Module Details

Module Code: ENGL B8Z06
Full Title: English 7
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction:English
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
Module Owner:: Cathriona Connor
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: This module develops learners' language proficiency in English at level C1 on the Common European Framework of References of Languages (CEFRL). There is a strong emphasis on advanced academic language skills, in order to support learners in the final-year of undergraduate study, and to prepare them for postgraduate study.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Listen to authentic spoken discourse on a range of business topics at level C1, and demonstrate comprehension by interpreting gist, detail and inference, and by critically analysing the content.
MLO2 Read authentic texts on business topics related to the students’ programme, and demonstrate comprehension by summarising and discussing details of the text in a shared reading seminar.
MLO3 Write texts at level C1 that are relevant to the students’ academic needs, applying academic vocabulary and academic writing strategies, such as paraphrasing and summarising.
MLO4 Discuss academic reading in a shared reading seminar, using C1-level functional language for participating in a seminar.
MLO5 Use a broad range of advanced (C1) lexis and grammar in their spoken and written English, on academic and general topics.
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).
No recommendations listed
 
Module Indicative Content
Listening
Listening to authentic academic and business discourse at C1 level, e.g., TEDtalks. Listening in discussion seminars. Listening for detail and argument.
Speaking
Seminar Skills: participating in a discussion seminar. Discussing key concepts; sharing your comprehension; asking questions; offering answers; expressing agreement or disagreement; asking for clarification;responding to others; facilitating discussion.
Reading
Reading a selection of short texts which are chosen by students and of relevance to them in their studies. Reading those texts in preparation for weekly discussion seminars. Reading for comprehension of gist, detail, opinion, and inference. Reading critically, sharing one's comprehension and opinion. Employing effective reading strategies, including skimming, scanning, and using a monolingual learners dictionary to aid comprehension.
Writing
Developing strategies for avoiding plagiarism, e.g., paraphrasing, summarising, and referencing. Writing a research proposal.
Vocabulary
Functional language for participating in a discussion seminar. Academic vocabulary for discussing research and study aims; describing research methods; describing problems and situations; presenting an argument; talking about meaning and points of view.
Grammar
Grammar is taught in context, including for example a review of tenses, relative clauses, syntax, cohesive devices, advanced use of articles.
Strategy Training
Recognising the role of interaction in language development.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Portfolio % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 2
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Shared Reading Project.
Assessment Type Oral Examination/Interview % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing n/a Learning Outcome 4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Discussion of shared readings.
Assessment Type Portfolio % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 9 Learning Outcome 3,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Academic Writing tasks, e.g., a paraphrasing task, a summary, a research proposal.
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 11 Learning Outcome 1
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Listening test.
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcome 5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Class test, mainly on use of English (use of vocabulary and grammar).
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.
Reassessment Description
Some coursework components may be re-attempted if required, by arrangement with the lecturer, and usually around week 13 of the semester.

DKIT reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact Small-group language class. Every Week 4.00 4
Directed Reading Non Contact Reading tasks at advanced level, shared reading tasks. Every Week 2.00 2
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
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 4.00
Workload: Part Time On Campus
Workload Type Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 2.00 2
Directed Reading Non Contact No Description Every Week 4.00 4
Independent Study Non Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Lansford, L., Drummett, P. and Stephenson, H.. (2015), Keynote Advanced Students' Book, National Geographic Learning/CEngage, UK.
  • Mascull, B.. (2017), Business Vocabulary in Use Advanced, 3rd ed.. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • McCarthy, M. and O'Dell, F.. (2016), Academic Vocabulary in Use, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Paterson, K.. (2013), Oxford Grammar of EAP, OUP, Oxford.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources