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Module Code: EAP105
Module Title: English Language and Study Skills II for Business
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 10.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: ACYR
Originating Department: English Language
Pre-requisites: N/A
   
Aims
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, with a general level of ability that is broadly comparable to SEEC (Southern England Consortium for Credit Accumulation and Transfer) Level 4.
Learning outcomes 
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 adhering to academic integrity requirements.
Method of teaching and learning 
Classroom delivery, including smaller tutorials and seminars, will be supplemented by regularly assigned guided self-study activities (both assessed and non-assessed).


No more than two classes per semester (four hours) will be replaced with one-on-one or group tutorials.


This will focus on the study of academic English for Business majors, and include academic listening, reading, writing and speaking skills required to complete assignments, coursework and examinations.


Note: The final speaking coursework assessments for each semester will typically take place during a teaching week.


Syllabus 
Language and Academic skills may include:


Language skills:

• Skimming, scanning and note-taking

• Listening to lectures and taking notes

• Summarizing, paraphrasing, synthesis, quoting and reporting

• Hedging: caution and probability

• Signposting and transition

• Cohesion: linking and connecting

• Commenting on data: describing graphs and trends

• Discussion of quantitative and qualitative research findings

• Using passives, modal verbs, conditionals and evaluative language

• Formal Academic style/ register

• Arguing and persuading, counter-arguments

• Advantages and disadvantages, cause and effect

• Being objective: facts and opinions

• Making recommendations

• Answering interview style discussion questions


Academic skills:

• Reflective practice and independent learning

• Finding and evaluating sources

• In-text citations, secondary citations and Harvard referencing

• Critical thinking

• How to avoid plagiarism

• Integrated skills practice: Reading, Listening and Writing

• Essay structure and thesis statements

• Constructing a research report

• Writing a literature review

• Identifying a niche

• Writing a research question

• Designing and conducting a research project

• Evaluating a research project

• Giving presentations

• Academic group discussion

• Data analysis and description


Business topics may include:

• Human Resource Management

• Leadership

• Communication

• Marketing Strategy

• Globalization and International Business

• Business Trends

• Corporate Social Responsibility

• Entrepreneurship and Small Business

• Finance and Economics

Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 0   104        196  300 

Assessment

Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Speaking Coursework – Semester 1 15.00
2 Writing Planning Tasks - Semester 1 5.00
3 Writing Coursework – Semester 2 25.00
4 Speaking Coursework – Semester 2 15.00
5 Listening, Reading And Writing Exam – Semester 2 40.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 6/6/2020 9:58:46 PM