Full Title:English 3
Module Code:ENGL C8Z05
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 2 - 2011/12 ( February 2012 )
Module Delivered in 10 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Demonstrate an understanding of key points, detail and inference in a variety of general and academic texts (printed and audio) at B2 level.
  2. Use a broad range of B2-level vocabulary and grammar with reasonable accuracy in their spoken and written language in academic and general contexts.
  3. Write a CV and job application letter or email with accuracy and appropriate language and register.
  4. Speak with accuracy and some fluency in a job interview using a range of appropriate lexis and grammar at B2 level.
  5. Proofread and self-correct their own written work.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Intensive reading of academic texts (at B2 level). Reading for gist, detail and inference. Non-academic texts at B2 level, including articles that promote cultural understanding.
Writing a CV. Writing a job application letter/email. Academic writing: summarise an academic text.
Academic listening comprehension at B2 level. Understanding lectures. Non-academic listening: understanding job interviews and people describing their work, duties, skills, education, background and qualifications.
Job interviews. Describing yourself, your skills, qualifications and experience. Phrasal verbs. Pronunciation in context.
Vocabulary is taught in context, i.e., as it arises in topics and skills. Typical topics that could be used at this level in the teaching of vocabulary include Social Concerns (Education, Law, Crime, Politics, Global Problems), Tourism, Notional Concepts, such as Time, Numbers, Distance, Size, Dimension, Shapes and patterns. Also, suitable vocabulary work includes apologies, excuses, thanks, requests, invitations, suggestions, opinions, agreeing and disagreeing, likes and dislikes, questions, responses, greetings, and certain phrasal verbs.
Grammar of job interviews: perfect forms for personal experiences; past simple for completed actions; future forms for plans. Zero and 1st conditional. Articles at B2 level.
Pronunciation is taught in context, as problematic sounds arise, with a focus also on emphasis, and intonation.
Strategy Training
Proofreading own written work. Self-correction of errors. Personalisation of language learning.
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
Practical/Skills Evaluation CV and job application letter. 2,3 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Project Academic writing task, e.g., summary of academic text. 2 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Listening test to assess academic and general listening comprehension at B2 level. 1 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Oral Examination/Interview Mock interview. 2,4 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test Class tests to assess reading, writing, and use of English at B2 level. 1,2,5 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
No repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will be offered solely on the basis of coursework and a repeat examination will not be offered.

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
Independent Study Self-study language development tasks, e.g., in grammar and vocabulary.Writing tasks with corrections and feedback. 3.00 Every Week 3.00
Directed Reading Exercises in intensive and extensive reading. 2.00 Every Week 2.00
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., English Grammar in Use
  • Redman, S., English Vocabulary in Use
  • McCarthy, M. and O'Dell, F., English Vocabulary in Use Upper Intermediate
  • McCarthy, M. and O'Dell, F. 2008, Academic Vocabulary in Use
  • Hewings, M. 2012, Cambridge Academic English B2 Upper Intermediate Student's Book: An Integrated Skills Course for EAP, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 0521165202]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Hamp-Lyons, L. and Heasley, B. 2006, Study Writing: A Course in Written English for Academic Purposes, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 0521534968]
  • Glendinning, E.H. and Holmström, B. 2004, Study Reading: A Course in Reading Skills for Academic Purposes, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 0521547768]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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