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School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

Data Driven Vocabulary Development

Module code: EAL5200

HEAR transcript: included as co-curricular activities 

Module duration: weeks 5 / 2hrs a week 

Skills Points for doctoral students: 10

Non-credit bearing  

Preparation and assessment: none 

Struggling with all the new vocabulary specific to your discipline? This module is designed for international students who wish to expand their vocabulary knowledge in their subjects. The module explores many online tools and resources to enable you to investigate the writing and speaking practices of your discipline(s) and research areas. You will have an opportunity to analyse texts from your reading lists to focus on the vocabulary you need, and to develop your own word and phrase bank, so that you can be more precise when writing your essays, assignments, and dissertation.

Key skills: speaking/writing with lexical precision, using discipline-specific vocabulary, using online tools in language learning 

Students' feedback on this module: 

"I found the classes very useful; they helped me to use the right words in the right context and for the right purpose."

"We used different search engines while learning vocabulary and we worked on texts from our academic disciplines. This was fascinating!"

"The teacher was very nice and kind, with a wonderful sense of humour. I really enjoyed every class." 

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