Accessibility Statement for Worlds of English (U214)
Mode of study
Most of this module's study materials are online. Online materials are composed of pages of text with images; audio and video clips (all with transcripts/subtitles); diagrams; interactive media; animations; and multiple-choice self-assessed quizzes. Online materials also include links to external resources, online forums and online tutorial rooms. Printed materials are provided for some module content including the main module books, the study guides, the Module guide and the Linguistics Toolkit.
This module provides a range of learning events: face-to-face and online tutorials. Each face-to-face learning event offers an online (or other) alternative. Although not compulsory, attendance at tutorials will help you consolidate your learning.
Working with others
You may be required to work with other students. This may include working together with fellow learners on a project/task. At present,there is no obligation for students to work with others.
Diagrams and other visual content
The study materials contain some diagrams and photographs. Reading and interpreting these is an important part of the study of this module and is assessed. Figure descriptions are provided for most figures.
You may be required to search for, and make use of, third-party material online and this is assessed. Within the end-of-module assessment you are required to access and refer to a journal article as part of the task. Alternatives for required/assessed research material can be provided to enable you to meet the learning outcomes of the module.
Specialist reading material
In this module you will be working with specialist reading material such as phonemic symbols which are within the Linguistic Toolkit and the accompanying online activities. These are delivered both online and in printed form.
This module has Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs), which must be submitted online via the OU electronic TMA system, and an end-of-module assessment submitted online.
You will receive feedback from your tutor on your submitted Tutor-Marked Assignments (TMAs). This will help you to reflect on your TMA performance. You should refer to it to help you prepare for your next assignment.
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All University modules are structured according to a set timetable and you will need time management skills to keep your studies on track. You will be supported in developing these skills.