Module Catalogues

Introduction to EAP (Foundation Pathway)

Module Title Introduction to EAP (Foundation Pathway)
Module Level Level 0
Module Credits 7.50
Academic Year 2019/20
Semester SEM1

Aims and Fit of Module

Students are placed onto this module based on their English language placement test scores. This module aims to:
• Equip students with English language skills, independent study skills, and critical thinking skills needed for life at University.
• Bring students’ English language skills to a Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) B1+ level. A mark of 40% on this module is benchmarked against CEFR B1+ level, while a mark of 70% is benchmarked against CEFR B2 level. Learning outcomes reflect wording from CEFR B1+ descriptors.
Those students who complete the module with a mark of 69% or lower will continue to take 7.5 credits of EAP in Semester 2 as well as a 2.5 credit module - LAN006 Transition to Intercultural Learning. The Semester 2 EAP module these students take will be specific to their programme cluster.
Those students who pass the module with a score of 70%, i.e. CEFR B2, or higher will have the option to take EAP0XX Advanced English Language and Study Skills plus 5 optional module credits in Semester 2, or a 7.5-credit, programme cluster-specific, EAP module and 2.5 credit LAN006 Transition to Intercultural Learning.

Learning outcomes

A Demonstrate understanding of straightforward information spoken clearly, identifying both general messages and specific details
B Demonstrate understanding of straightforward written texts, identifying both general messages, specific details and main arguments
C Discuss and express opinions, with an ability to provide details on more familiar topics
D Produce writing that describes, summarises and, where relevant, provides evidence-based opinions
E Use appropriate vocabulary and grammar with an acceptable level of accuracy
F Demonstrate a basic ability to adhere to academic integrity requirements

Method of teaching and learning

Students will have 8 hours per week of small group classes.
Language and academic skills will typically be taught in an integrated manner.
Classroom delivery will be supplemented by regularly assigned, guided self-study activities.
No more than 4 teaching hours per semester may be replaced with one-on-one or small-group tutorials.