EL7200 Academic English for Postgraduate Media Students

This course is for non-native international postgraduate students from MA Media programmes

This course has 2 modules. Each module is 8 weeks. You can choose to study one or both modules

Module 1

Availability October 
Duration 8 weeks
Classes 2 hours a week
Module leader Dagmara Grabas
Contact insessional@le.ac.uk

Course Content

  • Discuss issues connected to media
  • Learn how to read academic texts critically
  • Identify the author’s opinion in academic texts
  • Learn how to develop an effective argument
  • Write a paragraph to summarise, paraphrase and link different authors’ opinions
  • Recognise sentence functions in a paragraph
  • Use evaluative language to express your opinion on sources, both in writing and speaking
  • Use sources to support your argument
  • Evaluate an introduction and conclusion you have written for your course
  • Reference your sources correctly in line with the media department requirements
  • Expand your discipline-specific and general academic vocabulary
  • Collect fixed academic phrases for writing
  • Revise complex grammatical structures used in academic writing
  • Apply these language items or features to your own writing

Module 2

Availability January 
Duration 8 weeks
Classes 2 hours a week
Module leader Dagmara Grabas
Contact insessional@le.ac.uk

Course Content

  • Study grammatical features to write your dissertation title
  • Write formal and extended definitions for your literature review
  • Analyse the function and features of a literature review
  • Analyse the function and features of a methodology chapter
  • Analyse the function and features of a findings and discussion chapter
  • Analyse the function and features of a dissertation proposal
  • Revise the use of cohesive devices to make links between different sources in your writing
  • Expand your discipline-specific and general academic vocabulary
  • Collect fixed academic phrases for dissertation writing
  • Revise complex grammatical structures used in academic writing
  • Apply these language items or features to your own writing