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ENGL9007 English Language Stage 3

Module Overview

Aims and Objectives

Module Aims

The aim of every language course at the University is to enable you to communicate in your target language at that particular level and in your particular area of interest. We use the word ‘communicate’ in its widest sense, meaning that you will not only be able to talk to people in the language but also to develop your proficiency in listening, reading, and writing. This means that the course aims for you to understand all the things which affect communication in that language, including knowledge of how the language is used, how it works and how to analyse it, and the cultural contexts in which it is spoken. Successful completion of this stage is approximately equivalent to reaching Level B2 of the Common European Framework and between Levels 2 and 3 of the National Language Standards.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and Understanding

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

  • Have a basic understanding of appropriate interactional behaviour and intercultural differences in such behaviour
  • Have an in-depth knowledge of aspects of the target language culture relevant to your studies, such as social issues and current events or topics of current interest in, for example, technology, law, art.
Transferable and Generic Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • Learning, research and organisational skills
  • Communication skills: written, oral, and IT
  • Intercultural and interpersonal skills
  • Time management
  • Perseverance
  • Development of memory
  • Attention to detail
Subject Specific Intellectual and Research Skills

Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:

  • extract and synthesise key information from written and spoken sources.
  • engage in analytical and evaluative thinking.
  • develop problem-solving skills.

Learning and Teaching

TypeHours
Teaching36
Independent Study114
Total study time150

Resources & Reading list

Blackboard. 

Swan & Walter. How English Works. 

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English. 

Assessment

Formative

Examination

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