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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Introduces students to a range of activities designed to improve English Language communication and fluency.

Unit content

Pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary

Beyond the sentence and discourse structures

Conversations and presentations

Reading and Listening for information and the main idea

Varieties of English including English on the Internet

Styles of writing

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, 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:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1Demonstrate an understanding of a range of spoken and written textsCommunication and social skills
2Use a range of functional vocabulary to communicate simple ideas in speech and writingCommunication and social skills
3Use a range of grammatical structures (simple present, past, future aspect) to communicate simple ideas in speech and writingCommunication and social skills
4Communicate concepts in simple speech and writing which are linked (through cohesive devicesCommunication and social skills
5Sustain simple communicative exchanges with other speakers of English, share information, request information and signal opinionsCommunication and social skills

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of a range of spoken and written texts
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. Use a range of functional vocabulary to communicate simple ideas in speech and writing
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. Use a range of grammatical structures (simple present, past, future aspect) to communicate simple ideas in speech and writing
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. Communicate concepts in simple speech and writing which are linked (through cohesive devices
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. Sustain simple communicative exchanges with other speakers of English, share information, request information and signal opinions
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. 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 study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

Fee paying courses
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International

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