Gold CoastSession 3Session 3

Unit aim

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 3

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

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

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

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Fee information


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