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ET992 - English for Academic and Professional Purposes

  • Module code: ET992
  • Module name: English for Academic and Professional Purposes
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module will engage students in two roles: that of communication analyst and that of specialised language teacher. It provides the necessary background information in relation to specialised course design and will enable the teacher to make informed decisions about needs analysis and materials design. The module covers areas of interest in both academic and professional contexts. In terms of communication analysis, the module will build on the language analysis skills gained in term 1 and consider issues of genre. Various ways of analysing professional and academic discourse will be introduced. Students will become familiar with research into written and spoken professional and academic genres which may be of interest to them. Students will be encouraged to consider issues of grammar, specialised lexis, discourse and genre analysis and how such language descriptions can be fed into language pedagogy.

Principal learning outcomes

"By the end of the module students should be able to understand the relationship between academic or professional context and the production of spoken and written texts; discuss the major concepts of text and discourse analysis; understand and articulate relationships between texts, discourses and academic and professional structures and functions; develop understanding of the notions of genre, register, discourse community and pragmatic function; analyse examples of written communication and spoken interaction from the perspective of specific professional roles and purposes. "

Timetabled teaching activities

Weeks 1-10 in Term 2, made up input sessions and discussion and workshop activities

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/study/ma/modules/

Other essential notes

15 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ET992-15)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9P4) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PF) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PF) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PF) - Year 4
Optional
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9P4) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PD) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PG) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PG) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PH) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PH) - Year 3