Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
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.
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.
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)
A course map contains a list of the individual study units, called modules, that you study to complete your course. Some modules are compulsory, but you can sometimes choose modules outside your core area of study which interest you.
A module is a self-contained, individual unit of study. The module descriptor provides various details about the module including who the module tutor is, what you will be studying, how you will be assessed and what you will have learned once you have completed the module.
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