ENL-90013 - Academic English for Science Students
Coordinator: Russell D Clark Room: CBB0.027 Tel: +44 1782 7 34293
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733960

Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21


Available as a Free Standing Elective





ONLY open to NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS OF ENGLISH following a placement assessment and recommendation by the Language Centre.

Barred Combinations

Any of the following EAP and AEB modules within the same academic year:
English for Academic Purposes 1 (EAP 1)
English for Academic Purposes 3 (EAP 3)
English for Academic Purposes 4 (EAP 4)
Academic English for Business 1 (AEB 1)
Academic English for Business 2 (AEB 2)
Advanced Business English Communication (ABEC)

Description for 2020/21

This module will help students to develop and refine the specific writing, reading and verbal communication skills they will need to succeed in their science degree studies. Through a series of workshops, lectures, assignments, online and practical tasks and projects, students will improve their ability to write reports and essays in an appropriate manner, deliver academic presentations, and take part in academic discussions.

To improve the language skills necessary for the academic success of identified non-native English speaking students, and to help these students develop an active academic vocabulary.

Intended Learning Outcomes

extract key information from extended academic texts; will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
summarise, paraphrase and synthesise information from a variety of sources; will be achieved by assessments: 1, 2,
identify an author's point of view, interpret data and read critically; will be achieved by assessments: 1
cite sources accurately and produce a bibliography; will be achieved by assessments: 1,2
research, prepare and construct an organised and coherent undergraduate academic essay and report; will be achieved by assessments: 1
write in an accepted academic style; will be achieved by assessments: 1
understand and use key items of academic / scientific vocabulary; will be achieved by assessments: 1,2,3
engage in academic discussion; will be achieved by assessments: 2,3
prepare and deliver academic presentations. will be achieved by assessments: 3

Study hours

42 hours classroom time
66 pre-class preparation and coursework
42 private study/Web CT assignments

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Portfolio weighted 60%
Portfolio of writing tasks
Students will produce three class-based writing tasks to demonstrate comprehension and summary of source material, as well as a formal report plan with a draft, and the final version of an 800-word report.

2: Oral Test weighted 20%
Oral Interview
Students will participate in a 10-minute interview during which the language of discussion and the academic vocabulary covered in class will be assessed.

3: Presentation weighted 20%
15-minute presentation
Students will prepare and deliver a 15 minute presentation in pairs, based on a theme covered during the class sessions. They will be assessed on the language particular to delivering presentations, presentation organisation, delivery and accuracy of vocabulary.