Higher Advanced English Language Skills 1

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Higher Advanced English Language Skills 1

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    This module will focus on developing students' vocabulary range and mastery of grammatical structures and functions in English at CEF level C1+ and C2 so that they can communicate with a very high degree of precision, accuracy and ease in even the most complex and sensitive situations. There will also be a focus on all four language skills so that students can operate to a very high degree of sophistication and fluency in their use of English, using English with due attention to appropriacy and register. Minimum exit level for this module is C1(CEFR) 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. convey finer shades of meaning precisely and accurately for social, academic and professional purposes
    2. identify and use a range of cultural allusions and idiomatic expressions
    3. employ a range of reading and listening strategies in order to fully understand the finer points of arguments and opinions contained in complex written and oral texts with relative ease
    4. demonstrate an ability to manage collocational and connotative features of language effectively
    5. identify and adopt a variety of stylistic features of language appropriate to a particular language register and genre
    6. manage, interpret and create meaning using a variety of digital devices and tools

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.