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.