LANG10610 Acad Listening & Speaking II

Academic Year 2020/2021

Continuing from Autumn, the Academic Listening and Speaking II module is aimed at helping students to further develop their aural and oral skills and language knowledge for academic purposes.

The listening component of this module exposes students to a variety of academic content to enable them to expand their academic listening skills. The speaking component focuses on refining skills for participation in classroom discussions, seminars and debates, as well as skills required for structured oral presentations based on research into areas of students’ academic disciplines. This module also offers students opportunities to explore language used in their subject areas. Students are encouraged to take responsibility for their own learning and develop strategies for improving specific language skills independently.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:

- critically evaluate information and take effective notes when listening to academic lectures on a variety of topics and develop more complex speaking practice from these topics
- prepare a presentation on a topic from their academic discipline and demonstrate high level presentation skills
- contribute to group discussions, seminars and debates with an advanced level of oral fluency
- use general academic and subject-specific language with accuracy and precision
- identify their language learning strengths and weaknesses and take appropriate actions for further development

Indicative Module Content:

Students will be exposed to a wide range of topics of general academic and social interest through listening to authentic lectures, reading journal articles, and participating in seminar discussions.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

72

Total

72

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
The module is delivered via small group teaching with classes having a maximum of 18 students. Classes are both teacher and student-led depending on the intended learning objectives of lessons. Students are expected to work collaboratively (in pairs and groups), participate in seminar discussions, give presentations, as well as to engage in various independent study tasks throughout the semester. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: Active Listening Task Week 10 n/a Graded No

10

Examination: Final Oral Examination (Seminar discussion) Week 12 No Graded No

25

Presentation: Final Research Presentation Week 12 n/a Graded No

25

Attendance: Attendance/Participation Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

10

Examination: Final Aural Examination Week 12 No Graded No

20

Examination: Mid-Term Aural Examination Week 6 No Graded No

10


Carry forward of passed components
No
 
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, on an activity or draft prior to summative assessment
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Not yet recorded.

Name Role
Ms Mary Gunning Tutor
Mr Eugene Ryan Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

 
Spring
       
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 14:00 - 15:50 Face to Face
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Thurs 09:00 - 10:50 Face to Face
Small Group Offering 1 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 09:00 - 10:50 Face to Face
Lecture Offering 2 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 14:00 - 15:50 Face to Face
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Thurs 09:00 - 10:50 Face to Face
Small Group Offering 2 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 09:00 - 10:50 Face to Face
Small Group Offering 3 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Fri 09:00 - 10:50 Face to Face
Lecture Offering 3 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 14:00 - 15:50 Face to Face
Small Group Offering 3 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Tues 14:00 - 15:50 Face to Face
Small Group Offering 4 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 09:00 - 10:50 Face to Face
Small Group Offering 4 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Thurs 14:00 - 15:50 Face to Face
Small Group Offering 4 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Wed 14:00 - 15:50 Face to Face
Small Group Offering 5 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Mon 14:00 - 15:50 Face to Face
Small Group Offering 5 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Thurs 14:00 - 15:50 Face to Face
Small Group Offering 5 Week(s) - 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 Wed 12:00 - 13:50 Face to Face
Spring