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INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION PROGRAMME (ARTS)

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AF 1001
LANGUAGE AND SKILLS FOR THE SCIENCES
CREDIT POINTS 30

Course Co-ordinator: Julie Bray

Pre-requisite(s): IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent) in all 4 skills

Co-requisite(s): Pathway courses for BSc Foundation Programme

Note(s): This course is only available to students enrolled on the International BSc Foundation Programme.

The course will develop the range and accuracy of students' language used in a generic scientific context. It will develop all four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) in order to support students' learning on the International BSc Foundation Programme.

7 x 2 hour tutorials / week

1st Attempt: 40% continuous assessment (portfolio of written and oral tasks), 40% written exam and 20% oral exam.

Resit: 80% written exam and 20% oral exam.

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

The nature of portfollio assessments allows students to receive on-going formative feedback. In addition ITB based learning packages will enable students to test all 4 skills. Usage of this package can be monitored by the tutor.

Written comments and individual tutorials.

AF 1501
ACADEMIC LANGUAGE AND SKILLS
CREDIT POINTS 15

Course Co-ordinator: Julie Bray

Pre-requisite(s): Language and Skills for the Sciences

Co-requisite(s): Pathway courses for International BSc Foundation Programme

Note(s): Only students enrolled on the International BSc Foundation programme are eligible to attend this course

The first part of the course explores Speaking and Listening in an Academic Context in which skills will be developed in understanding spoken information, researching additional information and then reporting orally in a seminar discussion. The second part of the course explores many of the sub skills required in order to successfully read and write in a University environment. It will follow the various steps involved in producing a longer piece of writing such as note-taking, summarising, paraphrasing, synthesising source materials and organising a longer piece of writing .

4 x 2 hour tutorials.

1st Attempt: Continuous assessment (100%): Essay (60%); Presentation (20%); Using Sources task (20%).

Resit: Written exam (100%)

Formative Assessment and Feedback Information

Written 'mini' tasks
Videoed practice presentation

Written and recorded feedback.
Individual tutorials.