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.
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
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
GA1: Intellectual rigour,
GA3: Ethical practice,
GA4: Knowledge of a discipline,
GA5: Lifelong learning,
GA6: Communication and social skills,
GA7: Cultural competence
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Demonstrate an understanding and control of a range of spoken and written academic texts.||Communication and social skills|
|2||Use a range of academic vocabulary and grammatical structures to communicate ideas in speech and writing.||Communication and social skills|
|3||Demonstrate an understanding of text ownership and authorship practices at university through appropriate use of academic integrity practices. ||Creativity|
|4||Sustain academic communicative exchanges with other speakers of English.||Communication and social skills|
|5||Demonstrate digital literacy practices including the use of similarity detection tools. ||Lifelong learning|
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