Full Title:English 4
Module Code:ENGL C8Z07
Credits: 5
Valid From:Semester 1 - 2013/14 ( September 2013 )
Module Delivered in 4 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 B2 level vocabulary and grammar with reasonable accuracy in their spoken and written language in academic and general contexts.
  2. Understanding gist, detail and inference in authentic spoken and written English in general and academic texts at 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 B2 level.
  5. Use self-access material effectively to develop grammar, listening, vocabulary and language learning skills.

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Extensive reading of academic texts at B2 level. Non-academic texts at B2 level. Reading to develop cultural understanding, e.g., news articles.
Writing an extended academic essay at B2 level; effective introductions; paragraphing with topic, supporting and close sentences; effective conclusions; supporting claims with references to literature.
Academic listening at B2 level. Non-academic listening at B2 level. Listening to develop cultural understanding, e.g., news.
Functional language for student life, e.g., using library, discussing coursework; making queries. Functional language for living abroad, e.g., service transactions. Speaking accurately and with some fluency at B2 level. Pronunciation in context.
Pronunciation is taught in context (i.e., as it arises during skills and language work) and will focus on sounds, emphasis and intonation.
Articles continued at B2 level – zero, definite and indefinite articles. 2nd and 3rd conditionals. Modals and semi-modals. Verb complementation.
Academic vocabulary, e.g., ways of talking about sources, facts, evidence, data. Non-academic vocabulary in context at B2 level.
Strategy Training
Using self-access material to develop grammar, listening, vocabulary, and other language skills. Recording oneself in conversation, and analysing one's own langauge. Developing self-awareness of language use.
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
Project Language project, that involves independent language work, e.g., self-access of materials, or self-recording with transcription and analysis. 5 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 to assess spoken language at B2 level. 4 20.00 0 0 n/a 0
Class Test Class tests incorporating assessment in reading, writing and use of English. 1,2,3 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
  • 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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