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Unit description

EAP 1 builds on existing language abilities in reading, writing, speaking and listening. It prepares students for SCU courses which require SCU Language Test level of 5.5–6.0 (CEFR B2) on entry through developing students' language skills, academic and digital literacy practices. These include: accessing, assessing and disseminating information online; using an LMS; using similarity detection software; self-management; note taking; giving presentations; and, a range of academic writing practices (e.g. paraphrasing, referencing).   EAP 2 builds on existing language abilities in reading, writing, speaking and listening. It prepares students for SCU courses which require SCU Language Test level of 6.5 (CEFR B2+) on entry through developing students' language skills, academic and digital literacy practices. These include: accessing, assessing and disseminating information online; using an LMS; using similarity detection software; self-management; note taking; giving presentations; and, a range of academic writing practices (e.g. paraphrasing, referencing).   EAP 3 builds on existing language abilities in reading, writing, speaking and listening. It prepares students for SCU courses which require SCU Language Test level of 7.0 (CEFR C1) on entry through developing students' language skills, academic and digital literacy practices. These include: accessing, assessing and disseminating information online; using an LMS; using similarity detection software; self-management; note taking; giving presentations; and, a range of academic writing practices (e.g. paraphrasing, referencing).

Unit content

Upper-intermediate English forms and functions enabling undergraduate level study at SCU (with 6.0/CEFR B2 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 written academic English and online informal English
  • Academic writing genres (reports, essays, blogs)

Upper-Intermediate English forms and functions enabling Master’s level study at SCU (with 6.5/CEFR B2+ 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 written academic English and online informal English
  • Academic writing genres (reports, essays, blogs)

Advanced English forms and functions enabling research level study Masters/PhD levels at SCU (with 7.0/CEFR C1 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 written academic English and online informal English
  • 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.

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 academic text types (spoken and written).Communication and social skills
2Use a range of appropriate vocabulary and expressions in extended speech and writing.Communication and social skills
3Use a range of appropriate grammatical structures in extended speech and writing.Communication and social skills
4Use a range of self-management strategies for successful learning.Lifelong learning
5Sustain academic communicative exchanges with other users of English (e.g. share/request information, and signal opinions appropriately).Communication and social skillsCultural competence
6Use a range of academic literacy practices related to text ownership and authorship.Lifelong learningCultural competence
7Use a range of digital literacy tools and practices to appropriately access, assess and disseminate on-line information.Lifelong learningCultural competence

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of a range of academic text types (spoken and written).
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  2. Use a range of appropriate vocabulary and expressions in extended speech and writing.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  3. Use a range of appropriate grammatical structures in extended speech and writing.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. Use a range of self-management strategies for successful learning.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  5. Sustain academic communicative exchanges with other users of English (e.g. share/request information, and signal opinions appropriately).
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  6. Use a range of academic literacy practices related to text ownership and authorship.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  7. Use a range of digital literacy tools and practices to appropriately access, assess and disseminate on-line information.
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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