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Archived Version 2022 - 2023

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NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This module will focus on developing students' vocabulary range and mastery of grammatical structures and functions in English at CEF level C1+ and C2 so that they can communicate with a very high degree of precision, accuracy and ease in even the most complex and sensitive situations. There will also be a focus on all four language skills so that students can operate to a very high degree of sophistication and fluency in their use of English, using English with due attention to appropriacy and register. Minimum exit level for this module is C1(CEFR)

Learning Outcomes

1. convey finer shades of meaning precisely and accurately for social, academic and professional purposes
2. identify and use a range of cultural allusions and idiomatic expressions
3. employ a range of reading and listening strategies in order to fully understand the finer points of arguments and opinions contained in complex written and oral texts with relative ease
4. demonstrate an ability to manage collocational and connotative features of language effectively
5. identify and adopt a variety of stylistic features of language appropriate to a particular language register and genre
6. manage, interpret and create meaning using a variety of digital devices and tools

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Independent Study71reading for assignments; writing assignments; practising and extending language; correcting
Lecture24Participation in and engagement with tasks during weekly timetabled sessions
Directed learning30Post-class review of materials and learning focus; completion of set 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

Language course which contains topics of general interest and which seeks to enhance lexical and grammatical use

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Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
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TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
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
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