LANG10610 Acad Listening & Speaking II

Academic Year 2022/2023

Continuing from Autumn, the Academic Listening and Speaking II module is aimed at helping students to further develop their aural and oral skills and language for academic purposes.

The listening component of this module exposes students to a variety of academic content to enable them to expand their academic listening and note-taking skills. The speaking component focuses on refining skills for participation in classroom discussions, seminars and debates, as well as skills required for (individual and group) oral presentations based on research into areas of students’ academic disciplines. The module also offers students the opportunity to further develop their general academic and subject-specific language knowledge and use. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and develop strategies for improving specific language skills independently.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

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

- critically evaluate information and take effective notes when listening to academic lectures on a variety of topics
- contribute to group discussions, seminars and debates with an advanced level of oral fluency
- plan and deliver a group presentation on a given academic topic and a research presentation on a topic from their academic discipline
- use general academic and subject-specific language with accuracy and precision
- identify their language learning strengths and weaknesses and take appropriate actions for further development

Indicative Module Content:

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module is delivered via small group teaching with classes having a maximum of 18 students. Classes are both teacher and student-led depending on the intended learning objectives of lessons. Students are expected to work collaboratively (in pairs and groups), participate in seminar discussions, give individual and group presentations, as well as to engage in various independent study tasks throughout the semester. 
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
Class Test: Listening Test Week 8 n/a Graded No


Oral Examination: Seminar discussion 1 hour End of Trimester Exam n/a Graded No


Presentation: Group presentation Week 12 n/a Graded No


Examination: Aural Examination 1 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No


Presentation: Research Presentation Week 12 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