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Title

Academic  English

Level

3

Version

 

Contact  

Paul  Toft

Email

p.j.toft@staffs.ac.uk

VLE

 

 

Pattern  of Delivery

(MAVS)

Month  module starts and ends/submission dates

Start of Teaching

End  of Teaching

Submission  date

January  

April

April

 

Credits

15

Core  on which award:

International  Foundation Programme

 

 

 

Contact  Hours

60

Independent  Study Hours

90

Total  Learning Hours

150

 

Delivery  Site(s)

Stoke  Campus, UG, Semester 2

CDUT,  China, UG, Semester 2

GIST,  China, UG, Semester 2

 

 

 

Cost  Centre

 

Cost  Centre Description

 

 

Subject

Subject  Description

Subject  %

Hesa  Subject %

 

 

Pre-requisites

 

Co-requisites

 

 

 

Disqualified  Combinations

 

 

Module  Learning Outcomes

 

Assesses  which University ‘8’

1.      Participate  in an academic seminar discussion where you will demonstrate academic English  speaking and listening skills.

Application

Communication

2.      Demonstrate  academic listening skills by responding to questioning and / or completing a  given task, following a lecture / presentation.

Analysis

Knowledge  & Understanding

3.      Evidence  that you are able to write at an appropriate academic level for continuing to  Level 4 study.  

Enquiry

Reflection

 

 

 

Indicative  Content

 

The  aim of this module is to prepare you for further study by introducing you to  different teaching and learning methods you will encounter in university  life. You will develop your academic English language skills in writing,  speaking and listening through the course of this module.

 

Learning  Strategies

 

You  may participate in seminars and group discussions, talking about various  academic topics (linked where possible with the academic lectures you have  heard). These activities will help you to improve your understanding of  English and spoken English in academic situations.

You'll  also start to develop study skills that will help you to get the most out of  being at university and studying.

 

Assessment  Details

 

Written  Personal Academic Development Plan (1500  words) (100%) (LO 1, 2 and 3)

 

The  Development Plan will draw on some of the information from lectures and  seminars during this module to give an account of your progress to date in  developing English language and study skills. You will also identify some  personal development points identified during this module with suggestions as  to how you will develop your skills further.

 

Resources

 

Access  to library and IT resources
 An advanced learner's English dictionary

 

Texts

 

The  tutor will be able to recommend useful books to help you with your writing.  Another very useful resource is the Internet, where there are numerous sites  which focus on academic writing. As for the material for your topic itself,  you'll find your information largely from the university library and the  Internet.

 There are many books which can help you develop your academic writing skills.  Here are some suggested texts:

 Cottrell, S. (2013) The Study Skills Handbook, Palgrave/Macmillan

 Price, G. and P. Maier (2007) Effective Study Skills: Effective Skills for  Academic and Career Success, Pearson

 

Special  Admission Requirements

 

 

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