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Richard Dawton

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English for University Studies


Please be aware: Both of the Following courses are under the same pb number: 233. This means that credit points can only be given once; you are able to do both classes but only one of them will be credited with 6 credit points.

English for University Studies Writing and Reading A

This course is ideal for students who wish for an introduction to academic writing and reading. Selected types of academic literature will provide the basis for the class. We will focus especially on strategical methods for navigating, learning, and retaining what one reads more efficiently. In addition, we will use practical exercises to help you learn effective methods for planning and organising an academic essay. In your regular writing assignments we will pay particular attention to the pre-writing, editing, and revision processes. By the end of the semester, we will have examined how to use four key strategies in academic writing: argumentation, exemplification, cause and effect, and comparison and contrast.

Assessment is through continuous assessment in the form of a Portfolio:

Four pieces of writing are required.


English for University Studies Writing and Reading B

English for University Studies 2 is ideal for students who wish to refine their advanced academic writing skills. The primary focus of the class will be how to approach the process of determining a meaningful topic, conducting research, planning, organizing, and writing a B.A. or M.A. thesis. It is aimed at both students who have completed English for University Studies 1 and now want to refine their writing techniques prior to commencing a thesis in English, as well as those students who are engaged in writing their thesis at present. This course is NOT a proof reading course.

Assessment is through continuous assessment in the form of a Portfolio:

Four pieces of writing are required.

English For University Studies - Comprehensive Language Practice

This Comprehensive Language Practice course is for students wishing to further improve their competency in the English language. It uses a broadly communicative methodology and a text and task-based approach including comprehensive work on grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and integrated skills, where strong emphasis is placed on reading, writing and study skills as well as speaking and listening.

At the beginning of the course a review of participants’ competencies will ensure the course content followed is strategically aimed at reinforcing and improving each student’s level of English.

It includes:

- a review and development of key grammar structures
- an introduction of vocabulary required for further studies
- a use of authentic texts and material
- a variety of realistic role playing scenarios


Assessment is through continuous assessment in the form of a Portfolio:

Four pieces of work are assessed:

Listening skills

Writing skills

Presentation skills

Active participation

English For University Studies - Academic Listening & Academic Speaking

The ability to both listen and verbally communicate within lectures and seminars is the focus of this course. Using transcripts of authentic lectures from a range of academic fields, the listening classes will seek to provide guided instruction on how to follow a lecture and the value and techniques to assimilate this knowledge. The speaking classes develop skills needed to participate effectively in academic studies and discussions, as well as considering effective presentation skills.

The course will include:

- Techniques for listening in different languages
- Effective note taking
- Identifying the key aspects of a lecture
- The terminology of the lecture
- The seminar and discussion perspective
- The language of summarizing, clarification and consolidation
- The collection and presentation of research material

The very nature of this course requires all participants to fully participate in the lectures - peer reviews and feedback; pair work and larger group work will be an integral aspect, along with a requirement to conduct group discussion scenarios.

Assessment is through continuous assessment in the form of a Portfolio:

Listening

1. two pieces of research at home based on TED talks.

Speaking

1. an in-class small group discussion.
2. an individual tutorial.

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