Full Title:English 2
Module Code:ENGL C8Z03
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. Use a broad range of intermediate (B1) level vocabulary and grammar with reasonable accuracy in their spoken and written language in academic and general contexts.
  2. Write a short academic composition and a short report using basic referencing techniques, good paragraphing and cohesive devices.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of academic and non-academic texts (printed and audio) at intermediate (B1) level, including articles and lectures.
  4. Speak comfortably in situations relevant to the student's daily and academic life, including giving an academic presentation.
  5. Employ effective language learning strategies, including keeping a grammar log and self-correction of errors.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Academic reading at B1 level, including articles, chapters, model essays and model answers. Non-academic reading at B1 level, including authentic texts, and articles that foster cultural understanding. Intensive reading, including reading for gist, detail and inference.
Principles of good paragraphing; academic compositions; short reports; basic referencing techniques; using linking words and cohesive devices.
Listening comprehension at B1 level; academic listening skills; understanding lectures; listening to non-academic texts for gist, key points and detail.
Giving an academic presentation: functional language for introducing yourself and your topic; stating aims and structure; 'signposting' language; phrases for dealing with difficulties; taking questions from the audience. Pronunciation in context, using three-step approach.
Language of presentations: Key phrases for introducing oneself and the topic; stating purpose; providing structure; signposting; inviting questions; dealing with difficulties. Academic vocabulary: Word combinations.
Perfect forms; phrasal verbs; relative clauses (which/that); and other relevant grammar points that arise in context.
Strategy Training
Keeping a grammar log; using the 3-step approach to pronunciation; self-correcting errors.
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 Grammar log 5 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Essay Academic composition or report, including references to reading, and employing other academic conventions. 1,2 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Listening test to assess academic and non-academic listening comprehension at B1 level. 3 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Oral Examination/Interview Academic presentation. 1,4 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Class tests to assess reading, writing and use of English. 1,2,3 30.00 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, vocabulary and writing. 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. 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
  • McCarthy, M. and O'Dell, F. 2008, Academic Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press [ISBN: 0521689392]
  • de Chazal, E., and McCarter, S. 2012, Oxford EAP, Oxford University Press [ISBN: 0194001784]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • Website: www.bbclearningenglish.com
  • Website: www.rte.ie

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