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Semester 1

Academic English for Visiting Students 1 (AEVS1) (ENAI07012)

Course Website

http://www.drps.ed.ac.uk/22-23/dpt/cxenai07012.htm

Subject

English Language Education

College

CAHSS

Credits

20

Normal Year Taken

1

Delivery Session Year

2022/2023

Pre-requisites

AEVS 1 is designed for students at overall CEFR B2 or IELTS 5.5 - 6.5 level. All enrolments for AEVS1 are organised by the Visiting Student Office (VSO) in the College of Humanities & Social Science. It is essential that you contact the VSO if you are interested in taking this course. **The deadline for enrolments in Semester 1 of 2022/23 will be Wednesday 21 September at 5pm so visiting students who wish to take this course must request this course prior to that date. Requests for late enrolment are not guaranteed. Additionally, please note that this course cannot take place if there is not sufficient interest from visiting students. There is therefore no guarantee that the courses will take place if insufficient students request it before the deadline, and a decision will be made to run/cancel the courses after enrolments begin during Week 1 of each semester**

Course Summary

AEVS1 is designed to raise your English language and study skills to the point where you are able to participate fully in courses offered on your Visiting or Exchange programme. There are five principal strands: listening and note-taking; reading and text analysis; discussion skills; academic writing and presentation skills.

Course Description

AEVS1 is a course in English for Academic Purposes (EAP) for Visiting Students. It is designed to raise your English language and study skills to the point where you are able to participate fully in courses offered on your Visiting or Exchange programme. There are five principal strands: listening and note-taking; reading and text analysis; discussion skills; academic writing and presentation skills. In the listening and note-taking strand you will identify problems associated with listening to lectures, consider different note-taking techniques, and look at a series of strategies you can use to improve your listening and note-taking, such as predicting, monitoring, responding, clarifying and making inferences. You will also discuss differences between spoken and written English. In the academic writing strand you will learn how to sequence information effectively, and how to structure coherent and cohesive arguments in English. You will also learn how to integrate source materials into your writing to support your own ideas, and how to critically evaluate the work of others. The reading and text analysis strand also focuses on criticality; how to distinguish fact from opinion and ways in which an author's background, purposes for writing and basic assumptions can affect the text and the reader. You will learn to approach texts cautiously, with an awareness of the linguistic and rhetorical techniques used by writers to make their academic arguments. The discussion and presentation skills strands focus on facilitating and improving your ability to participate effectively in various academic settings, such as a less formal classroom session, involving group discussion, or more formally, when giving an oral presentation. For both the formative and summative assessments for this course, you are required to prepare a short oral presentation and a written assignment.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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