Introduction to Academic Literacy (AGLE111)

After you have completed this unit, you should:

  • demonstrate basic knowledge of learning strategies, academic vocabulary and register as well as the reading and writing of academic texts in order to function effectively in the academic environment; 
  • be able to communicate effectively orally and in writing in an appropriate manner in an academic environment; 
  • understand, interpret, and evaluate basic academic texts and write appropriate academic genres in a coherent manner by making use of accurate and appropriate academic conventions; 
  • listen, speak, read and write accurately, fluently and appropriately in an ethical framework.

Learning units:

  1. Reading comprehension
  2. Introduction to learning strategies and study skills
  3. Academic vocabulary enrichment
  4. Paraphrasing, summarising and questioning
  5. Introduction to seminar skills
  6. Academic language use
  7. Writing an academic assignment
  8. Effective listening and note-making
  9. Analysing and interpreting visual information

2 periods per week
12 credits

Academic Literacy (AGLE121)

After you have completed this module, you should:

  • demonstrate fundamental knowledge of appropriate computer programs, as well as apply learning, listening, reading and writing strategies, use academic language register and read and write academic texts, in order to function effectively in the academic environment; 
  • as an individual and a member of a group communicate effectively orally and in writing in an ethically responsible and acceptable manner in an academic environment; 
  • as an individual and a member of a group find and collect scientific knowledge in a variety of study fields, analyse, interpret, and evaluate texts, and in a coherent manner synthesise and propose solutions in appropriate academic genres by making use of linguistic conventions used in formal language registers.

Learning units:

  1. Computer skills 
  2. Learning strategies and study skills
  3. Finding and applying academic information
  4. Strategic reading
  5. Seminar skills
  6. Structuring an academic text
  7. Critical thinking and argumentation
  8. Constructing a research paper
  9. Practical:  Reading laboratory
  • Reading test (first semester)
  • Reading programme for learners who do not satisfy reading criteria to practise and improve reading speed, comprehension and language use.

2 periods per week
12 credits