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LANG315 – Introduction to Reading and Writing

Module code
Module title
Introduction to Reading and Writing
Students will be introduced to the reading and writing skills required to communicate in most familiar situations with increasing independence and fluency.
  • EL2103
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
LO1: Respond to the main point and some specific details in a text relating to reasonably familiar topics.
LO2: Write a text on reasonably familiar topics.
• Greetings
• Subject/object questions
• Describing places
• Describing relationships
• Legendary places
• Extreme adjectives
• Generalising and giving examples
• Writing narratives
• Learning styles and improving reading skills
• Intentions and predictions
• Metaphors
• Describing statistics
• Requests and offers
• Giving opinions
• Writing a learner diary
• Giving your news
• Correcting errors
• Giving instructions
• Using a dictionary
• New General Service List, first 2000 words
Assessment Criteria
In order to pass a course, students must:
• Meet all course learning outcomes
• Pass all summative assessments
• Attend at least 85% of scheduled classes
Teaching and Learning Strategy
• Classroom activities
• Online activities
• Guided learning
• Group/collaborative projects
• Self-evaluation/reflection
• Experiential learning
• Student-centred learning
• Task-based learning
• Communicative activities
• Student research
• Off-campus trips
• Supervised practical activities
• Self-directed activities
• Demonstrations
• Role plays
• Cultural awareness activities
• Visiting speakers
Learning and Teaching Resource
• Programme Handbook
• Tutor
• Classrooms equipped with computer and data projector
• Course books
• Workbooks
• Audio/ video materials
• Language learning software
• Language learning games
• Graded Readers
• A selection of supplementary materials, books, booklets, authentic print
• Computer lab
• Self-access centre
• Library including online resources
• Cultural awareness resources
• Moodle
• Dictionaries
• IPads/ Tablets
• SRA Reading Lab

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