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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title English Language in Use
Module Code EN371
School SALIS
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Fiona Gallagher
Semester 2: Fiona Gallagher
Autumn: Fiona Gallagher
Module TeachersFiona Gallagher
Martin Toal
Catherine Geraghty
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 7.5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only

This module aims to enhance the communciation skills of students whose level of English is equivalent to CEFR B2 or higher. There will be a particular focus on the development of the four language skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) and on broadening students' vocabulary and syntactical range so that they can communicate easily on a wide range of topics. Materials used in this module are mainly pitched at CEFR level C1

Learning Outcomes

1. give their opinions and participate in discussions on a wide range of topical issues
2. communicate effectively in written format on a range of contemporary topics
3. understand the key points of a range of moderately complex oral and written texts with relative ease
4. communicate effectively as part of a multicultural group
5. manage, interpret and create meaning using a variety of digital devices and tools

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture36Participation in weekly timetabled sessions
Independent Study121Further study in particular language areas; engagement with supplementary learning materials and texts in English Preparation for CA assessments
Group work30self-arranged discussion with peers on topics covered in class; self-arranged study groups with peers on particular language areas;
Total Workload: 187

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

language development
Students' language skills will improve through completion of a range of tasks, both individual and group-based

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Assignmentwriting tasks30%Sem 1 End
Practical/skills evaluationoral aural skills40%Sem 1 End
In Class Testlanguage skills test30%Sem 1 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
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