Full Title:English 1
Module Code:ENGL C8Z01
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 11 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Employ effective language learning strategies, such as self-correction of errors and building a personal vocabulary record.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of general and academic texts (printed and audio) at intermediate (B1) level, such as lectures and conversations.
  3. Use a (fairly broad) range of intermediate (B1) level vocabulary and grammar with reasonable accuracy in their spoken and written language in academic and general contexts.
  4. Complete short writing tasks using correct sentence structure, appropriate language and formality, on a variety of genres relevant to the student's immediate needs, including emails to lecturers and fellow students about coursework.
  5. Converse comfortably in situations relevant to daily, academic life.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Good sentence structure. Writing emails on academic topics, e.g., to submit assignments or discuss coursework. Writing formal, semi-formal and informal (e.g., to classmates) emails regarding coursework, using appropriate register and language. Recognising writing correction marks. Writing a short summary of a text.
Academic Listening: Authentic recordings of lecturers and students discussing coursework. Non-academic: following everyday conversations. Noticing spoken language, formal and informal.
Academic speaking: asking questions in a lecture; asking for clarification, explanation, repetition. Non-academic speaking: Conversing comfortably in functional situations relating to the student's daily life. Pronunciation: the 3-step approach.
Working with academic vocabulary: key nouns, verbs, adverbs; phrasal verbs in academic English; quantifying expressions; words with several meanings; metaphors and idioms. Language of academic institutions. Non-academic vocabulary in context.
Question forms; sentence structure; review of basic tenses (present simple and continuous, past simple and continuous, future forms); basic modals; verb agreement.
Strategy Training
Keeping a vocabulary log; using a monolingual dictionary effectively; self-correction of errors; extensive reading; noticing.
Pronunciation taught in context; 3-step approach.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Marks Out Of Pass Marks Assessment Date Duration
Project Vocabulary project 1,3 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Project Reading project with written element. 1,4 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Listening Test to asessing comprehension of academic and general listening at B1 level. 2 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Oral Examination/Interview Speaking test to assess pronunciation, fluency, range of lexis, grammar and accuracy at B1 level. Students may be interviewed about their projects. 5 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Class tests comprising assessments in reading, writing and use of English. 2,3,4 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
A repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload & Resources

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Tutorial Small-group teaching sessions that are highly communicative in nature, to maximise student interaction. Tutorials can integrate skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and systems (grammar, vocabulary, phonology); or may focus on a particular skill or system. 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Directed Reading Extended reading projects, intensive reading exercises. 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study Writing and other assignments. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Directed Reading No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Independent Study No Description 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
Recommended Book Resources
  • Murphy, R. 2004, English Grammar in Use, Third Ed., Cambridge University Press Cambridge [ISBN: 9780521532891]
  • Redman, S. 2005, English Vocabulary in Use Pre-Intermediate to Intermediate, Cambridge University Press Cambridge
  • Bailey, S. 2011, Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students, 3rd. Ed., Routledge [ISBN: 978-0415595810]
  • de Chazal, E.and McCarter, S. 2012, Oxford EAP, Oxford University Press [ISBN: 0194001784]
  • McCarthy, M. and O'Dell, F. 2008, Academic Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 0521689392]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Lynch, T. 2004, Study Listening: A Course in Listening to Lectures and Note Taking [ISBN: 0521533872]
  • Lynch, T. 2004, Study Listening Audio CD: A Course in Listening to Lectures and Note Taking, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 0521548586]
  • Glendinning, E.H. and Holmström, B. 2004, Study Reading: A Course in Reading Skills for Academic Purposes, Cambridge University Press. [ISBN: 0521547768]
  • Hamp-Lyons, L. and Heasley, B. 2006, Study Writing: A Course in Written English for Academic Purposes, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 0521534968]
  • Anderson, K., Maclean, J. and Lynch, T. 2004, Study Speaking, Cambridge University Press
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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