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LANG452 – Level 4 (Academic) Reading

Module code
Module title
Level 4 (Academic) Reading
This module aims to develop reading skills to meet academic needs of students at a CEFR mid B2 level. They will develop skills in reading a range of academic texts independently, with increasing speed and vocabulary range, as well as using appropriate referencing sources selectively.
  • EL1504
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Read and process information in English for academic purposes.
Demonstrate understanding of moderately complex, academic texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including contemporary issues, which express viewpoints.
Demonstrate understanding of a range of texts in different styles and purposes with a large degree of independence.
-a broad range of vocabulary and low frequency idioms
-texts which contain a broad range of grammatical structures.
-features of register in texts including those conveying emotion or dispute.

Text structure
-purpose achievement in a range of texts including those containing images, graphical and tabular data
-a broad range of discourse markers including those expressing addition, cause and effect, contrast, sequence and time.


A list of grammar and language functions can be found in the Overview of Content for the Writing module.

A list of possible topics is included in the syllabus document and can be found at
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Key approaches to instruction include selection of authentic and semi-authentic language models; clear contextualisation and effective presentation of new language; varied interaction - individual, pair, group, whole-class activities; information-gap activities; task-based activities; integration of skills; focus on accuracy and fluency; effective treatment of errors; valid and reliable assessment; integration of current technologies
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple assessment tasks, not tests alone. To pass this module, students must attempt and pass all assessment tasks.

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