Unit description

EAP 1 is designed to build on existing language abilities in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Prepares students for SCU courses which require SCU Language Test level 6.0 on entry, through developing language and academic skills such as: referencing, using an LMS, using plagiarism detection software, note taking, giving presentations and academic writing. EAP 2 is designed to build on existing language abilities in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Prepares students for Master’s level study which requires SCU Language Test level 6.5 on entry, through developing language and academic skills such as: referencing, using an LMS, using plagiarism detection software, note taking, giving presentations and academic writing. EAP 3 is designed to build on existing language abilities in reading, writing, speaking and listening and the required academic skills to undertake research at Masters/PhD levels. Prepares students for study by research at SCU courses which require SCU Language Test level 7.0 on entry, through developing language and academic skills such as: preparing research proposals, meeting the requirements to submit the SCU Supervisor/Candidate Agreement Form, referencing, self-management of learning, using plagiarism detection software, participating in high level discussions with research supervisors, giving presentations and academic writing.

Unit content

Upper-intermediate English forms and functions enabling undergraduate level study at SCU (with 6.0 entry) including:

  • Pronunciation, academic grammar and vocabulary
  • Academic discourse markers and cohesive structures
  • Maintaining conversations and giving presentations
  • Listening and reading for information
  • Varieties of English including English on the Internet
  • Academic writing genres (reports, essays, blogs)

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

  • Pronunciation, academic grammar and vocabulary
  • Academic discourse markers and cohesive structures
  • Maintaining conversations and giving presentations
  • Listening and reading for information
  • Varieties of English including English on the Internet
  • Academic writing genres (reports, essays, blogs)

Advanced English forms and functions enabling research level study Masters/PhD levels at SCU (with 7.0 entry), including:

  • Pronunciation, academic grammar and vocabulary
  • Academic discourse markers and cohesive structures
  • Maintaining conversations and giving presentations
  • Listening and reading for information, research protocols
  • Varieties of English including English on the Internet
  • Academic writing genres (reports, essays, blogs)

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.

Year Long

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

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 20 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Participation5%
Short written responseSR
Short written response10%
Presentation10%
Annotated bibliography15%
Listening Test10%
ReportSR
Report20%
Discussion board10%
Referencing Task15%
Presentation5%
Notice

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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