ES1000 - Foundation Academic English


This is a required module for students whose Qualifying English Test results show that they would benefit from basic English language skills support. Students in the course must pass this module before they are allowed to read the next required English module, English for Academic Purposes (ES1103). The purpose of ES1000 is to improve the students' English language skills in reading, writing and grammar. These skills are taught, reviewed and reinforced through online, in-class and appropriate out-of-class activities. Assignments include reflections, written assignments and progress tests.

This module is taught over 1 semester with a two-hour online lecture/discussion/quiz and a two-hour sectional teaching per week.


By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • recognise the structure of paragraphs used in academic contexts;
  • write coherent paragraphs in an academic style;
  • use a range of sentence structures and grammatical features appropriate to writing tasks for academic contexts;
  • identify and correct a specific set of grammatical errors in written texts;
  • identify and use a range of vocabulary for academic contexts; and
  • design and evaluate their independent language learning, particularly in terms of grammar and paragraph writing.


ES1000 is a 100% Continuous Assessment module.


Students should have sat for the Qualifying English Test, and obtained a ‘Band 1’ result.



Modular Credits