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English For Academic Purposes (Module)

Module description

All students need to be able to meet the linguistic demands of a course of study - and this need is critical if they are studying in a second or foreign language. This module focuses on the central problem of written communication in academic contexts, and gives participants an opportunity to develop an understanding of the language and teaching issues that are central to EAP programmes. The module draws on a range of important theoretical and descriptive frameworks in building an account of how best we can help EAP students - in particular functional systemic linguistics, genre analysis, and corpus linguistics. It also give practical insights into how to use this understanding in preparing practical courses for students studying in English.

Apart from this focus on teaching writing, this module gives students the chance to focus on important issues in EAP - in particular: preparing for the IELTS test, study skills, needs analysis and the management of EAP courses.

*Please note that although all module information is correct for the 2020/21 academic year, it is subject to change for subsequent academic years.

Staff information

Dr Ursula Wingate

Teaching pattern

Not applicable

Module assessment - more information

  • 1 x 3,500 word assignment (100%)

Key information

Module code 7SSEE002

Credit level 7

Assessment coursework

Credit value 15

Semester summer session 1

Study abroad module Yes