10 Credits AUTUMN

Pre-requisites: None

IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. In lieu of recognised English language level score, student will be required to take an English language placement test prior to the course starting.

Aims/Description: The module uses a multimedia approach to improve English language skills by exploring university culture. Through the study of both linguistic and content features of a variety of texts from UK higher education institutions (documents, audio, video), students have the opportunity to develop their English language skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, as well as grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. Students are also introduced to key concepts and linguistic tools to explore the link between language and culture. This includes the relationship between language and cultural aspects such as identity, specific values and practices. 

Staff Contact: PURO MARIA
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Problem solving, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Presentation

Information on the department responsible for this unit (English Language Teaching Centre):

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Teaching methods and assessment displayed on this page are indicative for 2021-22. Students will be informed by the academic department of any changes made necessary by the ongoing pandemic.

Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK