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EL00723: Cambridge First Certificate in English examination class

Follow this link for further information on academic years Academic Year: 2018/9
Further information on owning departmentsOwning Department/School: Academic Skills Centre
Further information on credits Credits: 0      [equivalent to 0 CATS credits]
Further information on notional study hours Notional Study Hours: See Director of Studies for further information
Further information on unit levels Level: Non-credit (FHEQ level n/a)
Further information on teaching periods Period:
Semester 1
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Summary: Not applicable
Further information on unit assessment Assessment Detail:
  • Not Applicable
Further information on supplementary assessment Supplementary Assessment:
Not applicable
Further information on requisites Requisites:
Further information on descriptions Description: Aims:
To prepare students for Cambridge First Certificate examination (taking the Cambridge examination at the end of the unit is optional).

Learning Outcomes:
Having successfully completed this unit students will:
* have reached a level of English equivalent to level B2 of the Council of Europe's Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
* have a wide grasp of vocabulary
* be able to construct an argument and use appropriate communication styles for a variety of situations
* show an awareness of register and of the conventions of politeness and degrees of formality as they are expressed through language
* be able to deal with routine letters and telephone enquiries, and to cope with some non-academic training courses and simple textbooks and articles in English
* be able to write simple letters and other texts.

Having successfully completed this unit students will be better able to:
* learn independently.

This integrated language course covers the four language skills and includes the following:
* Reading authentic texts
* Focus on register recognition
* Grammar
* Vocabulary development
* Listening
* Oral discussion
* Writing compositions, letters and other texts
* Examination practice.
Further information on programme availabilityProgramme availability:

EL00723 is a Generally Available Unit which is available to all students of the University (subject to the usual constraints) to take as an 'extra' unit which does not count towards a final award.

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