Module Details

Module Code: ENGL B8Z07
Full Title: English 8
Valid From:: Semester 1 - 2019/20 ( June 2019 )
Language of Instruction: 
Duration: 1 Semester
Credits:: 5
Module Owner:: Cathriona Connor
Departments: Unknown
Module Description: This module aims to develop learners' language proficiency at level C1+ with a strong focus on extensive academic writing.
 
Module Learning Outcome
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Module Learning Outcome Description
MLO1 Listen to authentic spoken English on business and academic topics at C1+ level, and demonstrate comprehension of key concepts, detail, argument and inference.
MLO2 Discuss his/her final-year coursework, using advanced (C1+) academic vocabulary and grammar, applying critical thinking to one’s own work.
MLO3 Read extended academic discourse, including final-year projects and dissertations, and demonstrate comprehension of key concepts and argument.
MLO4 Write an extended academic piece of academic discourse, such as a final-year research paper, in adherence with academic writing conventions and strategies, using functional language and considerable accuracy at level C1+.
MLO5 Apply a broad range of academic and business vocabulary and grammar when discussing his/her work in speaking and writing.
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
Reading
Reading business and academic texts. Reading dissertations and final-year projects. Reading to comprehend key concepts. Reading for argument and inference. Reading to critically analyse.
Writing
Organising a research paper according to conventional layout. Developing ideas. Supporting claims with reference to literature. Discussing data. Discussing analysis. Writing a conclusion. Adhering to conventions. Drafting and re-drafting work. Self-correcting errors, and implementing changes based on feedback.
Speaking
Discussing your final-year research project or coursework. Disussing your research questions, your research design, data, analysis, findings, limitations, and ethical issues. Using advanced (C1+) vocabulary, grammar and idiomatic language in your spoken English.
Listening
Listening to authentic business and academic discourse. Listening to identify key concepts, detail, argument and inference. Applying critical thinking when listening.
Grammar
Grammar is taught in context, particularly following review of students' first draft research papers. Typical grammar points addressed include syntax, cohesive devices, use of articles, verb forms, and relative clauses.
Vocabulary
Academic and business vocabulary for discussing key concepts in your research paper/coursework. Vocabulary for describing your research method, discussing data, findings and analysis; limitations; ethics; and conclusion.
Strategy Training
Self-regulating in academic skills, e.g., by redrafting your work, and self-correcting errors.
Module Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Module Special Regulation
 

Assessments

Full Time On Campus

Course Work
Assessment Type Written Report % of Total Mark 40
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 9 Learning Outcome 4
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
An extended piece of academic writing, such as a final-year research paper.
Assessment Type Oral Examination/Interview % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 12 Learning Outcome 2
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
This may take the form of a viva-type interview or oral exam where students discuss their final-year research or coursework in detail.
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 10 Learning Outcome 1
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Listening test to assess advanced (C1) listening comprehension.
Assessment Type Class Test % of Total Mark 20
Marks Out Of 0 Pass Mark 0
Timing Week 11 Learning Outcome 3,5
Duration in minutes 0
Assessment Description
Class test on reading, short writing, and use of English (vocabulary, 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
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. Every Week 2.00 2
Independent Study Non Contact Project work and assignments. 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., Stephenson, H., and Drummett, P.. (2015), Keynote Advanced, National Geographic Learning / Cengage.
  • 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, 2nd ed.. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Paterson, K.. (2013), Oxford Grammar for EAP, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources