EF5230: English for Academic Purposes 2


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EF5230: English for Academic Purposes 2

Module Title English for Academic Purposes 2
Module Code EF5230
Module Tutor Ruth Edge
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 5
Brief Description

The module is for non-native speakers of English. It further develops the language and skills in the areas of listening, reading and speaking to enable them to contribute fully to seminars, discussions and give individual presentations.

Indicative Syllabus -

The module draws on a number of semi authentic and authentic (near native/native speaker level) sources around aspects of academic and professional themes (e.g. management, finance, tourism, business). Each theme is used for the development of vocabulary and complex grammatical structures as well as the development of advanced skills and sub skills in the areas of listening, reading, note-taking, speaking and presentations.

Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

1. Identify the various strands of arguments in a variety of semi authentic/authentic text types including articles, case studies, lectures and presentations. (PLO5)

2. Demonstrate knowledge, understanding and use of appropriate language in academic situations including individual presentations and discussions. (PLO2, PLO8)

3. Demonstrate appropriate oral skills to enable them to deliver individual presentations, and contribute fully in seminar discussions and case studies. (PLO9)

4. Demonstrate appropriate strategies and skills for discriminative reading and listening (including inference, attitude and argument). (PLO6)

5. Demonstrate skills related to taking effective, full notes, reformulating and synthesising information to avoid plagiarism. (PLO6)

Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 48
Independent Learning Hours: 102
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 50% Coursework: Individual, presentation and paperwork: 15 minutes
002: 50% Coursework: Group work, presentation: 1 hour
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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