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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : English - Academic (International Students Only)

Undergraduate Course: General and Academic English for International Students (ENAI07003)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits60
Home subject areaEnglish - Academic (International Students Only) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course helps international students with 5.5 IELTS to improve their knowledge and use of English in both general and academic contexts. The morning General English component (9.15-10.45 daily) provides structured progression through a syllabus of grammar and vocabulary building with reading skills. The afternoon Academic English component (14.00-15.50 on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday) includes: study management, basic research skills, listening and note-taking, discussion skills and writing.

Students are also are expected to devise a programme of independent study using ELTC self-access centre (in afternoon opening hours) and to maintain a learning journal for this independent study, which forms part of the course assessment.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Set textbook for afternoon classes: "Study Skills in English" by MJ Wallace ISBN 9780521 533850 - approximately 15.00. There is no need to buy the accompanying CD.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesOverall 5.5 IELTS with a minimum of 5.5 in each section (or TOEFL equivalents).
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students should have:
- learnt efficient use of study time
- acquired basic research skills
- become more confident in small-group discussion
- improved their English vocabulary and grammar
- extended their writing repertoire
- written an academic essay under time constraints
Assessment Information
* For the General English component, students will be assessed on the basis of the learning journal kept throughout the semester.
* For Academic English, a timed essay (500-600 words)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsGeneral English, Academic English, non-native speakers
Contacts
Course organiserMr Brian Parkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 6200
Email: B.Parkinson@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMr Brian Parkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 6200
Email: B.Parkinson@ed.ac.uk
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