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Module QXS-9100:
Speaking & Listening

Module Facts

Run by School of Languages, Literatures, Linguistics and Media

1 Credits or 0.5 ECTS Credits

Semester 1

Organiser: Mr Andrew Salter

Overall aims and purpose

This module, available only to non-native speakers of English, aims to improve students ability to understand and be understood in academic listening and speaking contexts, with a view to enhancing their BU learning experience. The module includes a variety of academic speaking situations, such as presentations, seminars, team decision-making, negotiation and interview. It focuses on various aspects of spoken English, such as fluency, accuracy, stress and intonation, pronunciation, and expression of ideas. It also addresses the problems students face in listening to and understanding a range of spoken-English accents. Students are encouraged to develop personal strategies for dealing with difficulties in these situations. Students awareness of their spoken weaknesses is raised through analysis of their own utterances. This enables them to begin to address the correction of their own individual errors.

This is a non-credit bearing equivalent to module QXS4100

Course content

Course suitable for non native Speakers of English with an IELTS of less than 7.0

This is a non-credit bearing equivalent to module QXS4100

Learning outcomes

  1. On successful completion of this module, students will:

    1. Be able to speak confidently to an audience and respond to questions in appropriate English.
    2. Have developed strategies to be able to listen, understand and take notes in a variety of listening situations.
    3. Have developed their awareness of and strategies to improve their errors in spoken English.
    4. Have developed the strategies and language to enable participation in and contribution to a range of academic learning scenarios.
    5. Be able to recognise and understand the effect of tone, mood implication etc in a listening situation.

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Strategy


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