Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE English Proficiency

LEVEL 01 - Year 1 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Centre for English Language Proficiency

DESCRIPTION The study-unit is designed to address problems of English proficiency at undergraduate level; provide language support that may be useful to the students' undergraduate studies; improve written and spoken grammar accuracy.

Study-unit Aims:

The study-unit aims to improve the students' level of proficiency in English.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- broaden their range of sentence structure varying in complexity;
- improve their knowledge of the structure of English;
- work with a variety of text types;
- review their basic organisational strategies;
- discern the subtleties and effectiveness of punctuation;
- identify the function of, and write effective, topic sentences;
- identify and correct errors in their own writing.

2. Skills:
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- write a text using a variety of complex sentence patterns;
- use appropriate verb tense according to section type;
- punctuate accurately and effectively;
- use cohesive devices to link paragraphs, and ideas throughout a piece of writing
- improve note-taking and paraphrasing skills;
- write effective topic sentences and appropriate supporting sentences;
- edit their own writing.

Main Text/s and any supplementary readings

Students will be made aware of resource material they can make use of individually to improve their grasp of the language on an ongoing basis.


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Classwork SEM1 No 100%

LECTURER/S Larissa Jonk

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