IFP: General English 1

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General   English 1





Paul Toft




Pattern   of Delivery


Month module starts and   ends/submission dates

Start   of Teaching

End of Teaching

Submission date






Core   on which award:

International Foundation Programme

Contact   Hours


Independent   Study Hours


Total   Learning Hours


Delivery   Site(s)

Stoke Campus, UG, Semester 1

CDUT, China, UG, Semester 1

GIST, China, UG, Semester 1

Cost   Centre

Cost   Centre Description


Subject   Description

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Disqualified   Combinations

Module   Learning Outcomes

Assesses   which University ‘8’

1. Demonstrate that you can speak and   write at a level equivalent to a minimum of IELTS 5 in general English   contexts.


2. Demonstrate   that you can understand spoken and written English in general contexts at a   level equivalent to a minimum of IELTS   5.

Knowledge   & Understanding

Indicative   Content

This module is essential for all   participants with an IELTS 4.5 entry point. It will help you to develop all   four basic language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing. This   is an essential basis for your further study and for living and working in   the UK.
  You will be using a variety of materials, including a text book at an   appropriate level and any other materials which your tutor thinks   appropriate.

  You will be expected to reach IELTS 5 by the end of the module in all four   components – speaking, reading, listening and writing.

Note;   you will be required to attain IELTS 6 or equivalent prior to enrolling for   undergraduate study with Staffordshire University.

Learning   Strategies

In the class contact hours, you will   be working with the tutor and your fellow students.

Examples of the sort of activities   you will be doing in the course are:

· Writing about various general themes.  

· Speaking in pairs, small groups and   whole group discussions.

· Listening to a variety of people talking   in different situations.

· Reading a range of texts on varied   topics of interest.

· Mock tests

Assessment   Details

This assessment consists of four elements,   (which test learning outcomes 1&2), all of which must demonstrate IELTS 5   competencies in order to be successfully completed:

1. A 1 hour Writing Test. (25%)

2. A 10 minute Speaking Test (25%)

3. A 1 hour Reading Test (25%)

4. A 45 minute Listening Test (25%)

This   end-of-course examination is designed to assess whether you have attained   IELTS 5 equivalent. Assessments will be based on themes you have studied   during the module.


Access to the library and IT facilities
  An advanced learner's English dictionary


The tutor will be able to recommend useful books to help   you with your writing. Another very useful resource is the Internet, where   there are numerous sites which focus on academic writing. As for the material   for your topic itself, you'll find your information largely from the   university library and the Internet.
  There are many books which can help you develop your academic writing skills.   Here are some suggested texts:

Black. M and Sharp. W., (2012) Cambridge Objective IELTS Intermediate (Cambridge University   Press)

Cotton. D, Falvey. D and Kent. S.,(2008) Language Leader Intermediate ( Pearson, Longman)

Special Admission Requirements

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