M2011 English Listening
M2011 English Listening

M2011 English Listening

General Course Infromation

Course Details

Course Code M2011
Course English Listening
Term SPR SEM 2024
Level 2
Lessons 2
Available for All students

Course Staff

Course Instructor: Austin Sites

Course Timetable

Students will be noticed when the course is open.

Unit Overview

Listening is the ability to accurately receive and interpret messages in the communication process. English listening skills are key to master the language and effective communication. Besides that, good English listeners could identify implicit assumptions or even dismissive attitudes that could affect their understanding and opinion towards a certain issue.

The unit Listening I sheds light on the broad concept of English listening, and closely examines various types of listening skills, models, and practical methods. Developed by Austin Sites, the unit will specifically address questions such as:

  • What are listening skills?
  • Why are listening skills important?
  • What are the different types of listeners?
  • What are the best settings for practicing listening skills?
  • What are the three basic listening models?
  • And what are the barriers of listening?

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. To identify and summarise the 5 listener types and 3 basic listening models.
  2. To identify and summarise the 3 basic listening skill types.
  3. To explain the pros and cons of different settings for practicing listening skills.
  4. To identify and overcome barriers against practicing listening skills.

Learning Resouces

This course may include additional learning materials from the instructor. You may find them attached alongside your lesson videos.


Policy on course assessment is based on the following four principles:

  1. Assessment must encourage learning activities and improve learning methods.
  2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
  3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable.
  4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

Assessment Summary

# Task Credit
1 Lesson Video 25
2 Assignments 50
4 Quiz 25

Assessment Detail

Assessment 1: Attendance

Credit: 25

Assessment on attendance is determined by the total viewing duration in a lesson. For example, to get 25 credits, a 40-minute long lesson video requires a minimum viewing duration of 160 minutes.

Assessment 2: Assignments

Credit: 50

Task: You need to complete a total of 10 questions which come in various forms, including but not limited to cloze, multiple choice, or TRUE/FALSE questions. You will have 3 opportunities to answer each question before your final submission.

Assessment 3: Quiz

Credit: 25

Task: You need to complete a total of 20 questions that are either standalone or under reading material(s). You will not have additional opportunities before your final submission.


  • Failure to submit: Failure to fufill course attendance requirements, or unable to submit an assignment or quiz on time may incur a fail grade.
  • Resubmission: of an assignment or a quiz after reworking it to obtain a better mark will not normally be accepted. Approval for resubmission will only be granted on medical or compassionate grounds.
  • Appealing a mark or grade: If you are dissatisfied with your mark or grade, you may request for a review from your program coordinator. There must be academic or procedural reasons for your request, so you can’t simply request a re-mark because you are disappointed with your result.

Course Grading

Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

Grade Mark Description
HD 90-100 High Distinction
D 75-89 Distinction
M 61-74 Merit
P 45-60 Pass
F 0-44 Fail
FNS Fail No Submission