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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

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • recognising the relevant conventions followed in academic English (both written and spoken) e.g. referencing;
  • using reliable sources appropriate for your discipline e.g. use of library sources;
  • constructing 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.

Syllabus

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.

TypeHours
Preparation for scheduled sessions10
Seminar20
Follow-up work20
Lecture120
Practical classes and workshops40
Wider reading or practice10
Tutorial20
Demonstration20
Total study time260

Resources & Reading list

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

British Council Learn English: Professionals Podcasts. http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/professionals-podcasts

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

TED Talks. http://www.ted.com/talks

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

Ambrose.C & Harris P (2005). Colour. 

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

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

British Council Learn English: Listen and Watch. http://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/en/listen-and-watch

Lynch, T. (2004). Study Listening. 

Henry Stuart Talks: The Management & Marketing Collection. http://hstalks.com/main/index_category.php?c=250&

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

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

Udale J. (2008). Textiles and Fashion. 

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

Justice, L (2011). Chinas Design Revolution. 

UEFAP Listening. http://www.uefap.com/listen/listfram.htm

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

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

University of Warwick. http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/learning_english/leap/listeningandspeaking/ease1sample/

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

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

Assessment

Formative

Essay

Summative

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

Repeat

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

Referral

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

Repeat Information

Repeat type: Internal

Costs

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 mandatory/additional reading 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 www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.

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