LANG10320 English General 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. Students will improve their understanding of native speaker usage in a university setting. This is an integrated skills module which focuses on accuracy and fluency in speaking and writing and improving reading and listening skills. Students will have the opportunity to develop their oral proficiency through short presentations on detailed topics and will focus on improving fluency and accuracy in writing. Aspects of Irish life and 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 our English Placement Test. Please register online for the placement test at: https://www.ucd.ie/cegl/programmes/glm/placement_tests/
If you have previously completed an English module with us and wish to progress to the next level, please send an email to languages@ucd.ie

For more information about the Centre for English and Global Languages modules (formerly Applied Language Centre) see https://www.ucd.ie/cegl/programmes/glm/

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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 a detailed subject (spoken production)
• discuss a detailed subject in a fluent manner (spoken interaction)
• understand the main points in a range of spoken texts (listening)
• recognise significant points in complex texts (reading)
• write detailed texts on a wide range of subjects (writing)

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Specified Learning Activities

30

Autonomous Student Learning

46

Small Group

24

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This module involves an interactive small group class using pair work and task-based activities. Students prepare short presentations and short writing assignments.
 
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: Mid-Term Examination Week 6 No Graded No

10

Examination: Oral examination Week 12 No Graded No

25

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

40

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

10

Examination: Aural examination Week 11 No Graded No

15


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
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 given individually to students following midterm. Feedback on summative assessment upon request.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Wed 13:00 - 13:50
Small Group Offering 3 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 16:00 - 17:50
Autumn
     
Spring
     
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Mon 13:00 - 13:50
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 13:00 - 13:50
Spring