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English Language Module

Academic Literacies for International Students

Two three-credit modules were approved are now available for any programme across the university with international students for whom English is a second language. The modules are hosted by the School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics.

This module aims to:

• Equip international students with the linguistic skills necessary to succeed in UL

• Enable international students to become critical thinkers and researchers

• Equip international students with the written and oral communication skills necessary to participate effectively in the academic community

• Equip international students with a repertoire of linguistic features to participate effectively in the academic community

• Encourage students to become autonomous/independent learners

• Enhance the learning experience of students


This module will focus in particular on academic writing for international students. This will include a focus on paragraph organisation (paragraph structure; development of ideas; cohesion and coherence); paraphrasing; forming and articulating arguments and discussion (discussion vocabulary; counter-arguments; the language of discussion), academic style; and academic vocabulary.


Module Assessment: Pass/Fail

On completion students will be awarded 3 credits each semester.