The University of Southampton

ARTD1099 Introduction to English Language 1B (Dalian)

Module Overview

This module is the Semester 2 component of an integrated programme of English Language teaching designed to allow you to learn and practise the academic language skills you will need to succeed in your university study. It builds on your Semester 1 module and encourages you to extend your academic skills in Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing with increasing confidence and understanding of Higher Education study skills in English. You will continue to attend Independent Learning and General Language Development sessions, to establish the critical thinking and reflective study skills necessary to succeed at the University. You will focus on greater appreciation of independent learning skills, to help you progress in your studies. You will continue to practise a range of skills in the same class, with more interaction with your peer group.

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

• extend the academic English study skills required for study in higher education • familiarise you with the learning and teaching strategies used in higher education • enable acculturation to life in an English-speaking environment, within and beyond the academic environment • advance your Art and Design vocabulary

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

Having successfully completed this module, you will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  • recognise the relevant conventions followed in academic English (both written and spoken) e.g. referencing
  • use reliable sources appropriate for your discipline e.g. use of library sources
  • construct an academic essay or report, which involves the use of sources
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • develop advanced methods for improving your English language skills
  • interpret and analyse a range of information from different sources
  • express facts, concepts and arguments clearly using appropriate language
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • apply a range of reading strategies to help you to read efficiently
  • actively participate in discussions and tutorials
  • work as a member of a team by cooperating with others, negotiating, listening to others in a group, sharing responsibilities & tasks and meeting deadlines
  • utilise reliable sources appropriate for your discipline e.g. use of library sources


The module has an integrated approach that builds on the Semester 1 skills: these are taught together as they are rarely used in isolation. Your classroom sessions will focus on advancing your academic reading and writing, and listening and speaking competencies. You will develop your study skills in greater depth through independent learning workshops, as well as academic advisory sessions.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching and learning methods

You will experience a wide variety of teaching and learning methods including: full class teaching; real life and videoed lectures; individual, pair and group work in class; discussions in small groups; set tasks to be completed outside class; use of authentic lectures for exploitation; self-directed independent study and group tutorials.

Practical classes and workshops40
Wider reading or practice10
Follow-up work20
Preparation for scheduled sessions10
Total study time260

Resources & Reading list

Udale J. (2008). Textiles and Fashion. 

University of Warwick.

Benhabib Sevla (1992). Situating the self: gender, community and postmodernism in contemporary ethics.. 

Kisslinger, E. and Rost, M. (2009). Contemporary Topics: Academic Listening & Note taking Skills Book 2. 

Carroll D, Ed (1990). The States of theory: history, art and critical discourse.. 

UEFAP Listening.

Samara, T. (2007). Design Elements – A graphic style manual. 

Cottrell, S. (2008). The Study Skills Handbook.. 

Justice, L (2011). Chinas Design Revolution. 

Wood P edited by Harrison C. (2002). Art in theory 1900-2000: an anthology of changing ideas. 

Danto, Arthur C (1998). The wake of art: criticism, philosophy, and the ends of taste.. 

Malins J (2004). Visualising Research. A Guide for Postgraduate Students in Art and Design.. 

Calrk, M. Verbalising the Visual Translating art and design into words. 

British Council Learn English: Listen and Watch.

Beglar, D. and Murray, N. (2009). Contemporary Topics: Academic Listening & Note taking Skills Book 3. 

Campbell, C. and Smith, J. (2009). English for Academic Study: Listening. Reading. 

TED Talks.

David. M (2002). Inside Subculture, The postmodern Meaning of Style,. 

Marí B and Schaeffer Jean-Marie Eds (1998). Think art: theory and practice in the art of today. 

Davies, C . Parrinder, M. (2010). Limited language: Rewriting design, Monotype Grotesque,. 

G+B Arts International. (1996). Capacity: history, the world, and the self in contemporary art criticism. 

Henry Stuart Talks: The Management & Marketing Collection.

Mootee, I (2013). Design Thinking for Strategic innovation. 

British Council Learn English: Professionals Podcasts.

Mandiberg, M. (2012). The social Media Reader,. 

Kocur (Z) & Leung (S). Eds. (2004). Theory in contemporary art: from 1985 to the present. 

Ambrose. g & Harris P (2005). Colour. 

Collins, H: (2010). Creative Research: The theory and practice of research for the creative industries.. 

Lynch, T. (2004). Study Listening.. 



MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (800 words) 25%
Listening and note-taking task 25%
Oral presentation 25%
Reading task 25%


MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (800 words) 25%
Listening and note-taking task 25%
Oral presentation 25%
Reading task 25%


MethodPercentage contribution
Essay  (800 words) 25%
Listening and note-taking task 25%
Oral presentation 25%
Reading task 25%

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal


Costs associated with this module

Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the academic requirements for each programme of study.

In addition to this, students registered for this module typically also have to pay for:

Books and Stationery equipment

All set texts and teaching costs are met by DPU and the University of Southampton. Recommended texts for this module may be available in limited supply in the University Library and students may wish to purchase the core/ recommended text as appropriate.

Please also ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at

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