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Unit description

Builds on students' existing English language abilities in reading, writing, speaking and listening to develop skills to prepare students for Masters’ level studies. Students will engage in a range of in-class activities which use current digital, academic and information literacies within the context of future studies.

Unit content

Upper-Intermediate English forms and functions enabling Master’s level study at SCU (with 6.5 entry), covering:

  • A range of grammar structures and vocabulary appropriate to academic discourse
  • A range of discourse markers and cohesive structures appropriate to academic discourse
  • Maintaining conversations and giving presentations
  • Listening to and reading academic texts for information
  • Academic writing genres (reports, essays, discussion boards)
  • Academic integrity practices: text ownership and authorship
  • Digital literacy practices: understanding, using, and communicating with multimedia technology

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1Demonstrate an understanding and control of a range of spoken and written academic texts.
2Use a range of academic vocabulary and grammatical structures to communicate ideas in speech and writing.
3Demonstrate an understanding of text ownership and authorship practices at university through appropriate use of academic integrity practices.
4Sustain academic communicative exchanges with other speakers of English.
5Demonstrate digital literacy practices including the use of similarity detection tools.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding and control of a range of spoken and written academic texts.
  2. Use a range of academic vocabulary and grammatical structures to communicate ideas in speech and writing.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of text ownership and authorship practices at university through appropriate use of academic integrity practices.
  4. Sustain academic communicative exchanges with other speakers of English.
  5. Demonstrate digital literacy practices including the use of similarity detection tools.

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (3 times per week)
Assessment
Presentation10%
Short written response10%
Annotated bibliography15%
Report20%
Discussion board10%
Referencing Task15%
Listening Test10%
Presentation10%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (3 times per week)
Assessment
Presentation10%
Short written response10%
Annotated bibliography15%
Report20%
Discussion board10%
Referencing Task15%
Listening Test10%
Presentation10%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (3 times per week)
Assessment
Presentation10%
Short written response10%
Annotated bibliography15%
Report20%
Discussion board10%
Referencing Task15%
Listening Test10%
Presentation10%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 3 hours (3 times per week)
Assessment
Presentation10%
Short written response10%
Annotated bibliography15%
Report20%
Discussion board10%
Referencing Task15%
Listening Test10%
Presentation10%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

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