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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold Coast
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Session1,2,3
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Lismore
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Session1,2,3
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* This unit is normally offered in 5 week blocks throughout the year. Students may enrol in 1 to 50 weeks depending on their English language proficiency on entry and the level aimed for at completion.

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1Demonstrate an understanding of a range of academic text types (spoken and written).
2Use a range of appropriate vocabulary and expressions in extended speech and writing.
3Use a range of appropriate grammatical structures in extended speech and writing.
4Use a range of self-management strategies for successful learning.
5Sustain academic communicative exchanges with other users of English (e.g. share/request information, and signal opinions appropriately).
6Use a range of academic literacy practices related to text ownership and authorship.
7Use a range of digital literacy tools and practices to appropriately access, assess and disseminate on-line information.

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

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

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.

  • No prescribed texts.

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

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 20 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Participation5%
Short written responseSR
Short written response15%
Presentation10%
Quiz15%
Listening Test10%
ReportSR
Report20%
Discussion board10%
Referencing Task15%

Teaching method
Workshop on-site 20 hours (10 weeks)
Assessment
Participation5%
Short written responseSR
Short written response15%
Presentation10%
Quiz15%
Listening Test10%
ReportSR
Report20%
Discussion board10%
Referencing Task15%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. 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 teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

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Fee paying courses
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International

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