EAP 2 - Advanced Academic English and Skills for International Undergraduates - Semester 1 EAS1003

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

The EAP 2 course aims to improve students' advanced English grammar skills and their lexical awareness of formal and informal register to improve their writing skills. The course develops understanding and use of key features common in academic genres, both spoken and written. Finally, the course introduces some concepts in sociolinguistics such as linguistic identity, Global English and World Englishes.


2x2hr seminars over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus.

1x1hr lecture per week (videos available online anytime)

2x30min individual sessions tba.

Requirements of Entry

Overall IELTS of 6.5 (or language proficiency at this level), with recommended 6.5 in writing. Maximum score IELTS 7 in all skills.


The course is open to visiting students only, Erasmus or International, whose first language is not English.

Excluded Courses

EAP 2 for International Students in MVLS EAS1006, EAP2 Semester 2 EAS1004




Written assignment (900 words) - 35%

Written assignment (1000 words) - 40%

Seminar presentation (3 minutes) followed by discussion - 25%

Main Assessment In: December

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. Where, exceptionally, reassessment on Honours courses is required to satisfy professional/accreditation requirements, only the overall course grade achieved at the first attempt will contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 


Presentations are not available for reassessment.

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ improve advanced English grammar skills relevant for academic writing;

■ develop understanding and use of genre, discourse and rhetorical features of different text types in English, particularly texts which are common in academic contexts;

■ engage with basic concepts and issues in sociolinguistics.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ identify and analyse basic discourse features of written and spoken texts;

■ analyse and reproduce a variety of genres, including an academic poster;

■ employ a range of more complex lexical, grammatical and rhetorical structures to produce a series of paragraphs that are coherent and show cohesion;

■ contribute to seminar discussion by analysing and evaluating concepts and arguments with reference to a range of academic sources;

■ apply a range of interactional skills to negotiate meaning effectively in intercultural group discussions.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.