English Language Teaching Unit

EL7000 Academic English for Postgraduate Students

This course is for international postgraduate students whose first language is not English. It is primarily for CSSAH students

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 Sue Wallin
Contact insessional@le.ac.uk

Module Content

  • Develop strategies to help you with your academic reading
  • Explore ways of expanding your general academic and subject specific vocabulary
  • Recognize common organizational features of texts
  • Learn how to understand assessment briefs and plan and develop ideas for assessment on your master's
  • Practise presenting on your academic subject
  • Describe, compare and present data related to your academic subject
  • Practise using paraphrasing strategies
  • Analyse and use cohesive devices to improve your writing
  • Apply the key stages of a good introduction and conclusion to your writing

Module 2

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

Module Content

  • Ask for and respond to help with research projects such as your dissertation.
  • Recognise the authority of academic resources
  • Use techniques for sentence level and text level paraphrasing
  • Analyse the organization of literature reviews
  • Employ techniques for being persuasive and refuting arguments
  • Write an extended definition
  • Respond to and ask challenging questions
  • Understand the organization of and the differences between abstracts and introductions

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