Gazettes 2017/18

Module QXS-1002: Vocabulary

Run by ELCOS

10 Credits or 5 ECTS Credits

Semester 2

Organiser: Miss Emily Morris

Overall aims and purpose

To develop students' general and academic English vocabulary.

To raise students' awareness of the meanings of Latinate and other affixes used in English academic vocabulary and so to enable them to comprehend unfamiliar words and understand the morphological aspects of 'word families' in English.

Course content

This course is only available to students whose native language is not English and who have not passed the Cambridge Advanced level examination.

Assessment Criteria

threshold

40% A student has achieved the minimum acceptable standard of competence in coursework and examination relating to the learning outcomes above (equivalent to IELTS 6.0) A student has a basic awareness of word derivation and word families although there may be some errors of usage when s/he uses unfamiliar vocabulary in writing and speaking. A student shows some improvement in her/his general and subject specific English competence.

good

55% A student has achieved a good standard of competence in coursework and examination relating to the learning outcomes above (equivalent to IELTS 6.5). A student has a good awareness of word derivation and word families although there may be occasional errors of usage when s/he used unfamiliar vocabulary in writing and speaking. A student shows a good level of general and subject-specific English competence.

excellent

70% A student has achieved an exceptional standard of competence in coursework and examination relating to the learning outcomes above (equivalent to IELTS 7.0 or above). A student has an excellent awareness of word derivation and word families with very few errors of usage when s/he uses unfamiliar vocabulary in writing and speaking. A student shows excellent general and subject-specific English competence.

Learning outcomes

  1. On successful completion of the modules, a student will be able to:

    1. Understand the vocabulary of un-simplified academic texts in English related to their own specialist subjects.

    2. Use subject-specific vocabulary when writing texts in their own subject area.

    3. Understand the vocabulary of un-simplified general interest texts in English.

    4. Use general English vocabulary when giving presentations on a general topic.

    5. Correctly complete vocabulary exercises at a level commensurate with IELTS 6.0 and above.

Assessment Methods

Type Name Description Weight
Final Exam 100

Teaching and Learning Strategy

Hours
Lecture

Teaching consists of a two-hour interactive class each week for 12 weeks. Each week, students are expected to complete exercises related to the work covered in class and to research in the library and on the Internet in preparation for their assignments.

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Transferable skills

  • Literacy - Proficiency in reading and writing through a variety of media
  • Self-Management - Able to work unsupervised in an efficient, punctual and structured manner. To examine the outcomes of tasks and events, and judge levels of quality and importance
  • Exploring - Able to investigate, research and consider alternatives
  • Information retrieval - Able to access different and multiple sources of information
  • Inter-personal - Able to question, actively listen, examine given answers and interact sensitevely with others
  • Presentation - Able to clearly present information and explanations to an audience. Through the written or oral mode of communication accurately and concisely.
  • Teamwork - Able to constructively cooperate with others on a common task, and/or be part of a day-to-day working team

Pre-Requisites

none

Co-Requisites

none

Compulsory in
BA/IELTInternat English Lang for TEFL, Yr 1
Optional in
BA/AFAccounting and Finance, Yr 1
BA/AFIEAcc & Finance (with Intl Exp), Yr 1
BA/BIFBanking and Finance, Yr 1
BA/BSFBusiness Studies & Finance, Yr 1
BA/BSFIEBus Stud & Fin (with Intl Exp), Yr 1
BA/BSMBusiness Studies & Marketing, Yr 1
BA/BUSSBusiness Studies, Yr 1
BA/BUSSIEBusiness Stud (with Intl Exp), Yr 1
BA/MAFManagement with Accounting, Yr 1
BA/MKMarketing, Yr 1
BSC/ABIEAccounting & Banking (Int Exp), Yr 1
BSC/ACCBAccounting and Banking, Yr 1
BSC/ACCECAccounting and Economics, Yr 1
BSC/ACCFINAccounting and Finance, Yr 1
BSC/ACCFINIEAcc & Finance (with Intl Exp), Yr 1
BSC/AEIEAccounting & Econ (Int Exp), Yr 1
BSC/BECBusiness Economics, Yr 1
BSC/BFINBanking and Finance, Yr 1
BSC/BSBusiness Studies, Yr 1
BSC/BSFINBusiness Studies & Finance, Yr 1
BSC/BSMIEBusiness Stud & Mark with IE, Yr 1
BSC/BSMKTBusiness Studies and Marketing, Yr 1
BSC/FINECFinancial Economics, Yr 1
BSC/MKTMarketing, Yr 1
BSC/MWACCManagement with Accounting, Yr 1