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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Oral Skills Advanced
Module Code EN321
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Martin Toal
Semester 2: Martin Toal
Autumn: Martin Toal
Module TeachersFiona Gallagher
Martin Toal
Catherine Geraghty
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

To promote oral fluency at an advanced level; to highlight some of the more difficult areas of syntax and vocabulary associated with advanced fluency; to develop students' awareness of register and appropriate language in spoken situations;to improve and develop oral skills at individual and group level as a transferable skill. Materials used in this module are mainly pitched at CEFR level B2.2 or higher

Learning Outcomes

1. Participate effectively in discussions.
2. Defend a point of view coherently.
3. Demonstrate a good standard of pronunciation and intonation.
4. Research and orally present key points about a topic in a coherent, structured manner.
5. Summarise information orally.
6. manage, interpret and create meaning using a variety of digital devices and tools

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Independent Study101researching and planning for discussion; completion of language tasks
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

Indicative content
A number of topics will be presented and discussed over the course of the module. Emphasis will be on pair / group discussions to promote fluency and accuracy in formal and informal oral discourse.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Practical/skills evaluationinformal oral discussion30%n/a
Practical/skills evaluationResearch and present key points about a topic70%n/a
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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    Date of Last Revision04-JUN-10

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