Full Title:English 4
Module Code:ENGL B7Z18
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Module Description:no description provided
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Use a fairly broad range of upper-intermediate (B2) level vocabulary and grammar with reasonable accuracy in their spoken and written language in academic and general contexts.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding gist, detail and inference in authentic spoken and written English in general and academic texts at upper-intermediate (B2) level.
  3. Write with fluency, accuracy and good organisation of ideas using upper-intermediate (B2) language in a variety of genres and registers, including extended academic essays.
  4. Speak comfortably and with reasonable accuracy on a variety of general and academic topics, using a range of lexis and vocabulary at upper-intermediate (B2) level.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Developing reading skills (e.g., reading for gist, detail, and inference) and comprehension of authentic general and academic articles at upper-intermediate (B2) level.
Writing in a variety of registers (informal, semi-formal, formal) and genres (e.g., emails, letters, notes). Writing an extended essay on a suitable topic, employing with accuracy academic writing conventions; structuring the essay clearly with a developed introduction; developing ideas fully in well-formed paragraphs; writing a suitable conclusion.
Listening to and understanding authentic materials on general and academic topics at upper-intermediate (B2) level, including, for example, television and radio shows, news reports, lectures, presentations and conversations. Listening for gist, detail and inference.
Speaking in a range of general and academic situations using upper-intermediate (B2) language. Speaking in a variety of registers (e.g., formal, informal, semi-formal). Speaking about your coursework and experience.
Pronunciation is taught in context (i.e., as it arises during skills and language work) and will focus on sounds, emphasis and intonation.
General and academic vocabulary at upper-intermediate (B2) level, including functional phrases for carrying out tasks and other language functions that are relevent to daily student life.
Upper-intermediate level (B2) grammar. Choice of grammar points will be driven by the types of errors students make in their written work and spoken English at this level, as well as by identifiable gaps in their developing language. Suitable grammar points for this level include perfect and perfect continuous tenses; conditionals 2 and 3; passive forms in past and future; modal perfect forms.
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
Essay Writing an extended essay on a suitable topic, employing with accuracy academic writing conventions; structuring the essay clearly with a developed introduction; developing ideas fully in well-formed paragraphs; writing a suitable conclusion. 3 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Listening test to assess listening skills, strategies, and comprehension of authentic audio material at upper-intermediate level. 2 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Oral Examination/Interview Speaking test that assesses pronunciation, range of lexis, range of grammar, accuracy and fluency in a range of general and academic topics. Test may take the form of a role-played job interview in preparation for work placement applications. 4 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation A Reading assessment to assess reading skills, strategies, and comprehension at upper-intermediate (B2) level. None 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Writing test to assess students' ability to complete a variety of short writing tasks (of varying genres and registers) at upper-intermediate (B2) level. 3 20.00 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
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
This course has no Part Time workload.
Recommended Book Resources
  • Murphy, R., English Grammar 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, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 0521689392]
  • Hewings, M. and McCarthy, M. 2012, Cambridge Academic English B2 Upper Intermediate Student's Book: An Integrated Skills Course for EAP, Cambrige University Press [ISBN: 0521165202]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Hamp-Lyons, L. and Heasley, B. 2006, Study Writing, 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
This module does not have any other resources

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