Extending English Language Skills - ENLA4002

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Location Term Level1 Credits (ECTS)2 Current Convenor3 2022 to 2023
Spring Term 4 15 (7.5) Sophia Vanttinen-Newton checkmark-circle


On this spring module you will review and extend your English Language Skills to help you succeed in your degree programme, especially in reading, vocabulary and writing. You may have taken ENLA4001 in the autumn term, but you do not have to have taken it as course content does not overlap. On ENLA 4002 you will develop strategies for: presenting, refuting and integrating arguments into your writing; using sources and references in extended writing; using a wide range of grammatical structures in essay writing; and creating, planning and organizing extended written assignments. On this module, learning takes place in workshops to allow for plenty of practice. Individual tutorials will focus on your development and help you to plan your learning.


Contact hours

Total contact hours: 22


No cost - materials included

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods
In Course Test 1 (45 minutes) (20%)
Learning Journal (300 words) (20%)
Essay, (2000 words) (60%)

Reassessment methods
Reassessment Instrument: 100% coursework

Indicative reading

Indicative reading:
Materials for reading and writing practice will be taken from the recommended reading lists on students' core modules. Students will be expected to extend their reading to include a wider range of subject specific texts
Additional language practice texts include:
• Bailey, S. (2011). Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students. 3rd edition. London: Routledge.
• Hogue, A. and Oshima, A. (2006). Writing Academic English. 4th edition. New York: Pearson Longman.
• Lowes, R., Peters, H. and Turner, M. (2004). The International Student’s Guide. London: Sage.
• Murphy, R. (2012). English Grammar in Use: Intermediate. 4th edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
• Porter, D. (2001). Check your vocabulary for Academic English. London: Peter Collin.
• Wallace, M. (2004). Study Skills in English. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.
On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
1. apply the conventions of academic discourse
2. appropriately incorporate information from required reading in written assignments
3. use a wide range of grammatically accurate written structures in extended writing
4. use a wide corpus of subject-specific vocabulary appropriately
5. present and refute arguments
6. integrate arguments appropriately with source material in written form


  1. Credit level 4. Certificate level module usually taken in the first stage of an undergraduate degree.
  2. ECTS credits are recognised throughout the EU and allow you to transfer credit easily from one university to another.
  3. The named convenor is the convenor for the current academic session.
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