Course Information Undergraduate prospectus

English for Academic Purposes 2

Course summary

Course code: ENGL0052
Level: 0
Credits: 15
School: Architecture, Computing and Hums
Department: Literature, Language and Theatre
Course Coordinator(s): Robert Tsukada Bright



1. To further develop students’ recognition and use of formal, academic register and broaden their knowledge of low-frequency academic vocabulary.
2. To develop students’ deployment of complex sentence structure in their written and spoken production.
3. To hone students’ referencing skills.
4. To foster the development of students’ listening skills, both within an academic setting and via exposure to a range of other media sources.
5. To further students’ skills in reading critically, by developing their extensive and intensive reading skills and ability to recognise the meaning of words from the context.
6. To develop students’ ability to use grammar accurately in their written and spoken production.
7. To develop note-taking skills in order to allow students to exploit their understanding of information sources they encounter through listening or reading.

Learning outcomes

1. Express ideas in both speech and writing in a style and register appropriate to an academic setting and using a range of vocabulary, both academic and general, appropriate to CEFR Level B2 / IELTS 6.0
2. Demonstrate the ability to use a range of cohesive devices and discourse markers to organise the writing of academic texts as well as their oral production.
3. To cite sources appropriately using the Harvard referencing system.
4. To demonstrate effective extensive and intensive listening skills appropriate to CEFR Level B2 / IELTS 6.0.
5. Read critically and extract the main ideas from a text using extensive and intensive reading skills.
6. Use a range of grammatical structures in writing and speaking as appropriate to CEFR Level B2 / IELTS 6.0.
7. Deploy effective note-taking skills to extract key information from a text.

Indicative content

• Academic and general reading and writing texts
• grammar and vocabulary exercises
• use of authentic listening
• use of the University’s e-resources
• web-based teaching materials and open websites to research topics
• Written production of a range of academic texts


Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment Time-Constrained Assessment
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment 1,2,5,6,7.
Weighting % 30%
Pass Mark 40%
Word Length 800
Outline Details 90 minutes’ duration and involving reading comprehension, note-taking, essay-writing.
Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning N/A

Methods of SUMMATIVE Assessment Portfolio
Outcome(s) assessed by summative assessment 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,
Weighting % 70%
Pass Mark 40%
Word Length 1500
Outline Details A series of tasks, both online, involving ICT tools and written in a Word document. These include a focus of language (lexis and grammar, speaking, listening and writing).
Nature of FORMATIVE assessment supporting student learning. For the three writing tasks, feedback provided will feed into the subsequent task, as students develop an essay from the planning stage to the final version. awarded for second drafts.

Teaching and learning activity

Students carry out regular reading activities in groups, orally and written using a variety of task types and with a variety of outcomes: reading for gist/grammar/vocabulary/ extensive reading/detailed reading/ reading for discussion and for writing.

Students carry out regular writing tasks such as collaborative summary writing, short answer writing for grammatical accuracy. As part of their formative assessment, they are required to re-draft their writing following tutor feedback.

Students are required to participate orally in class discussions and small group information- sharing activities.

Students listen to a small selection of online video clips and audio material in class and consolidate this in their portfolio work.

Their week-by week portfolio reflects the work carried out in class and provides extra practice in written form and via on-line activities such as Voicethread, and in Moodle.

Pre and co requisites