FOUND022-23C (HAM)

English for Foundation Studies 2

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What this paper is about

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This paper provides students with further English language development in the areas of reading, writing and speaking with a focus on understanding and producing more complex spoken and written text types.
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How this paper will be taught

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There are two 2-hour classes per week and students must attend all classes. Students are also expected to complete a number of reading and writing tasks outside classroom hours.
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Required Readings

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Textbook: Making Connections, Level 3 (Third Edition)

Authors: Kennerth J Pakenham, Jo McEntire, Jessica Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108662260

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You will need to have

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  1. Access to Moodle.
  2. A working device (computer or laptop). It is advised that students have all materials backed up and saved regularly.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Employ strategies and skills to help them understand academic texts
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  • Employ skills to help them find the meaning of unfamiliar words in different contexts and build up their academic vocabulary
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  • Find specific information in texts and paraphrase that information in written and spoken forms
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  • Respond to fellow students writing in the form of online discussion
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  • Plan and write up a short academic essay
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  • Plan and deliver effective oral presentations
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How you will be assessed

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Assessments will include two reading tests, two contributions to online discussions, one individual presentation, one pair presentation, and one essay.
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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Online discussion 1
4 Dec 2023
11:30 PM
10
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
2. Individual presentation
14 Dec 2023
9:00 AM
20
  • Presentation: In Class
3. Reading test 1
15 Dec 2023
3:00 PM
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Online discussion 2
8 Jan 2024
11:30 PM
10
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
5. Reading test 2
12 Jan 2024
3:00 PM
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Pair presentation
26 Jan 2024
3:00 PM
15
  • Presentation: In Class
7. Academic vocabulary
5
  • In Class: In Lecture
8. Written assessment
20
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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