Academic English for Maths and Science Foundation - LZ048

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2019-20
Canterbury Autumn
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3 15 (7.5) MISS R Coleman







Through this module, students will develop the transferable linguistic and academic skills necessary to successfully complete other modules on their main programme of study. The programme of study focuses primarily on grammar, vocabulary, academic writing and speaking skills but will include all language skills. Academic lectures and seminar participation will enhance students' listening skills.
The module begins with an intensive revision of language structures and goes on to embed these structures into academic writing and speaking. Students will learn key steps in the academic writing process, enhance their writing skills and learn to adapt these skills for a variety of tasks and processes needed for study (e.g. learn to write e-mails appropriate for an academic context). Throughout the module, students will also develop their academic vocabulary through reading and writing tasks specially designed for this.


This module appears in:

Contact hours

Total contact hours: 44
Private study hours: 116
Total Study hours: 150


£20 (new copy)

Method of assessment

Main assessment methods

In Course Test 1 (45 minutes) (20%)
In Course Test 2 (45 minutes) (20%)
Assessed Seminars x 4 (30%)
Two source evaluations (500 words each (1,000 words total) ) (30%)

Reassessment methods
Reassessment Instrument: 100% exam

Indicative reading

See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

Learning outcomes

The intended subject specific learning outcomes.

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Demonstrate sufficient academic reading, writing and speaking skills to be able to deal effectively with the demands of first-year undergraduate study at a UK university
Show increased fluency, confidence and appropriateness in English language skills, with a particular emphasis on English for general and specific academic purposes
Use the skills acquired on the module to further develop their existing language skills
Use a wide range of formal grammatical structures and academic vocabulary through focus on academic registers both at a macro and a micro level
Form, develop, support and conclude written and spoken arguments in a logical way, and in a format which is appropriate to UK academic conventions and culture

The intended generic learning outcomes.

On successfully completing the module students will be able to:
Show basic critical and analytical skills and be able to apply these to all areas of study, as appropriate
Demonstrate understanding of the international classroom and learning environment in a UK higher-education context
Show understanding of the requirements regarding methods of assessment, deadlines, homework, seminars, workshops, laboratory work and tutorials, as appropriate
Use the available literature without plagiarising
Show an independent approach to studying and demonstrate ability in the key skills of time management and organisation

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