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ET1001   English as a Foreign Language A

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Please note that students on degree programmes in St Andrews who use English as an Additional Language cannot take 1000 and 2000 level ET modules concurrently. However, this restriction does not apply to exchange students, who can take 1000 and 2000 level ET modules concurrently

Planned timetable: 3.00 pm Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri

This module is designed to improve the communicative English skills of students whose first language is not English. It aims to develop skills such as problem-solving and expressing opinions in English. The purpose of the module is to develop students' confidence in the day-to-day use of English outside the classroom, helping students to communicate more effectively in writing and speaking in a variety of non-academic styles. Lectures on British culture will enhance the students' understanding of life in twenty-first century Britain.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): In taking this module you must be a User of English as an Additional Language

Anti-requisite(s): Student must not be a native speaker of English, have a pass at Higher, A-Level or equivalent in English or ET1009

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 4 compulsory classes

Scheduled learning hours: 40

Guided independent study hours: 160

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 40%, Coursework = 60%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 40%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 60%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Ms Georgina Lloyd (gl33)