Module title: English for Professional Purposes 7a

SCQF level: 10:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LNG10126
Module leader: Anne Campbell
School The Business School
Subject area group: Tourism and Languages
Prerequisites

LNG09105 LNG 09111
English for Professional Purposes 5 or 6
English modules Placement Test
This module works at CEFR C1/C2.

2018/9, Trimester 1, Face-to-Face, Edinburgh Napier University
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: Face-to-Face
Location of delivery: CRAIGLOCKHAR
Partner: Edinburgh Napier University
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Francesca MacKenney
Module Organiser:


Learning, Teaching and Assessment (LTA) Approach:
Learning & teaching methods:
Teaching for this module is in tutorial form and highly interactive. Emphasis is placed on enhancing students' speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. Use of WebCT Vista and other relevant multimedia facilities facilitates practice, revision and independent learning. Students' portfolios will reflect their ability to study independently; they will also contain tutorial assignments.

The development of research, communication and independent learning skills is an integral part of this module's LTA approach. In addition, the module provides the students with the opportunity to become familiar with cultures other than their own, thereby enhancing their international outlook.

Summative assessment takes place in weeks 14/15 (report written under exam conditions). The portfolio includes examples of both formative assessment and summative assessment. The assessments are designed to be suitable for students from a range of different backgrounds and first languages. Extra support may be available as appropriate.

Embedding of employability/PDP/scholarship skills;

Communication skills are enhanced by learning a second language; the ability to synthesise and discuss a number of authentic documents; time management and self-direction.

Assessment (formative and summative);

Formative assessment takes the form of practice report writing. Summative assessment takes place in week 13 (submission of the portfolio) and 14/15 (exam).

Research/ teaching linkages;

The modes of delivery and assessment are informed by current research in applied linguistics and second language acquisition.

Supporting equality and diversity;

Teaching materials are available on WebCT and on the languages server as well as in hard copy. Assessments are designed to be fair to students from a range of backgrounds and different first languages.

Internationalisation;

Learning a foreign language gives an entry to another culture and wo

Formative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Summative Assessment:
The University is currently undertaking work to improve the quality of information provided on methods of assessment and feedback. Please refer to the section on Learning and Teaching Approaches above for further information about this module’s learning, teaching and assessment practices, including formative and summative approaches.

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Practical classes and workshops 36
Independent Learning Guided independent study 162
Face To Face Centrally Timetabled (Digital) Exam 2
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200


Assessment
Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Portfolio 50 1,2 13 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Centrally Time Tabled Examination 50 3 14/15 HOURS= 0, WORDS= 0
Component 1 subtotal: 50
Component 2 subtotal: 50
Module subtotal: 100

Description of module content:

Revision of relevant complex structures and advanced lexis, in particular those used in report writing. Practice in reading authentic documents and analysis of the same in trems of register and genre. Synthesising information from a range of sources in individual and group work. Practice in report writing.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Synthesise and integrate information from a variety of authentic professional sources in English.
LO2: Apply advanced level language skills to write fluently and accurately in English on a variety of business and professional topics.
LO3: Write a cogently argued, well structured report in English on a business or professional topic.

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:

Core - MARTIN HEWINGS (2005) ADVANCED GRAMMAR IN USE: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2nd ed. - ISBN: 0521532914
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