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Undergraduate Course: English for General and Academic Purposes Term 3 (LLLG07112)

Course Outline
SchoolCentre for Open Learning CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits0 ECTS Credits0
SummaryThis multi-level course for students whose first language is not English aims to provide comprehensive and supported general and academic learning in all relevant areas of English language, giving students the opportunity to increase their knowledge of English grammar and vocabulary and develop their academic and professional reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
Course description This multi-level course is aimed mainly at those who wish to improve their English language before starting a degree course in the UK. It would also be useful for students with a general background who wish to improve their English in a university setting.

Our learning environment gives students the flexibility to choose the strands and options which best suit their needs. The day begins with Integrated Language Improvement (Strand A), which all students attend. In the second strand (Strand B) of the morning, students have the option of choosing English for Academic Purposes or English Skills for General Purposes. In the afternoon (Strand C), students can choose from a number of skills-based or topic-based options including IELTS preparation.

Students are placed in groups according to performance in our placement test, and buy their own core course books (normally 2 books per term). There are 20 teaching hours per week, Monday to Friday.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Students buy key coursebooks (approx. £50 / term)
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Communicate more effectively and independently in a variety of contexts both orally and in writing
  2. Produce written texts of various types, develop an argument, describe or recount events and observe the conventions of the genre within which they are writing
  3. Listen with increased confidence to live and recorded English texts and be better able to process meaning from these same texts
  4. Focus better on accuracy in grammar and lexis, particularly in terms of monitoring own language use and proof reading
  5. Use appropriate learning and study skills to help improve independent learning strategies
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Enquiry and lifelong learning; aspiration and personal development; outlook and engagement; research and enquiry; personal and intellectual autonomy; personal effectiveness; communication.
Course organiserMr Anthony Elloway
Tel: (0131 6)50 6200
Course secretaryMs Kameliya Skerleva
Tel: (0131 6)51 1855
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