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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Advanced English Language Skills 2
Module Code EN241
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Barra Oseaghdha
Semester 2: Barra Oseaghdha
Autumn: Barra Oseaghdha
Module TeachersBarra Oseaghdha
Fiona Gallagher
Martin Toal
Catherine Geraghty
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

The purpose of this module is to improve the skills of reading, listening and writing in general English; To develop language learning strategies and techniques; To increase awareness of English-speaking cultures and societies. Materials used in this module are mainly pitched at CEFR level C1

Learning Outcomes

1. Use effective reading strategies and techniques when dealing with complex written texts
2. Use a wide range of commonly used lexical chunks and structures accurately and fluently
3. Plan, organise and produce appropriate written texts in a variety of contexts.
4. Extract information from reasonably sophisticated aural text.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Online activity28No Description
Independent Study48No Description
Assignment Completion25No Description
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Reading texts
Varieties of English; contemporary literary texts; world newspapers for general topics mainly pitched at C1 level (CEFR)

Strategies for effective reading

spoken language

Strategies for effective listening

Production of a range of writing texts with an emphasis on practical text production such as notes/reports/essays

Development of writing strategies"

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
In Class Testn/a50%Week 10
In Class Testn/a50%Sem 2 End
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

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