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Unit information: Advanced English Language Studies in 2014/15

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Unit name Advanced English Language Studies
Unit code LANG14011
Credit points 20
Level of study C/4
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Teaching Block 2 (weeks 13 - 24)
Unit director Mr. O'Dwyer
Open unit status Open




School/department Centre for Academic Language and Development
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description including Unit Aims

This unit is designed for non-native speakers of English at advanced and proficiency levels who wish to develop their English language skills for general and academic purposes. There are two broad strands: Language Development, which involves study of the grammatical choices native speakers make in many contexts and the way lexis is organised through collocation and idiom, and Discourse Analysis, which involves the study of of spoken and written texts. Overall, the unit seeks to consolidate competence in the analysis and communicative use of English.