When do classes take place?
Classes take place either during the standard University teaching day or in the early evening between 4.00 and 8.00 pm, and are structured around undergraduate timetables. They are held every week from week 1 to week 11, and from week 14 to week 24. They are 2 hour sessions, most commonly held late in the afternoon or in the early evening. In addition, several hours per week should be devoted by the student to independent language practice outside the classroom in order to complete work set by the tutor, and practise reading, writing and listening skills.
Assessment and feedback
Assessment is by a short oral presentation and discussion, a 30 minute class listening test, and a 2 hour examination. The exam includes grammar and vocabulary exercises, reading and written comprehension, and written composition. Feedback is given for learning purposes throughout the module in the form of informal, verbal comments on weekly activities; both formative and summative feedback are provided on the oral presentation; written feedback is also given as part of the marking process for the exam.