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ET2002   Academic English 2

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 8

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: 4.00 pm Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri

This module provides students with a more advanced understanding of, and practice in, the conventions of Academic English in a British university context. The module will focus particularly on writing skills and seminar skills. There will be an emphasis on improving students' ability to study proactively and productively, developing the ability to handle sources: reading academic texts effectively and developing note-taking and summarising skills. Teaching is conducted in small groups, with active student participation required.

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 speaker of english, have a pass at higher, A-Level or equivalent in english

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 = 20%, 1 - 1.5-hour Listening Examination = 20%, Coursework = 60%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 20%
Practical examinations : 20%
Coursework: 60%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 50% , 1 - 1.5-hour Listening Examination = 50%


Module coordinator: Mr J Hughes
Module teaching staff: Mr J Harvey