Module Information

Module Identifier
Module Title
English Language Skills in An Academic Context 1
Academic Year
Intended for use in future years
Other Staff

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 written assignments, amounting to a total of 2500 words  Continuous Assessment:  100%
Supplementary Assessment One written assignment of uo to 2500 words 

Learning Outcomes

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

  • analyse and appropriately interpret writing tasks in their own subject discipline;
  • display a critical awareness of linguistic features of academic discourse;
  • organise a logical and coherent argument within a recommended format for an appropriate academic assignment.

Brief description

Available only to non-native speakers of English. This module aims to develop a critical understanding of the processes involved in preparing to write an academic text. Through workshops and seminars the module will focus upon such key issues as analysis of purpose, the identification and use of primary and secondary source material, and development of awareness of semantic patterns within academic text. Through the sub-skills of information searching, effective reading skills and recording and retrieval of information in different forms, students will develop and practice the skills that lead to high quality academic writing. This module is further developed in module EL11110 in Semester 2.


This module is at CQFW Level 4