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Undergraduate Course: Foundation English for Academic Purposes 2 (ENAI07009)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) Credits15
Home subject areaEnglish - Academic (International Students Only) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course is for students on the HSS International Foundation Programme only. It is not available to undergraduate or postgraduate students.

Foundation English for Academic Purposes 2 is designed to improve the students' English knowledge and skills to the point where they can participate effectively in undergraduate courses in Humanities or Social Science. With that aim in mind, FEAP 2 will focus on the development of students' critical thinking and presentation skills. Critical Thinking sessions cover issues such as the identifying sound or poor argumentation in academic texts and recognising suasion and bias, and culminate in participation in - and analysis of - a group seminar. Presentation Skills sessions address such aspects of effective presentation as the use of visuals, phrasing and emphasis in vocal delivery, and making a strong conclusion. Together, these two strands complement the work done in Foundation English for Academic Purposes 1 on academic reading, writing and vocabulary, to provide the students with the tools required for effective undergraduate study.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  12
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 150 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 3, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 147 )
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 this course, students should be able to:
- understand the role of critical thinking in the British university context
- demonstrate the linguistic skills needed to express positive and negative evaluations of text content
- participate with confidence in seminars/tutorials
- give an effective presentation in English
- analyse and critique others' presentations
Assessment Information
This course will be assessed by two components.
1. Oral presentation (10 minutes, followed by 10 minutes of questions/answers and discussion), weighted at 50%.
2. Critical review (1,250-1,500 words) of two academic readings from those used in the non-EAP components for session two, counting as 50%.

To pass, students must achieve a minimum of 40% in the combined mark (and a minimum of 30% in each assessment component).
Special Arrangements
Students must only be enrolled by the Office of Lifelong Learning.
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list HSS FEAP students will have individual access to the electronic Academic Content dictionary (item 1) in the ELTC computer lab and will be issued with their own copies of item 2.

1. Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary (2011) Cambridge University Press.

2. Nukui C. & Brooks, J. (2007) Critical Thinking. Reading: Garnet Education. ISBN 978-1-859649-20-6.

In addition, they will receive copies of the FEAP materials (Presentation Skills) being prepared by ELTC staff.
Study Abroad Not entered
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Course organiserMr Anthony Elloway
Tel: (0131 6)50 6200
Course secretaryMrs Anthea Coleman-Chan
Tel: (0131 6)51 1589
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