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ET1002   English as a Foreign Language B

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 7

Semester: 2

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 examines aspects and genres of English, such as idiomatic language, journalese, and drama. The approach is similar to ET1001 in that developing communicative skills is regarded as the main aim of the module. The module will examine what constitutes writing appropriately and effectively in a variety of non-academic contexts. Lectures in aspects of British literature and cinema will provide a greater understanding of British culture.

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: 44

Guided independent study hours: 156

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 L Thirkell