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Module description - Documentaries and Discussions (Elective)

ECTS 2.0
Level B2/C1
Overview Documentaries exploring a wide range of themes are used as a
springboard to initiate and develop discussions. This elective course focus-es on speaking skills and extending vocabulary knowledge enabling more effective communication with confidence. By drawing on and applying the language of these documentaries - both facts and opinions - students will improve their speaking skills. The valuable skill of relating information (retelling) is a cornerstone of this language learning elective along with vocabulary building activities which facilitate the transformation of words from the students' passive voacabulary to their active one.
Learning objectives Students can:
  • evaluate their opinions on controversial issues and exchange ideas with one another through discussions
  • acknowledge others' viewpoints on the problems we face today, and examine and analyse these in relation to their own ideas
  • defend and justify their arguments using evidence
  • give an account of information in their own words after watching and listening (retelling)
  • integrate vocabulary expansion strategies going forward in their continual and lifelong learning of English

  • Previous knowledge Successful completion of module ten2 or a suitable level achieved in the incoming placement test (CEFR C1/C2).
    Exam format Continuous assessment grade, weighting 100 %
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