English language development with EAP and English testing
Grammatical Accuracy: The reinforcement and extension of grammar work to enhance the understanding and active use of spoken and written English language, enabling the students to reach a sufficient level of proficiency in English for their intended level of study; tenses review and development; focus on more complex verb forms i.e. the passive, conditionals, gerunds; common grammar trouble spots.
Vocabulary: The extension of the range of general and academic vocabulary resource, to include areas such as collocations, word building, multi-word verbs, prefixes, compound nouns and noun phrases, the language comparison and contrast; modality; subject-specific lexis.
Listening Skills: The improvement of existing listening skills to enable understanding of lectures and more complex discourse in a variety of contexts.
Speaking Skills: The improvement of pronunciation and formal speaking skills for confident interaction in undergraduate study situations. Speaking practice through presentations, role-play and group discussions.
Reading Skills: The understanding of gist, structure, details of meaning and implication in a variety of undergraduate-level texts relating to academic and cross-cultural issues.
Writing Skills: The improvement of cohesion and clear layout together with the production of a range of writing tasks other than essay writing i.e. formal letters, emails, memos, and reports. Note taking, synthesizing
Analysis of written reports, essays and other forms of degree-level formative and summative assessment
Plan and write appropriately structured reports, essays, formal presentations and other academic outcomes
At the end of this module, you will be able to:
Subject-Based Practical Skills
Skills for Life
Teaching/ learning methods/strategies used to enable the achievement of learning outcomes: For on campus students:
Largely delivered though small/medium-sized seminar tutorial work with extensive use of multi-media and a wide array of language T/L techniques. Frequent use of formative assessment, notably testing of writing, reading, listening and speaking English. Summative testing IELTS or equivalent approved internal test.
Free for UEL students