Module Details

Module Code: ENGL B8Z06
Full Title English 7
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2012/13 ( September 2012 )
Language of Instruction: 
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits: 5
Module Owner: Cathriona Connor
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: no description provided
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Discuss written English at advanced (C2) level in academic contexts, including research proposals and literature reviews.
MLO2 Write a research proposal and literature review, adhering to academic conventions.
MLO3 Consider key points in spoken academic discourse at C2 level, in particular in discussions of research methods and research projects.
MLO4 Use a broad range of advanced (C2) lexis and grammar in their spoken and written English, on academic and general topics.
MLO5 Participate effectively in an academic reading seminar.
MLO6 Demonstrate an understanding of the role of social construction in their own language development.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named DkIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
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Module Indicative Content
Reading
Academic reading. Reading critically. Reading intensively at C2 level. Reading research proposals and literature reviews.
Writing
Writing a research proposal. Writing research questions. Describing research methods. Writing a lit review. Paraphrasing. Synopsis and synthesis. Advanced techniques for referencing and avoiding plagiarism.
Listening
Academic listening at C2 level. Listening to discussions of seminal works. Understanding key concepts. Listening to academic argument.
Use of English
Advanced-level (C1) lexis, grammar and usage.
Speaking
Seminar Skills: participating in a shared reading seminar; giving a spoken summary of a text; discussing key points in a text; raising questions; giving your understanding; expressing agreement or disagreement; asking for clarification.
Vocabulary
Functional language for participating in a reading seminar. Academic vocabulary for discussing research and study aims; describing research methods; describing problems and situations; presenting an argument; talking about meaning; points of view; degrees of certainty.
Grammar
Relative clauses and other types of clause. Pronouns, substitution and leaving-out words. Advanced adjectives and adverbs.
Strategy Training
Recognising the role of social construction in language development.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,4,5,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Academic reading seminar. Hosting a seminar, and participating effectively when an audience member.
Assessment Type Written Report % of Total Mark 30
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 2,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Writing an extended piece(s) of academic work, e.g., a research proposal or literature review.
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 3
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Listening test to assess listening comprehension of academic discourse at advanced (C2) level.
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Class test on academic reading, writing and use of English at C2 level.
No Project
No Practical
No Final 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

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Tutorial Contact Small-group language class. Every Week 4.00 4
Independent Study Non Contact Self-study language development tasks, e.g., in grammar and vocabulary, writing, listening and speaking projects. Every Week 3.00 3
Directed Reading Non Contact Reading tasks at advanced level, shared reading tasks. Every Week 2.00 2
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
This module has no Part Time workload.
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Hewings, M.. (2005), Advanced Grammar in Use, [ISBN: 0521532914].
  • McCarthy, M. and O'Dell, F.. (2006), English Vocabulary in Use Advanced, [ISBN: 0521677467].
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
 
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