Module Catalogues

English for Academic Purposes (Standard Plus Pathway)

Module Title English for Academic Purposes (Standard Plus Pathway)
Module Level Level 0
Module Credits 5.00
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.
• 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
Those students who complete the module with a mark of 69% or lower will take 10 credits of EAP in Year 2. The Year 2 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 be able to take EAP121 Advanced Skills for Academic Success (5 credits) in Year 2 Semester 1, and choose an optional 5 credit module in Year 2 Semester 2.

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 with a degree of independence.
C deliver a clear, prepared presentation 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 academic topics
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

• Students will have four hours per week of academic and language skills seminar classes. These will integrate academic reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
• No more than four teaching hours on this module will be replaced with one-on-one or group tutorials.
• Students will be advised on developing a programme of self-study, using a variety of online and offline resources, in order to help them meet the learning outcomes of the module. In particular, students are encouraged to engage in extended reading to expand their vocabulary size.