LANG20150 English for General Purposes 6

Academic Year 2024/2025

This module is designed for international students who have a B2 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 presentations on longer, demanding topics and will focus on the writing of well-structured, detailed texts on complex subjects. 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 detailed presentation on a complex subject (spoken production)
• discuss a detailed subject in a fluent manner (spoken interaction)
• understand the main points in a wide range of spoken texts (listening)
• recognise significant points in complex texts (reading)
• write detailed texts on complex 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 Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Participation in Learning Activities: Attendance and participation mark, based on attendance, assignments and participation in the module Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4, Week 5, Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, Week 10, Week 11, Week 12 Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

10

No
Practical Skills Assessment: Midterm exam - short listening, reading and writing test, usually in Week 6 Week 6 Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

10

No
Practical Skills Assessment: Listening exam, usually in Week 11 Week 11 Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

15

No
Practical Skills Assessment: Oral exam, usually in Week 12 Week 12 Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

25

No
Exam (In-person): Reading and writing exam, to be scheduled ahead of the main End-of-Trimester Exams - date and time to be confirmed End of trimester
Duration:
1 hr(s)
Alternative linear conversion grade scale 40% No

40

No

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 on request.