Full Title:Erasmus English 2
Module Code:ENGL E7006
 
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Module Delivered in 10 programme(s)
Module Description:The aim of the Erasmus English course is to improve students’ general proficiency in English, with particular emphasis on oral fluency, presentation skills and intercultural competence.
Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to
  1. Conduct field research on a range of topics relating to Irish culture and society
  2. Present, analyse, evaluate and compare the findings
  3. Lead and engage in discussion of topics studied, using appropriate discursive structures for exposition, argument and exressing opinions
  4. Understand a range of complex listening material including conversations, lectures, extracts from T.V. and radio
  5. Read and understand texts from a range of non-fiction and fiction sources
  6. Write in a variety of styles and registers
  7. Use English fluently and with precision in relation to grammar, idiom, pronunciation, intonation
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Contemporary Topics
TV and radio extracts chosen by lecturer; articles from the media chosen by the students; discussion on Irish and Erasmus students' attitudes to national and international themes
Speaking
Student presentations and discussions
Listening
Listening materials from a range of sources including TV and radio; listening strategies; listening for gist, detail and inference
Writing
Writing a variety of text-types; recognising and changing style and register; study of model texts; writing strategies
Reading
Reading and understanding a range of text-types; reading strategies; reading for gist, detail and inference
Subskills
Grammar and lexis will be included in the presentations and recycles in class in various tasks; pronunciation will be taught retrospectively as it arises in context
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
Presentation Students work individually to reseach Irish people's attitudes to contemporary topics and present the findings. This task involves preparing questionnaires,conducting interviews, analysis and evaluation of findings and comparisons with home countries, key vocabulary, grammar, background research and class discussion 1,2,3,7 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Listening Test on a range of listening skills including note-taking and listening for gist, detail and inference 4 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test Writing tasks such as emails, reports, letters 6 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test Use of English tasks designed to test grammar, lexis and idiom 6,7 30.00 0 0 n/a 0
Practical/Skills Evaluation Reading text on a range of reading skills and text types 5 10.00 0 0 n/a 0
No Project
No Practical
No End of Module Formal Examination

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
Lecture No Description 4.00 Every Week 4.00
Directed Reading No Description 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Study No Description 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
Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Raymond Murphy 2012, English Grammar in Use with Answers, Cambridge University Press Cambridge
  • Cambridge ESOL 2012, Cambridge English First 5 Self-study Pack (Student's Book with Answers and Audio CDs (2)): Authentic Examination Papers from Cambridge ESOL (FCE Practice Tests), Cambridge University Press
  • Cambridge ESOL 2012, Cambridge English Advanced 5 Self-study Pack (Student's Book with Answers and Audio CDs (2)): Authentic Examination Papers from Cambridge ESOL (CAE Practice Tests), Cambridge University Press Cambridge
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
  • website: www.rte.ie
  • website: www.irishtimes.ie
  • website: www.onestopenglish.com
  • website: www.cambridgeenglish.org
  • website: www.englishclub.com
  • website: www.guardian.co.uk
  • website: www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningengli sh
  • website: www.skynews.com
  • website: www.euronews.com

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