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Module Code: EAP115
Module Title: English Language and Study Skills II for Mathematics
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.
Speaking assessments will be conducted during one week of regular class time.

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

Syllabus 
(i) Writing:




- Essay writing




- Personal reflection




- Referencing (Harvard Referencing System)


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- Paraphrasing, quoting, integrating sources and summarising


- Describing graphs, data and trends


- Describing Mathematical data, functions and concepts



(ii) Speaking:




Skills and functional language, as appropriate, relating to


- Debate


- Academic discussion


- Interviews



- Describing and discussing mathematical formulas and concepts


(iii) Reading:




- Skimming, scanning, predicting, getting the gist, guessing unknown words from the context, forward and backward references, use of subheadings, identifying important information, understanding tone, identifying register, predicting intended audience and interaction with and evaluation of texts (including a critical analysis of the author, genre, purpose, bias etc.).


(iv) Listening:




- Predicting, getting the gist, guessing unknown words from the context, and forward and backward references and identifying important information, understanding tone and interaction with and evaluation of the listening (including a critical analysis of the speaker, genre, purpose, bias etc.).


(v) Academic Skills:





- Conducting firsthand and secondhand research


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- Critically evaluating sources


- Note-taking, brainstorming and outlining



Syllabus




Topics will include:




- Study skills (study planning and organisation, research skills, library skills etc.)


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- Using numbers and statistics


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- Describing mathematical concepts and functions


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- Discussing real-world applications of Maths


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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 Writing Coursework 30.00
2 Speaking Coursework 1 15.00
3 Semester 1 Participation Portfolio 5.00
4 Speaking Coursework 2 15.00
5 End Of Year Integrated Exam 30.00
6 Semester 2 Participation Portfolio 5.00

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