English Proficiency 1

Course Code :1101FLWTLE
Study domain:Linguistics and Proficiency
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:20
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Kris Van De Poel
Marina Vulovic
Quintus van der Merwe

3. Course contents *

English Proficiency1 - Academic Literacy
The academic literacy course is designed to introduce the basic principles and conventions of reading and writing in an academic context. An 'academic context' here refers to university—an environment dedicated to higher learning. This environment has specific expectations and conventions for reading and writing; this course aims to help its users meet them. The course book All Write (ACCO) will show you how course information can be processed and how this information and your own opinions can be coherently presented to an academic audience. The materials are based on more than 200 exams and 600 student papers and essays. The approach is reading-based writing. Before/After each contact session you will be invited to do a series of reflection and reinforcement exercises called aWaRe (Academic Writing and Reading in English) on the university's learning platform through which not only your language awareness will be augmented, but also the insights in your own learning process will grow.
All Write contact sessions take place in the first term (before the first exams and the first writing assignments) and are OBLIGATORY because you will sit a test in every session.