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CODE ENG0426

 
TITLE Proficiency in English

 
LEVEL 00 - Mod Pre-Tert, Foundation, Proficiency & DegreePlus

 
ECTS CREDITS 2

 
DEPARTMENT Centre for English Language Proficiency

 
DESCRIPTION The purpose of ‘Proficiency in English’ is to create an awareness of the difficulties students encounter when communicating in English during their studies at university, both at undergraduate and postgraduate level. It also aims to equip them with the necessary tools to improve their level of proficiency in the English language.

Study-unit Aims

The study-unit aims:
• to improve and consolidate accuracy and fluency in the English Language;
• to provide the opportunity to practise specific language skills while focusing on students’ needs;
• to provide students with language tools for becoming autonomous learners, able to identify their weaknesses and analyse their own work independently.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
• demonstrate grammar accuracy;
• use self-study resources;
• have greater familiarity with academic vocabulary.

2. Skills:

By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:
• possess self-awareness in English language usage;
• analyse, assess and edit writing tasks;
• acquire the necessary skills to carry out further English language study independently.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings:

• Quirk, R., Greenbaum, S., Leech, G. and Svartvik, J. (1985) A Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language, Essex: Pearson Education Limited.
• Smalzer, W. R. (2005) Write to be Read, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
• Carter, R., Goddard, A., Reah, D., Sanger, K. and Bowring, M. (1997) Working with Texts: A core introduction to language analysis, London: Routledge.
• Parrott, M. (2000) Grammar for English Language Teachers, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
• Halliday, M.A. K. and Hasan, R. (1976) Cohesion in English.

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Resit Availability Weighting
Classwork No 100%

 
LECTURER/S Larissa Attard

 
The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
It should be noted that all the information in the study-unit description above applies to the academic year 2017/8, if study-unit is available during this academic year, and may be subject to change in subsequent years.
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Undergraduate Timetable Semester 1 2017/2018 With Venues
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September Examinations Timetable 2017 Final
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September Examinations Timetable 2017
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Undergraduate Semester 1 Timetable 2017/2018
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MA TESOL Semester 1 Timetable 2017/2018
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Undergraduate Semester 2 Timetable 2016/2017
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Postgraduate Semester 2 Timetable 2016/2017
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January Examinations Timetable 2016/17
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First Year Students Registrations
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September Examinations Timetable 2016
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Undergraduate Semester 1 Timetable 2016/2017
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Postgraduate Semester 1 Timetable 2016/2017
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