This module is a single credit, level 5 module for students who speak English as an additional language studying any field apart from business. The module is primarily designed for students who have previously had little or no previous training or experience of study in Academic English in an HE setting.
The module aims to develop Academic English language and skills. It raises awareness to the organisation and conventions of a range of core academic spoken and written genres for different audiences. This includes essays, reports, critical reviews, presentations and seminars. Critical reading and research skills are developed as well as academic language skills, including functions, grammar and vocabulary. Reflective writing and evaluation of peers and self is built into the syllabus. A further aim of the module is skills and knowledge transfer to students' field of study.
The assessment consists of a research report, an argument essay and an individual presentation.
“The module helped me understand how to use academic vocabulary in my work and how to structure my essays better. ”