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ELU1002 English for Communication

20 creditsClass Size: 100

Module manager: Jane Kay

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2021/22

Pre-requisite qualifications

Restricted to international students whose first language is not English. Applicants must have CEF B1/B2 or equivalent intermediate level of English, and have not previously studied in an English-speaking country. This module is available to incoming Study Abroad students.

Note: All students must take a placement English Language Test before they can be accepted onto the module. Students will be contacted with more information in due course.

This module is mutually exclusive with

ELU1003English for Communication

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module aims to give you increased confidence in communicating in 'real' English. Through the use of video, the internet and project work you will extend your vocabulary, and pronunciation ability and develop communication strategies. - You will analyse and learn about different British dialects and have the opportunity to interview the people of Leeds. - You will also study aspects of British life and culture and how this influences the language used. - By the end of the module you will have developed the confidence and ability to better understand and be better understood when speaking English.


On completion of this module, students can be expected to be able to communicate with a greater degree of appropriacy and success in English, in both formal and informal situations in the University and in the wider community.

Learning outcomes
Students should have developed an awareness and understanding of a large range of native-speaker accents, and should have developed the ability and confidence to initiate communication and respond appropriately. They will have a greater appreciation of modern English in context, and gained valuable insights into current aspects of British life and culture.


- Familiarisation with modern British English, including regional accents and changes in current language usage
- An introduction to topical aspects of British life and institutions, examining relevant language and thought
- An emphasis on communication as a life skill.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Independent online learning hours49.00
Private study hours124.00
Total Contact hours27.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Private study tasks relate to the content of the course and to the preparation of the assessed piece of coursework. Students are expected to develop their research skills and critical thinking skills when preparing for their assessed piece of work and of refining their communication skills in the pursuit of essential information, which requires them to have contact with local people in their own time. They are also expected to spend private study time in improving their grammatical skills and vocabulary acquisition.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Students’ progress is monitored throughout the course via peer assessment and by informal (non-assessed) tutor feedback through their participation in class activities (and required goals requiring preparation in private study time). This monitoring addresses various aspects of communication skills.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Poster PresentationPoster Presentation and further oral assessment - viva60.00
Written WorkPoster40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 30/06/2021 16:21:32


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