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

Undergraduate Course: Academic English for International Students 2 (pm) (ENAI07005)

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) Credits20
Home subject areaEnglish - Academic (International Students Only) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course is designed to increase participants' ability to plan, undertake and report small-scale academic research in written and spoken form. The main course components are: Critical reading and text analysis; Discussion skills; Presentation skills; and work on two Projects (one collaborative and the other individual).
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Academic English for International Students 2 (ENAI07002)
Other requirements None
Additional Costs There is one set book for the course: "Study Speaking" by Anderson, Maclean and Lynch ISBN 9780521 533966. It costs around 15.00 and it is not necessary to buy the accompanying audio CD.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesOverall 6.5 IELTS with a minimum of 6.0 in each section (or TOEFL equivalents). Students who have not taken IELTS or TOEFL will be asked to take an entry test on on Wednesday 5 December (2 pm) OR Wednesday 16 January (2 pm) at ELTC, Paterson's Land,Moray House to determine whether they have reached the required level for the course. They should enrol for one of these tests 2 days in advance at
**Space in this course is limited, therefore entry is strictly controlled and monitored by the CHSS Visiting Student Office. Please refer all interested students to the VSO, 3rd Floor, DHT or ask them to email us at for availability.**
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  16
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information Please note: Course starts in week 2.
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students will have completed two cycles of research, involving
- selection and scoping of a feasible research topic
- location and critical reading of relevant sources
- selection of material for citation
- first draft of the written text
- response to feedback on the draft
- revision, editing and proofreading
- bibliographic presentation
- presentation of the final text
- communication of the findings in oral form
Assessment Information
An individual project (1,750 - 2,000 words) on a topic related to English language learning.
A 10-minute presentation on the individual project.
Special Arrangements
**Places on this course are very limited, therefore admission is strictly monitored. Interested students should be referred - in person - to the Visiting Student Office, 3rd Floor DHT for further info/advice on enrolment**
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
KeywordsAcademic English, non-native speakers
Course organiserMiss Agnes Young
Tel: (0131 6)50 9419
Course secretaryMr Brian Parkinson
Tel: (0131 6)50 6200
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