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Archived Version 2018 - 2019

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NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 7.5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

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.

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
Lecture36No Description
Independent Study121No Description
Group work30No Description
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 Assessment% Examination Weight%
Course Work Breakdown
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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