EL7600 Academic English Support for School of Museum Studies

This course is for MA students in Museum Studies and Art, Museum and Gallery Studies (AMAGS).

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

Term 1

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

Course content

  • Analyse texts related to your discipline to identify
    • useful language
    • text organization
    • author stance and voice
    • academic conventions common to your field
  • Apply these language items or features to your own writing or speaking
  • Study evaluative language to critique a text
  • Study how to use the Academic Word List to aid your writing
  • Study and practice paraphrasing strategies
  • Write summaries with improved clarity
  • Study the language and organisation used in an academic presentation
  • Identify the key features of an academic introduction and conclusion in your field and apply the language noticed to your own writing
  • Use a listening strategy to become a more critical and active listener
  • Have an opportunity to rewrite sections of your own writing after group corrective feedback sessions
  • Access independent study resources which give opportunities for continued language and skills development

Term 2

Availability February 
Duration 8 weeks
Classes 2 hours a week
Module leader Janice Hinckfuss
Contact insessional@le.ac.uk

Course content

  • Recognize and produce discipline-specific genres of writing other than academic essays: feature article, acquisition notes, exhibition critique, exhibition proposal (latter three AMAGS only)
  • Recognize the language used to describe the purpose of a piece of research and apply it to their own context
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of dissertation titles as areas of study
  • Use research questions to be precise about their area of study and use language to describe research and study aims
  • Evaluate a dissertation proposal 
  • Use persuasive language in the production of a cover letter
  • Recognize and analyse the types of organization patterns used in a literature review
  • Answer a range of questions which might be asked at interview