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Location Domestic International
Coffs Harbour N/A  *
Gold Coast N/A  *
Lismore  *  *

* 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 Summary

Unit type

Scheduled Hours Unit - Non-Award/Non-Reportable

Credit points

0

AQF level

0

Level of learning

Introductory

Former School/College

SCU College

Pre-requisites

SCU College English Language Placement Test Score <7.0 or a comparable score on a recognised test

Co-requisites

Nil

Anti-requisites

Nil

Unit aim

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 & 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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate an understanding of a range of spoken and written texts
2 Use a range of functional vocabulary to communicate simple ideas in speech and writing
3 Use a range of grammatical structures (simple present, past, future aspect) to communicate simple ideas in speech and writing
4 Communicate concepts in simple speech and writing which are linked (through cohesive devices
5 Sustain simple communicative exchanges with other speakers of English, share information, request information and signal opinions

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

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

Prescribed texts

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