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English for Academic Purposes

Course: English for Academic Purposes Part 1 (semester one)

  • Course code: ULEN20001
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: 1
  • Pre-requisite: IELTS 7.0
  • Co-requisite: Cannot be taken with ULEN20002
  • Taught during: Semester one
  • 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 summary of an aural lecture

Teaching and learning methods

Seminars, 2 hours per week.

Assessment

  • individual oral presentation (25%)
  • one 1 hr hour exam held at the end of the semester (50%)
  • coursework essay (maximum 500 words) (25%)

Deadlines for assessed coursework: Week 12 of the course.

Convenor

Rob Marks

Taught by

See timetables

Maximum entry

20

Set texts

Materials to be provided by the tutor.

Recommended texts

None

Pathway

ULEN11022, English for Academic Purposes part 2, or any other course at IELTS level 7.0 or above.

Course: English for Academic Purposes Part 2 (semester two)

  • Course code: ULEN20002
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: 1
  • Pre-requisite: IELTS 7.0 or equivalent. Proof of language ability required.
  • Co-requisite: Cannot be taken with ULEN20001
  • Taught during: Semester two
  • Timetable: Timetable 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 summary of an aural lecture

Teaching and learning methods

Seminars, 2 hours per week.

Assessment

  • individual oral presentation (25%)
  • one 1 hr hour exam held at the end of the semester (50%)
  • coursework essay (maximum 500 words) (25%)

Deadlines for assessed coursework: Week 12 of the course.

Convenor

Rob Marks

Taught by

See timetables

Maximum entry

20

Set texts

Materials to be provided by the tutor.

Recommended texts

None

Pathway

None