Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
Advanced Communication in English in An Academic Context
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years

Course Delivery

Delivery Type Delivery length / details
Other 20 Hours. Contact Hours. (10 weeks x 2 one-hour seminars/workshops)


Assessment Type Assessment length / details Proportion
Semester Assessment Continuous assessment through assignments amounting to a total of 2500 words  Continuous Assessment:  100%
Supplementary Assessment One written assignment of up to 2500 words  100%

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • analyse key problems in chosen academic issues;
  • present an argument in varying formats in writing and speaking;
  • present spoken information in a formal academic setting;
  • critically appraise and evaluate peer presentations.

Brief description

The module will use a largely task-based approach. Students will raise their critical awareness of linguistic features, including grammar and lexis, at an advanced level through analysis of a range of spoken and written authentic texts. The principles will be initially intoduced through teaching/presentation, but further developed and extended by students through their reading and through specific project tasks that focus on genre and discourse observations and analysis. They will then move into a phase of discourse production where tasks are designed to mobilise and measure learning.

The knowledge, and skills gained through this module will enable you to become a more efficient communicator within the social and academic community. You will gain a greater understanding of how language works and will develop higher level language skills which will transfer to other areas of your studies. You can expect to improve your ability to study, discuss and present written assignments.


This module is at CQFW Level 5