%)
  • Interaction in seminars (5%)
  • Week 12: Writing exam (300-350 words, 15%, 45 minutes); Listening exam (15%, 30 minutes); Reading exam (15%) and Use of English exam (15%) 1 hour

Deadline for assessed coursework: See assessment.
Exceptions to word-processed assignments: None
Language of assessment: n/a

Nature and timing of feedback

  • Oral feedback given during and after classroom activities, including error analysis and language input
  • written feedback given on non-assessed written task (task fulfilment; textual organisation; accuracy; range of expression)
  • global feedback given on assessed tasks
  • feedback given on individual progress in mutually-arranged tutorials

Convenor

Jane Bottomley

Taught by

Sheena Kalayil

Maximum entry

20

Set texts 

  • Objective Proficiency, Student's Book with answers and downloadable software, ISBN:9781107646377
  • Disgrace, J.M.Coetzee, ISBN: 978-0099289524, plus materials provided by the tutor 

Recommended texts

Advanced Language Practice by Michael Vince (see reference copy in the Samuel Alexander library, lower ground floor).

Pathway

  • LEN20052, Advanced English Language in Use 2

Course: Advanced English Language in Use 2

  • Course code: ULEN20052
  • Credits: 10 credits
  • Level: 2
  • Pre-requisite: IELTS 7.5 or equivalent and/or Advanced English Language in Use I
  • Co-requisite: None
  • Taught during: Semester two
  • Timetable: Timetable for the course

Description 

Students will:

  • develop their English language skills in the four areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • enhance their knowledge of the language system (grammar)
  • refine their usage of the language

They will engage in reading a novel in the English language, discuss the text and have a chance to write about it. They will also conduct some research of English language media to produce an engaging presentation.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students should be able to

  • recognise and use a wide range of complex grammatical structures and varied lexical structures
  • communicate articulately on a wide variety of intellectually stimulating topics
  • show knowledge and competences expected in order to pass the Cambridge Proficiency Exam (CPE)

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level C2 of the Common European Framework.

Transferable skills

On successful completion of this course unit, students should be able to:

  • appreciate issues nuance and stance in a range texts
  • identify key points in texts
  • use knowledge from texts to support and enrich their own writing and presentation skills
  • approach CPE tasks with confidence

Teaching and learning methods

  • seminars for 3 hours per week
  • self-study sessions on set text and presentation preparation
  • support material available on Blackboard

Assessment

  • Week 5: Coursework essay (300-350 words, 15%)
  • Week 8: Presentation (20%)
  • Interaction in seminars (5%)
  • Week 12: Writing exam (300-350 words, 15%, 45 minutes); Listening exam (15%, 30 minutes); Reading exam (15%) and Use of English exam (15%) 1 hour

Deadline for assessed coursework: See assessment
Exceptions to word-processed assignments: None
Language of assessment: n/a

Nature and timing of feedback

  • Oral feedback given during and after classroom activities, including error analysis and language input
  • written feedback given on non-assessed written task (task fulfilment; textual organisation; accuracy; range of expression)
  • global feedback given on assessed tasks
  • feedback given on individual progress in mutually-arranged tutorials

Convenor

Jane Bottomley

Taught by

Sheena Kalayil

Maximum entry

20

Set texts

  • Objective Proficiency, Student's Book with answers and downloadable software, ISBN:9781107646377
  • The Quiet American by Graham Greene ISBN 978-0140017922 (Penguin), plus materials provided by the tutor.

Recommended texts

Advanced Language Practice by Michael Vince (see reference copy in the Samuel Alexander library, lower ground floor).

Pathway

None