This course is designed on the premise that improving communication involves raising students’ awareness about their own use of language and the language of others. This is achieved through the study of language in use in real communicative contexts. A text based approach is therefore recommended. The term ‘text’ as it is used throughout the guidelines refers to any communicative product, oral, written or visual. Letters, reports, newspaper articles, speeches, advertisements, films, songs, poems, novels can all be described as texts.
The revised module descriptor below is for students entering LCA Year 1 in September 2021.