Module Identifier EL21010  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mr John D Morgan  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Course delivery Other   20 Hours. Contact Hours. (10 weeks x 2 one-hour seminars/workshops)  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Continuous Assessment: Continuous assessment through assignments amounting to a total of 2500 words100%
Supplementary Assessment One written assignment of up to 2500 words100%

Learning outcomes

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

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.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Barbara Kroll (1990) Second Language Writing
Carter, Ronald Exploring Spoken English Camb.U.P. 0521568609
Kroll, Barbara Second Language Writing Camb.U.P. 0521383838
Leo Van Lier (1995) Introducing Language Awareness
Lier, Leo Van Introducing Language Awareness Penguin 0140814817
Ronald Carter and Michael McCarthy (1997) Exploring Spoken English
Willis, Dave Collins COBUILD Student's Grammar CollinsELT 0003705641
Collins COBUILD English Language Dictionary Collins 0003750213
Collins Paperback Thesaurus edition 3r.e.of "Collins Paperback Thesaurus in A-Z Form" . HarperCollins 0004707796
** Supplementary Text
Argyle, Michael Social Interaction Methuen 0416139000
Brookes, Arthur Writing for Study Purposes Camb.U.P. 0521358531
Crusius Aims of argument edition 3rd . Mayfield 0767411323
Dignen, Bob Down to Business Falcon P. 9839672576
Heron Facilitators' handbook Kogan Page 0749400102
Huckin Technical writing and professional communication for nonnative speakers of English edition 2nd . McGraw Hill 0071126422
Kessler Cooperative language learning : a teacher's resource book Prentice Hall Regents 0131736183
Sharples, Mike How We Write Routledge 0415185874
Slevin, James Internet and Society Polity P. 0745620876
White, Ron Process Writing Longman 0582024447
** Reference Text
Collins Cobuild English Language Dictionary Collins
Collins Cobuild Student's Grammar Collins
Collins Paperback Thesaurus in AZ form Collins

** Supplementary Text
Kraut, R., Lundmark, V., Patterson, M., Kiesler, S., Mukopadhyay, T. & Scherlis, W. (1998) American Psychologist Internet Paradox: A Social Technology that Reduces Social Involvement and Psychological Well-Being? edition 53 part 9 pages 1017-1031.

Web Page/Sites
Anxiety, Depression, Non-Reading and the Internet
Concise, SCANNABLE, and Objective: How to Write for the Web
Connecting to your W: drive
Electronic Literature and Language in South East Asia
Guidelines on publishing to the World Wide Web at U.W.A.
McMurrey, D.A.: Online Technical Writing: Strategies for Peer-Reviewing and Team-Writing.
Safe and Smart: Research and Guidelines for Children's Use of the Internet
Search UWA pages or search the web
The Aberystwyth Users network
The Essential English Usage
The Oxford English Dictionary on-line
Usable Information Technology
Voyager - UWA Library Catalogue


This module is at CQFW Level 5