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FACULTY OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES UNDERGRADUATE BUSINESS PROGRAMME ACADEMIC YEAR 2020 – 2021, 2nd Semester July – 2021 Portfolio Programme Title: BMS, A&F, MM, BE, BIS Module Title: English Language Proficiency Module Code: GLT3001 Assessment Method: Analysis of Case Study Level: 3 Block: 2 Module Credits: 20 Weighting: 40% Due Date: 15-Jun-2021, 09:00 PM Word Count: 1,600 Examiner(s): Dr. Ruel, Ms. Deny, Mr. Ashraf, Ms. Samira, Ms. Firdous Version: 1 Pg. 1 Version Module Title English Language Proficiency Module Number JACS Subject Code(s) and % of each subject GLT3001 Q330 ASC Category(ies) ASC 9 Level (38) Credits ECTS Credit Module Value % Taught in Welsh Module Type 3 20 10 1.0 0% Taught Teaching Period (Term/Semester) Pre-requisites Semester-1 & 2 IELTS 5.0 or equivalent Module Leader School(s) Dr. Ruel F. Ancheta Gulf College Assessment Methods Assessment Code Duration/Length of Weighting of and Method Assessment Assessment Method General English – Summative 100% Portfolio (Debate, Analysis of case study 4000 words equivalent and Note taking) Campus Mabela Approximate Submission Date End of course Aim(s) 1. To raise English to level B2/C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference. 2. To improve students’ skills and competence in listening to, reading, writing, and speaking English. 3. To further students’ awareness of grammatical structures of English. 4. To continue to expand students’ vocabulary in English. Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the module, a student should be able to: 1. Evidence their skills and knowledge of the English Language to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference 2. Use vocabulary and grammatical constructions which are reflected at level B2 of the Common European Framework. 3. Identify and organise information that they have received aurally in a variety of contexts including discussions, interviews, podcasts and lectures; 4. Use written English to produce essays, describe trends, evaluate information and summarise whilst avoiding plagiarism; 5. Actively and meaningfully take part in debates, discussions and conversations 6. Orally present information; 7. Apply the above skills to real life situations through case studies and role-plays etc. Pg. 2 Version of Learning and Teaching Delivery Methods Method Rationale Type of Contact (scheduled/ guided independent study/placement) Total hours Lectures To enable core knowledge and understanding content to be delivered to the whole module cohort Scheduled 24 Seminars / Tutorials / Workshops To allow exploration of all aspects of module content (knowledge, understanding, skills & other attributes) in an interactive group setting Scheduled 24 Independent Study To enable students to independently develop their understanding of the module concepts and to complete formative & summative assessment activity Independent Study 152 Total 200 Indicative Content 1. Speaking: Understanding, ordering and presenting of facts, ideas and opinions through spoken language. Recognition of the differences between speech and oration. 2. Listening: Annotation of salient parts of aural presentations, listening for gist, listening for detail at an intermediate level. 3. Reading: Reading skills: skimming and scanning for information, location of opinions and or facts, analysis of bias in simple and some more complex texts. 4. Writing: Analysis and practice of a range of written text types, including instructive, persuasive, descriptive and informative texts, together with a study of English grammar, syntax and spelling complex vocabulary. Recommended Reading & Required Reading Required Reading: Lebeau, I., Rees, G. (2008). Language Leader Pre-Intermediate, Intermediate & Upper Intermediate. Harlow: Pearson Education Limited. Wilson, Ken, Taylor, James et al; (2009) Prospects Intermediate Student’s Book, Macmillan English, London. Obee, B. (2006) Grammar Activity Book: A Resource Book of Grammar Games, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Oxenden, Clive, Latham-Koenig, Christina; (2009). New English File Upper-Intermediate: Oxford University Press, Oxford. Recommended Reading: Pg. 3 Version MacCarthy, M. (2017) English Vocabulary in Use Upper-intermediate book with answers: vocabulary reference and practice Murphy, R. (2012) English Grammar in Use Book with answers. A self-study reference and practice book for intermediate learners of English. Blass, Laurie, Vargo, Mari, Vargo & Folse, Keith S. (2014). Pathways: Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking 4. Boston, U.S.A; National Geographic Learning: Cengage Learning. Chase, Becky Tarver. Pathways: Listening, Speaking and Critical Thinking 1. Boston, U.S.A; National Geographic Learning: Cengage Learning. Healan, Angela & Gormley, Katrina. (2012). National Geographic: Close-Up Student’s Book B1+. United Kingdom; HEINLE Cengage Learning. Islam, Carlos & Steenburgh, Carrie. (2009). A Good Read 3: Developing Strategies for Effective Reading. Singapore; Reading. Publishing House. Roberts, Rachael, Gakonga, Joanne & Preshouse, Andrew. (2014). IELTS Foundation Student’s Book. London, United Kingdom; McMillan Publishing. Scrivener, Jim & Sayer Mike. (2012). Straightforward, London, United Kingdom; McMillan Publishing. Access to Specialist Requirements Use of an IT laboratory Blackboard VLE materials for use in-class and self-access purposes Pg. 4 Version Gulf College – Faculty of Business and Management Studies – In academic Affiliation with CARDIFF SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT A. B. Written work A signed declaration that the work is your own (apart from otherwise referenced acknowledgements) must be included after the reference page of your assignment Each page must be numbered. Where appropriate, a contents page, a list of tables/figures and a list of abbreviations should precede your work. All referencing must adhere to School/Institutional requirements. A word count must be stated at the end of your work. Appendices should be kept to the minimum and be of direct relevance to the content of your work. All tables and figures must be correctly numbered and labelled. Other types of coursework/assignments Where coursework involves oral presentations, discussions, poster presentations, etc., specific instructions will be provided by your module leader/team. ——————————————————————————————————————————————–Rewrite below part just after the References of your assignment. WORK DECLARATION I, hereby declare that the uploaded Analysis of Case Study through Turnitin is my own work. I affirm that this has been researched and completed in accordance with the college rules and regulations on plagiarism. I acknowledge the advice given by the module tutors on proper referencing to avoid plagiarism and the rules on the academic unfair practice. I acknowledge that I read and understand the plagiarism guide written at the end of this assessment. Any academic misconduct will be handled according to the rules and regulations of the university. Pg. 5 Version General instructions Analysis of Case Study must be submitted online through Turnitin before the due date. An acknowledgement will be given to you by your teacher upon presentation of the finance clearance. This is your receipt, keep it. The only circumstance in which assignments can be uploaded late via Turnitin is if a Mitigating Circumstances (MC) form is submitted at the same time. In these circumstances work may be submitted within five (5) working days. Make sure to secure MC form and submit the same to the concerned staff. Write the number of words used, excluding references, at the end of your assignment. Provide the list of sources you used at the last page of your assignment with proper label ‘References’. You may include diagrams, figures etc. without word penalty. The number of words will be + or – 10% of the total words allowed. A work declaration must be included just after the reference page of your assignment. This ensures that you prepare your work in good faith. Any form of collusion and/or academic unfair practice will be dealt with according to the pertinent rules and regulations of the partner university. Please read carefully the plagiarism guide. Assessment Details This Analysis of Case Study comprises 40% of the total assessments marks. It contains two components reading and writing. The writing and reading skills expose students to real life situation as they will read and analyse the text. In addition, the assessment will test the following learning outcomes: 1. Evidence their skills and knowledge of the English Language to level B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference 2. Use vocabulary and grammatical constructions which are reflected at level B2 of the Common European Framework. 3. Use written English to produce essays, describe trends, evaluate information and summarise whilst avoiding plagiarism; 4. Apply the above skills to real life situations through case studies and role-plays etc. Pg. 6 Version Assessment Task Read, analyse and understand the case below and write a 1,600-word essay about your opinion on the issue. Research on the effects of Covid-19 pandemic on people’s lives. Give a clear definition of the term and include relevant details and solutions that you have thought of on this issue. Provide citations from online and offline reading sources and follow the format given by the module tutor. The Case The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a lot of challenges to people’s lives in terms of health, education, foods, and employment. The emergence of Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the lives of the people that caused a devastating effects. According to the World Health Organisation (2020), the pandemic has caused billions of workforce all over the world who have lost their livelihoods during the lockdowns. It also has affected a lot of people who are either sick or have been killed due to the spread of the killer disease. These are only few among those effects that the pandemic has brought to the lives of the people. Thus, people should be cautious of the drastic effects of this health crisis. Guidelines to Students: 1. It has to be written in Arial 12; 1.5 in spacing with 1.5 in all side margins 2. Encoded and printed in A4 paper 3. Contains the following parts: – Background of the Case – Identification of the issue – Steps to solve the issue (paragraph form) – Conclusion – Recommendation – References 4. With cover page to be given by the module tutor 5. Attached plagiarism report ***END OF ASSIGNMENT TASK*** Pg. 7 Version GLT3001 – English Language Proficiency AY: 2020 – 2021 / 2nd Semester Marking Scheme Question No. 1. 2. Description KEY POINTS- able to identify key points in the assignment and express all the interesting and unexpected ideas thoroughly. COMPREHENSION – understanding of the text for analysis Marks Allocated 20 20 LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY – sentences are written with accurate and 3. meaningful vocabulary, free from grammatical errors and the mechanics of 30 writing are properly used. 4. ORGANISATION – all the parts of the essays are well defined, coherent, with relevant examples, and includes accurate format of the essay. 20 QUANTITY AND RELIABILITY – meets the required number of words of the 5. task and shows written pieces of evidence of citations and referencing in 10 the text. Total Pg. 8 Version 100 Plagiarism 1. Plagiarism, which can be defined as using without acknowledgement another person’s words or ideas and submitting them for assessment as though it were one’s own work, for instance by copying, translating from one language to another or unacknowledged paraphrasing. Further examples of plagiarism are given below: Use of any quotation(s) from the published or unpublished work of other persons, whether published in textbooks, articles, the Web, or in any other format, which quotations have not been clearly identified as such by being placed in quotation marks and acknowledged. Use of another person’s words or ideas that have been slightly changed or paraphrased to make it look different from the original. Summarising another person’s ideas, judgments, diagrams, figures, or computer programmes without reference to that person in the text and the source in a bibliography or reference list. Use of services of essay banks and/or any other agencies. Use of unacknowledged material downloaded from the Internet. Re-use of one’s own material except as authorised by the department. 2. Collusion, which can be defined as when work that has been undertaken by or with others is submitted and passed off as solely as the work of one person. This also applies where the work of one candidate is submitted in the name of another. Where this is done with the knowledge of the originator both parties can be considered to be at fault. 3. Fabrication of data, making false claims to have carried out experiments, observations, interviews or other forms of data collection and analysis, or acting dishonestly in any other way. Plagiarism Detection Software (PDS) As part of its commitment to quality and the maintenance of academic standards, the University reserves the right to use Plagiarism Detection Software (PDS), including Turnitin. Such software makes no judgment as to whether a piece of work has been plagiarised; it simply highlights sections of text that have been found in other sources. Pg. 9 Version The use of plagiarism detection software fulfills two functions. The first is to enhance student learning (i.e. as a developmental tool); the second is to guard against and identify unfair practice in assessment. Further information and guidance can be found in the University’s policy on the Use of Plagiarism Detection Software. Pg. 10 Version.
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