Module Details

Module Code: ENGL B8Z07
Full Title English 8
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 Read with comprehension and criticality academic texts, final-year projects and theses.
MLO2 Write an extended academic piece of work at advanced (C2) level, such as a fourth-year project or thesis.
MLO3 Listen to and comprehend discussions on academic topics (such as research projects) at an advanced language (C2) level.
MLO4 Speak with fluency and accuracy, using advanced (C2) language, on his/her chosen research topic, methods, data and findings. and grammar.
MLO5 Make appropriate use of advanced academic vocabulary and grammar.
MLO6 Employ effective strategies for managing extensive reading at an advanced level.
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
Academic reading. Reading critically. Reading extensively at C2 level. Reading theses and 4th-year projects. Reading about research topics, questions, methods, techniques, and ethics.
Layout of a thesis/dissertation or 4th-year project. Developing ideas. Supporting claims with reference to literature. Discussing data. Discussing analysis. Writing a conclusion. Adhering to conventions.
Discussing your project – your research questions, your research design, data, analysis, and findings, and limitations, and ethical issues. Using advanced vocabulary, grammar and idiomatic language in your spoken English.
Listening to researchers discuss their research methods, data, analysis and findings. Advanced listening to non-academic texts (C2 level)
Adverbial clauses and conjunctions. Advanced prepositions. Organising information: There is/was, etc.; Focusing it-clauses and what-clauses; inversion.
Academic vocabulary for organising your writing; discussing data, findings and analysis; limitations; ethics; classifying; making connections; comparing and contrasting; describing change; evaluation and emphasis; summary and conclusion.
Strategy Training
Keeping a synopsis record of extensive reading.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation


Full Time

Course Work
Assessment Type Practical/Skills Evaluation % of Total Mark 60
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 1,2,5,6
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Project that requires extensive reading and an extended piece of writing, e.g., a thesis.
Assessment Type Oral Examination/Interview % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 4,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Advanced speaking test to assess language at C2 level. Students may be interviewed on their projects.
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 advanced (C2) listening comprehension.
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 Project work and assignments. Every Week 3.00 3
Directed Reading Non Contact 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
  • McCarthy, M. and O'Dell, F.. (2006), English Vocabulary in Use Advanced, [ISBN: 0521677467].
  • Hewings, M.. (2005), Advanced Grammar in Use, [ISBN: 0521532914].
  • Cambridge ESOL. (2010), Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English 4, [ISBN: 0521156904].
  • McCarthy, M. and O'Dell, F.. (2008), Academic Vocabulary in Use.
  • Cottrell, S.. (2011), Developing Effective Analysis and Argument.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
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