Languages

Intensive English for Speakers of Other Languages (Intermediate)

Module code: Q1122
Level 4
30 credits in autumn teaching
Teaching method: Class
Assessment modes: Test, Coursework

The course covers the four language skills: speaking, listening, reading and writing, and aims to develop students' ability to communicate across cultures at intermediate level in written and spoken English. It includes work on vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and a range of reading and writing tasks. The course content will be according to Level B2 (Independent User) as defined in the Common European Framework.

Module learning outcomes

  • Learners will be able to handle the main structures and functions of English with some confidence, demonstrating knowledge of a wide range of vocabulary, and use appropriate communicative strategies in a variety of social situations.
  • Learners will be able to distinguish between main and subsidiary points, and between the general topic of a text and specific detail.
  • They will be able to produce written texts of various types, showing the ability to develop an argument as well as describe or recount events.
  • Learners will also be able to identify and make appropriate use of register, and the conventions of politeness and degrees of formality, as they are expressed through the language.
  • When called upon to use the language in a variety of contexts, learners will be able to do so with a certain degree of independence.
  • Learners will have developed greater flexibility and an ability to deal with the unexpected, relying less on fixed patterns of language and short utterances.