Short Title:English as a Foreign Language
Full Title:English as a Foreign Language
Module Code:EFEL H1001
 
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:6
Field of Study:Political Science and civics
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Reviewed By:Angela Feeney
Module Author:Tara Mc Kiernan
Module Description:The aim of this module bring the student to a level where he/she can understand with ease everything spoken or read and to express himself/ herself spontaneously even in complex situations as per Level B2 of the Common European Framework for Language Learning
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Converse confidently in a wide range of topics in English
LO2 Participate actively in debates and discussions in English at an advanced level
LO3 Write essays, reports, letters in English.
LO4 Understand authentic listening texts based on radio, tv broadcasts and general spoken English
LO5 Understand well grammar system of English
Pre-requisite learning
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Content (The percentage workload breakdown is inidcative and subject to change) %
Functional Language
Exposure to and practice of language functions i.e. interviews, language for presentations, essay and report writing.
50.00%
Grammar and Pronunciation
Grammatical structures necessary for the production of the target lagnuage at B2 level.
30.00%
Enhancing oral and aural language skills
Role-plays, reporting on news items, and presentations.
20.00%
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work50.00%
End of Module Formal Examination50.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Research and write a project/paper with the aim of imporoiving student's writing style in English. 3,4,5 25.00 Sem 1 End
Practical/Skills Evaluation Listening to authentic texts 1,4 10.00 Week 4
Practical/Skills Evaluation Listening to authentic texts and answering questions 2,4 10.00 Week 10
Reflective Journal Write and then present material documented in a reflective journal on the student's personal learning experience. 1,3 5.00 Sem 1 End
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,3,5 50.00 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

IT Tallaght reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab listening to authentic texts 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lecture reading, writing, speaking 2.00 Every Week 2.00
Independent Learning reading/study/watching/listening 6.00 Every Week 6.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lab listenting to authentic texts 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Lecturer Supervised Learning reading, writing, speaking 1.00 Every Week 1.00
Independent Learning reading/study/watching/listening 7.00 Every Week 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 9.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Required Book Resources
  • Jones, L., New Cambridge Advanced English, Cambridge University Press
  • Cunningham, S., Moore, P., Cutting Edge Intermediate/ Upper Intermediate Students Book, Most recent edition Ed., Longman
  • English Dictionary, n/a, Latest Edition Ed., Collins
  • Objective IELTS Advanced/Intermediate, Cambridge Cambridge
  • henstock, C., Espinosa, T., & Walsh, C. 2012, language for Study (B1-B2) Student's Book with Downloadable Audio, latest Ed., CUP Cambridge
  • Mc Arthur, Sam 2013, Direct to IELTS Student's Boook with Key & Webcode, latest Ed., Macmillan Education London
  • Waseda University International Corporation 2013, Academic Writing Skills 3 Student's Book, latest Ed., CUP Cambridge
Recommended Book Resources
  • Swan, M.,, Practical English Usage, MacMillan,Heineman Oxford
  • Practical English Usage, Cambridge University Press
  • Wellman,G., The Heinemann ELT English Worldbuilder, Most recent edition Ed., Heineman Oxford
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 7 Elective
TA_HEURS_B Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in European Studies 8 Mandatory