Academic Language Skills for International Students
|Course code ESLA1901||Units 10||Level 1000||Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science|
Designed for international students who are native speakers of languages other than English. The course focuses on the further development of students' academic English skills in writing, speaking, listening and reading. Lectures, tutorials and oral activities are presented on an appropriate range of topics which will help students to develop a higher language proficiency that will be of benefit to them at all levels of their University studies. During all sessions, students will be encouraged to participate actively in order to practise their increasing spoken-language skills. Problem based learning, discussions and individual talks presented in class will help students to efficiently absorb the material that is being taught.
Available in 2014
|Objectives||On completion of the course, the student can be expected to have improved:|
1. Writing skills, including academic essay writing, answering questions in an examination, taking notes from lectures and reading materials, structuring a piece of academic writing, arranging information in an understandable sequence, the correct use of quotations and referencing, and general skills of expression involving correct use of grammar and syntax;
2. Listening skills, including listening to lectures and talks and understanding the content of selected programs shown on videotapes;
3. Reading skills, including researching documentation, reading strategies: scanning and skimming;
4. Speaking skills, including speaking in an academic setting, encouraging rhetorical consciousness, answering questions and discussing topics confidently.
|Content||The content of the course will include a variety of lectures, tutorials and individual exercises including: |
1. basic structural models for essays of various types;
2. writing good thesis statements;
3. techniques for improving essay writing quality;
4. researching and presenting information on assigned topics;
5. organising material for, and delivering an oral seminar presentation;
6. leading and participating in group discussions.
|Assumed Knowledge||No assumed knowledge.|
|Modes of Delivery||Internal Mode|
|Contact Hours||Seminar: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
|Timetables||2014 Course Timetables for ESLA1901|