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Module Code: EAP111
Module Title: English Language and Study Skills III for Industrial Technology
Module Level: Level 1
Module Credits: 10.00
Academic Year: 2019/20
Semester: ACYR
Originating Department: Language Centre
Pre-requisites: N/A
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. writing a critically evaluative report

B. independently researching and evaluating academic sources for ‘acceptability’

C. using references and citations skillfully to correctly synthesize material from outside sources into original work.

D. structuring and organizing written texts according to different genre conventions

E. note-taking from reading and listening sources

F. describing technology and explaining basic technical processes

G. communicating effectively through a range of group and individual spoken activities (interviews, seminars, presentations)

Method of teaching and learning 
Module content will be taught and learnt through the following activities:

• class workshops, small group seminars and individual tutorials

• in-class writing activities (e.g. summaries and essays including timed writing)

• authentic stream-related listening and note-taking tasks (video and audio)

• regularly assigned, guided self-study activities including textbook ‘homework’

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

Language and academic skills taught will typically include:

Semester1: the writing process; understanding PSE texts; describing problems; cause and effect language; proposing and evaluating solutions; research tools and assessing source reliability; critical reading and note-taking; portfolio planning; paraphrasing and summarizing; IEEE referencing system; reflective speaking and writing; editing and proofreading, analyzing exam questions; exam strategies.

Semester 2: defining and explaining processes; passive and sequencing language, note-taking from reading and listening, seminar and presentation skills; research and referencing skills; describing product design and improvements; technical report structure; assessment self-checking and peer reviewing; analyzing exam questions; exam strategies.

Topics covered will typically include:

Information Technology, e-waste and sustainability, robotics, electronics, telecommunications, engineering, technological research and development, electronic product design.

Each semester will contain a reading week, typically in Week 7.

Speaking coursework will generally take place in the final week of each semester.
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester   104        196  300 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Speaking Coursework 1 15.00
2 Writing Coursework 30.00
3 Speaking Coursework 2 15.00
4 Integrated Listening Reading And Writing Exam 40.00

Module Catalogue generated from SITS CUT-OFF: 5/23/2019 5:39:26 AM