Module Catalogues

English for Academic Purposes for Science I

Module Title English for Academic Purposes for Science I
Module Level Level 0
Module Credits 7.50
Academic Year 2019/20
Semester SEM2

Aims and Fit of Module

• To develop students’ English language and study skills, critical thinking and independent learning skills in the context of their programmes.
To bring students’ English language skills to low CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) B2 level.. A mark of 40% on this module is benchmarked against low CEFR B2 level, while a mark of 70% is benchmarked against high CEFR B2 level.
• To give students guidance and practice in a range of appropriate oral and written skills in an academic context
• To help students further develop an understanding of academic integrity and related skills

Learning outcomes

A comprehend a range of graded and authentic listening materials, including academic lectures, discussions, and non-academic talks, and take effective notes.
B select appropriate reference material and read and comprehend lexically challenging texts relating to their field of interest with a degree of independence.
C deliver a clear, prepared presentation on a topic related to their field of study and respond to follow-up questions and/or participate in a formal discussion with a degree of fluency and spontaneity.
D produce appropriately organized writing on topics related to their field of study.
E use appropriate grammar and vocabulary with a reasonable level of precision.
F demonstrate an ability to adhere to academic integrity requirements.

Method of teaching and learning

The module will be delivered through interactive classroom sessions, with an emphasis on group work activities:
• Integrated EAP and Skills classes - 4×2 hour sessions per week
• Students will be advised on a guided programme of self-study in order to help them meet the learning outcomes of the module.
• No more than four teaching hours on this module will be replaced with one-on-one or group tutorials.