LANG10590 Acad Listening & Speaking I

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is designed to help students develop the academic aural and oral skills required for successful participation in an English-medium higher education environment.

Students are introduced to the structure of academic lectures, listening comprehension strategies and practice in note-taking while listening. They have the opportunity to develop their spoken production skills through short presentations on academic topics and their spoken interaction skills through active participation in seminars and group discussions. Classroom activities also help students to become more fluent speakers and expand the range of language used for different functional purposes (e.g. expressing opinion, giving reasons/explanations, etc.).

The module is delivered via small group, face-to-face teaching. Additional learning materials, online resources and activities are provided via Brightspace to facilitate guided independent study and group work.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

- employ lecture listening and note-taking skills and strategies
- plan and deliver academic presentations
- actively participate in academic seminar discussions
- produce accurate and appropriate academic language in a fluent manner

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module is delivered via small group, face-to-face teaching.
Classes are both teacher and student-led depending on the intended learning objectives of sessions.
Students are expected to work collaboratively (in pairs and groups), review a wide range of academic sources and participate in seminar discussions, give presentations, as well as to engage in various independent study tasks throughout the course. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

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


Class Test: Mid-Term Aural Test Week 6 n/a Graded No


Examination: Final Aural Exam Week 12 No Graded No


Examination: Final Oral Exam (Seminar Discussion) Week 12 No Graded No


Continuous Assessment: Attendance/Participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Mr Eugene Ryan Tutor
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) - Autumn: All Weeks Mon 09:00 - 10:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Thurs 14:00 - 15:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks Tues 16:00 - 17:50