Aims and Fit of Module
To extend students’ general and discipline-specific English language and study skills, with an emphasis on critical thinking and independent learning, in order to allow them to function more effectively in other university modules, as well as in their overall academic career, and to raise their language skills to CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) B2+ level.
A. Employ diverse listening and note-taking strategies to effectively enable general, detailed and critical understanding of discipline-specific and general academic spoken texts.
B. Employ diverse reading and note-taking strategies to effectively enable general, detailed and critical understanding of discipline-specific readings and general academic texts.
C. Demonstrate a range of speaking skills to describe, explain, summarize and critically analyze topics relevant to their field of study with a high degree of fluency and an appropriate academic style (when required) and lexical register.
D. Employ a range of writing skills to describe, explain, summarize and critically analyze topics relevant to their field of study with an appropriate academic style and lexical register.
E. Demonstrate competence in academic skills and activities.
Method of teaching and learning
Students will have four hours of classroom contact time (seminars) in addition to regularly set self-study activities per week.
Seminars will be conducted using various EAP teaching approaches and methodologies that encourage students to discover meaning and knowledge independently and by working with peers. Students will also be given guidance on, and opportunities to practice the various skills listed in the learning outcomes.
The self-study activities will be extensions and/or the consolidation of work carried out in seminars.
Speaking coursework assessments will be conducted during regular teaching weeks.