LANG10040 English for Academic Purposes 5

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is designed for international students who have a B1 level of English and wish to improve their English for personal and professional development in an academic environment. Students will improve their understanding of native speaker usage in an academic setting. The aim of this class is to help students read academic texts more effectively and critically and listen to lectures in order to summarize points of view. Students will have the opportunity to evaluate their performance on short presentations on academic topics and will develop the ability to analyse research findings in a formal academic style. Aspects of Irish academic culture will be introduced through written and spoken texts and classroom discussions. This module will be delivered via small group teaching with classes having a maximum of 18 students. Students will also have access to extra resources and materials via the Virtual Learning Environment, Brightspace.

Entrance to all English language modules is based on the completion of the English Placement Test. Please register online for the placement test at:
If you have previously completed an English module with us and wish to progress to the next level, please send an email to

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Students who achieve at least a B grade in this module should be able to:

• give a short presentation on an academic topic (spoken production)
• discuss an academic topic in a reasonably fluent manner (spoken interaction)
• understand the main points in a range of complex texts (listening)
• recognise significant points in complex texts on concrete and abstract topics (reading)
• write clear detailed texts in an academic style (writing)

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Small Group


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module involves an interactive small group class using pair work and task-based activities. Students prepare short academic presentations in their area of study and work on critical writing. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Exclusions:

Native speakers of English

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Examination: Oral Examination Week 12 No Graded No


Examination: Mid-Term Examination Week 6 No Graded No


Examination: Written examination 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Attendance: Attendance and participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Examination: Aural Examination Week 11 No Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
Repeat Within Two Trimesters
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback provided individually to students, post midterm. Feedback on summative assessment on request.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 Tues 15:00 - 16:50
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Tues 15:00 - 16:50
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 7 Tues 15:00 - 16:50
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 11:00 - 12:50