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Academic English Skills II

Level 3, 10 Credits.

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Course Description

To further knowledge of English language specifically needed for academic purposes To develop language skills required to study in an English-speaking academic context

How the course will be taught?

Using stimulus materials and small group discussions over 18 contact hours.

Learning and Teaching

On completion of the module a student should be able to: Knowledge and Understanding: Identify students’ experience and knowledge gaps Understand the difference between general English and Academic English Know how to use English in an academic context Intellectual Skills: Demonstrate reflection on practice Subject Specific (including practical) Skills: Have a basic understanding of how to use academic English in their writing and speaking skills Use appropriate lexical items and grammatical structures in context Transferable Skills: The ability to work individually and in a group, self reliance and confidence.

Coursework and Assessment

Portfolio of Coursework, including reflection on practice. Questionnaires and quizzes. Skills practice exercises.

Course Content

Introduction to course, Tutorial participation skills Distinguishing fact and opinion Using web tools and online researching Compiling bibliographies and avoiding plagiarism Hypothesising and speculating Language of persuasion Describing visual data Presenting techniques and tactics Identifying bias Consolidation and where to continue

Library and Computing Facilities

As a student on this course you are entitled to join and use the University library and computing facilities. You can find out more about these facilities on our website under Student Information, or by ringing the Centre on

(029) 2087 0000.

Accessibility of Courses

Our aim is access for all. We aim to provide a confidential advice and support service for any student with a long term medical condition, disability or specific learning difficulty. We are able to offer one-to-one advice about disability, pre-enrolment visits, liaison with tutors and co-ordinating lecturers, material in alternative formats, arrangements for accessible courses, assessment arrangements, loan equipment and Dyslexia screening. Please contact the Centre on (029) 2087 0000 for an information leaflet.