English for Academic Purposes

Course: English for Academic Purposes (Semester 1)

  • Course code: ULEN20001
  • Credits: 10
  • Mode: TBC
  • Pre-requisite: IELTS 7.0
  • Co-requisite: cannot be taken with ULEN20002
  • Taught during: Semester 1
  • TimetablesTimetable for the course

Description

You will explore the nature of academic English with classroom input. You will look at a number of key academic skills in English, including writing from listening, synthesising sources you have read, and giving oral presentations.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  • recognize a range of basic functions in academic writing
  • analyse the grammatical and lexical patterns of such functions
  • produce extended written academic text that draws on an appropriate range of academic writing functions

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level C1 of the Common European Framework.

Transferable skills

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • make oral presentations using appropriate media for a target audience
  • write a synthesis of a set of texts

Teaching and learning methods

Seminars, 3 hours per week.

Assessment

  • individual oral presentation (30%)
  • coursework essay (maximum 1,500 words) (70%)

Convenor

Rob Marks

Taught by

Kamil Stobiecki

Maximum entry

20

Set texts

Materials to be provided by the tutor.

Pathway

ULEN20052 Advanced English Language in Use, or any other course at IELTS level 7.0 or above.