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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title English Reading and Writing Skills
Module Code EN375
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Barra Oseaghdha
Semester 2: Barra Oseaghdha
Autumn: Barra Oseaghdha
Module TeachersBarra Oseaghdha
Fiona Gallagher
Martin Toal
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module will focus on helping students attain a Lower Advanced level of written English.. There will be a focus on general reading and writing skills. In addition, there will be a focus on widening students' vocabulary range and improving their mastery of grammatical structures and functions in English Materials used in this module are mainly pitched at CEFR level B2

Learning Outcomes

1. demonstrate a good command of a wide range of vocabulary so that effective communication can take place in a broad range of situations
2. employ effective reading techniques and strategies in order to fully understand detailed reading texts in a range of genres and formats
3. use a good level of linguistic knowledge in order to express themselves coherently in writing
4. students will be able to plan and organise their writing effectively in a range of genres and styles
5. students will be able to write using an appropriate style and register
6. students will be able to describe their opinions and critically reflect on the opinions of others

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24participation in weekly timetabled sessions. This also involves engaging in group discussions and various tasks during the sessions
Independent Study71practising English; reading for assignments; writing assignments
Directed learning30Post-class review of materials and learning focus; completion of set homework and further study 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

reading and writing skills
Using a variety of authentic reading texts and writing tasks, students will be given practice in reading and writing. Strategies to improve their reading skills and to plan and organise their writing effectively will be highlighted. Language points and lexical items will be dealt with as they arise from the texts and tasks. Students can expect to revise, consolidate and extend their command of previously encountered structure and lexis and to broaden their ability to function in a variety of situations, using a broad range of different formats.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Practical/skills evaluationclass writing tasks50%As required
Practical/skills evaluationreading tasks50%As required
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
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