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LANG453 – Level 4 (Academic) Writing

Module code
Module title
Level 4 (Academic) Writing
This module aims to develop writing skills to meet academic needs of students at a CEFR mid B2 level. They will develop skills in writing clear connected texts presenting an argument, and/or supporting and evaluating different views on a range of academic topics.
  • EL1504
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Write a text under test conditions in English for an academic purpose.
Write a crafted text for a specified audience using researched material in English for an academic purpose.
Write coherently on a range of specific topics linking ideas appropriately and effectively, supporting and evaluating different views.
-punctuation in formal and informal writing to enhance meaning
-spelling used in work, study and daily life
-grammar control to communicate effectively

-words and expressions appropriate to topic and purpose of the writing
-register adjustment in familiar contexts to suit purpose and readership.

-a range of linking words to show clearly the relationship between ideas
-conventional features of common types of text.

Sentence structure
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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