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2010/1 Module Catalogue
Module Provider: Language & Translation Studies Short Name: ELA2005
Level: HE2 Module Co-ordinator: ARNOLD J Mr (Lang & Trans)
Number of credits: 10 Number of ECTS credits: 5
Module Availability

Run once over 2 semesters

Assessment Pattern
Unit(s) of Assessment
Weighting Towards Module Mark( %)
In- class seminar discussion
Written assignment: 1,000 words
Oral presentation
Qualifying Condition(s) 
A weighted aggregate of 40% is required to pass the module
Module Overview
This module aims to build on work completed in Level 1 and provide more in- depth analysis and practice of spoken English
Satisfactory completion of Oral English for Academic and Professional Purposes Level 1
Module Aims

The module aims to give students the opportunity to collect, select, evaluate and present information on a range of topics relating to the theory and practice of spoken English. It aims to provide a deeper understanding of varieties of spoken English and methods of speech analysis. In addition it aims to improve the effectiveness of students’ own spoken language (part of their PDP communication skills development).

Learning Outcomes
On completion of the module students will be able to:
  • recognise the distinctive features of spoken English
  •  demonstrate skills to record and analyse extracts of spoken English
  • communicate effectively and fluently in a range of oral interactions
  • understand the relationships between different participants in the speech act
Module Content
The following areas are indicative of topics to be covered:
  • Regional and contextual varieties of spoken English
  • Theories of speech analysis
  • The grammar and vocabulary of spoken English
  • Non-verbal aspects of communication
  • Intonation and stress patterns of spoken language
  • Practice in a range of speaking activities for academic and professional purposes
Methods of Teaching/Learning
These will include lectures, seminars, group discussions and collaborative work.
The material used will be drawn from a variety of authentic texts and recordings. Students will be asked to prepare short talks and to evaluate their peers’ presentations.
Selected Texts/Journals
Recommended reading
Anderson K, Maclean J & Lynch T (2004) Study Speaking 2nd edition Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Brazil D (1997) The Communicative Value of Intonation Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Brown G & Yule G (1983) Discourse Analysis .Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Brown P & Levinson S.C. (1987) Politeness: Some Universals in Language Usage Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Bygate M (1987) Speaking Oxford: Oxford University Press
Carter R & McCarthy M (1997) Exploring Spoken English Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Kirkpatrick A (2007) World Englishes Implications for International Communication and English Language Teaching Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Powell M (2002) Presenting in English Boston: Thomson Heinle
Rogerson P & Gilbert J.B. (1984) Speaking Clearly Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
Thorne, S (2008) Mastering Advanced English Language 2nd editionBasingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
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