Module Identifier EL21010  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Ms Pauline Worthington  
Semester Available semesters 1 and 2  
Other staff Mr John Morgan  
Course delivery Contact Hours   20 Hours (10 weeks x 2 one-hour seminars/workshops)  
Assessment Continuous assessment   Continuous assessment through assignments amounting to a total of 2500 words   100%  
  Resit assessment   One written assignment of up to 2500 words   100%  

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.

Learning outcomes

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

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Barbara Kroll. (1990) Second Language Writing.
Ronald Carter and Michael McCarthy. (1997) Exploring Spoken English.
Leo Van Lier. (1995) Introducing Language Awareness.
** Reference Text
Collins Cobuild English Language Dictionary. Collins
Collins Paperback Thesaurus in AZ form. Collins
Collins Cobuild Student's Grammar. Collins