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Access Programme 2011-2012

Module Title: Language for Study III
ENG 009
Semester 4: 2011-2012

Module Leader:Hediyeh Golmohamad
Room S.10 Email:

Instructor: Lone Bendixen Goulani
Room S.1





Welcome to Language for Study III. The purpose of this course is to enhance students’ linguistic ability and knowledge of academic skills and activities to equip students for success in undergraduate level study.

Course Description

The module draws on language from Skills for Study III to build vocabulary, grammatical competency, and refine pronunciation, prepare students to understand nuances of spoken and written communication as well as execute accurate use of spoken and written academic work.

Learning Outcomes

1. Develop abilities to use lexical and grammatical knowledge to critically evaluate discourse presented in academic forms. 2. Understand and evaluate persuasive elements in research and discourse. 3. Demonstrate linguistic proficiency to write a critical response to a standpoint or researched position. 4. Produce a range of lexical, phonological, and grammatical features of language to orally respond to excerpts of spoken and written discourse expressing a standpoint or researched position.

Course Outline*

Delivery Plan|
Week 1| Unit 1: An electronic world(Part A)Lesson1: Introduction to the module and syllabus.Lesson 2: Understanding spoken information: identify features of fluent speech. Understand how pauses, intonation and stress influence listeners. pp.7-13| Week 2| (Part B)Lesson 3: Become familiar with different types of written text: refer to authors’ ideas. Identify persuasive language. pp. 14-22(Part C)Lesson 4: Investigating: identify grammatical structure of reporting verbs. Identify reporting-verb collocations. pp.23-30 | Week 3| (Part D)Lesson 5: Reporting in speech: identify intonation and new information. Identify and use tones for authority and finishing a topic. pp.31-37Practise/mock Exam(Part E)Lesson 6: Reporting in writing: identify general-specific structure in introductions. Identify linking words. Write and paraphrase definitions using academic nouns. pp.38-46| Week 4| Unit 2: New frontiers(Part A)Lesson 1: Follow lectures in English: recognise and use stressed and unstressed syllables. pp.48-53(Part B)Lesson 2: Understanding written information: identify signposting for written arguments. Identify assumptions. pp.54-61| Week 5| (Part C)Lesson 3: Investigating: identify and use hedging devices. Identify vocabulary used in stating premises. pp.62-69(Part D)Lesson 4: Reporting in speech: refer to graphics and visual data. Refer to sources in a presentation. pp.70-77| Week 6| (Part E)Lesson 5: Reporting in writing: link sentences and paragraphs. pp.78-85Lesson 6: Review of Unit 2| Week 7| Unit 3: The individual in society(Part A)Lesson 1: Identify the language of speculation. pp.87-97(Part B)Lesson 2: Understand written information: understand the way claims are made and evaluate them in a context. pp.98-105| Week 8| (Part C)Lesson 3: Investigating: reconstruct information from notes. Synthesise information from sources. pp.106-114(Part D)Lesson 4: Reporting in speech: summarise key aspects of research. Present an oral argument with different viewpoints. pp.115-124| Week 9| (Part E)Lesson 5: Reporting in writing: identify and use substitution and ellipsis. Identify and use different ways of paraphrasing. pp.125-133Lesson 6: Review of Unit 3| Week 10| Unit 4: Choices (Part A)Lesson 1: listen critically: identify and understand repetition. Identify stance markers. pp.135-144(Part B)Lesson 2: Critically evaluate logic in texts: identify emphasis in academic texts. Identify and understand analogy in academic texts. pp.135-144 | Week...
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