# Functional English

FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH

SMS Code EE407001 Level 3 Credits 18 Total Hours 180 Contact Hours 102 Work Experience Hours Nil Self Directed Hours 78 NQF Units/Other Components contained are:

Aims To build on English for reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Learning Outcomes At the successful completion of this course, students will be able to: • Demonstrate an ability to write reports. • Demonstrate an ability to be able to present presentations. • Demonstrate understanding of study skills and preparation techniques for the TOEIC test. • Demonstrate an understanding of New Zealand culture and history

Content Students will receive materials in order to develop skills to achieve the outcomes above. The content will enable students to make more choices in their language interactions. Content will be determined through an analysis of the students needs and will include global and New Zealand specific topics such as sport, recreation, travel etc.

Learning/Teaching Methods

Lecturers will use a range of teaching and learning methods with a strong focus on activities, which will enable students to use all the language skills. Pair and group activities will be used to assist students to develop social and co-operative skills. Lecturers will meet regularly in order to determine areas of English that need to be practised in order to communicate more effectively in both social and academic situations.


Assessment Assessment will involve normative reference testing and be carried out by lecturers. Attendance Requirements 90%

Completion requirements To complete this course, students must meet the attendance requirement and all of the tests, examinations and laboratories throughout the year.

Literature References for Curriculum Development Brown, J.D. (1995). The Elements of Language Curriculum. Heinle and Heinle.

Student Reading List Simons, W. (1998). Have you Heard – Using everyday English in New Zealand. Auckland, NZ: New House Publishers. Simons, W. (1991). Did you Know – Using everyday English in New Zealand. Auckland, NZ: New House Publishers. Simons, W. (1995). What do you think – Using everyday English in New Zealand. Auckland, NZ: New House Publishers. Howe, P. and Lovell, J. (1993). Home Ground. Auckland, NZ: Longman Paul. Catt, C. (1998). New Zealand A Language Survival Kit. Auckland, NZ: Addison Wesley Longman.