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Location Domestic International
Gold Coast N/A Session 3,   *
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

English for Academic Purposes 1 SCU College English Language Placement. Test Score equals 5.5 with no band <5.0 or a comparable score on a recognised test (for pathways to SCU Bachelor awards with 6.0 entry); and, Academic Purposes 1 SCU College English Language Placement. Test Score equals 5.0 with no band <4.5 or a comparable score on a recognised test (for pathways to SCU Diploma awards with 5.5 entry). English for Academic Purposes 2 SCU College English Language Placement Test Score equals 6.0 with no band <5.5 or a comparable score on a recognised test. English for Academic Purposes 3 SCU College English Language Placement Test Score equals 6.5 with no band <6.0 or a comparable score on a recognised test.

Unit aim

EAP 1 is designed to build on existing language abilities in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Prepares students for SCU courses which require SCU Language Test level 6.0 on entry, through developing language and academic skills such as: referencing, using an LMS, using plagiarism detection software, note taking, giving presentations and academic writing.

EAP 2 is designed to build on existing language abilities in reading, writing, speaking and listening. Prepares students for Master’s level study which requires SCU Language Test level 6.5 on entry, through developing language and academic skills such as: referencing, using an LMS, using plagiarism detection software, note taking, giving presentations and academic writing.

EAP 3 is designed to build on existing language abilities in reading, writing, speaking and listening and the required academic skills to undertake research at Masters/PhD levels. Prepares students for study by research at SCU courses which require SCU Language Test level 7.0 on entry, through developing language and academic skills such as: preparing research proposals, meeting the requirements to submit the SCU Supervisor/Candidate Agreement Form, referencing, self-management of learning, using plagiarism detection software, participating in high level discussions with research supervisors, giving presentations and academic writing.

Unit content

Upper-intermediate English forms and functions enabling undergraduate level study at SCU (with 6.0 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 English on the Internet
  • Academic writing genres (reports, essays, blogs)

Upper-Intermediate English forms and functions enabling Master’s level study at SCU (with 6.5 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 English on the Internet
  • Academic writing genres (reports, essays, blogs)

Advanced English forms and functions enabling research level study Masters/PhD levels at SCU (with 7.0 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 English on the Internet
  • 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.

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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 academic texts
2 Use a range of academic vocabulary to communicate ideas in speech and writing
3 Use a range of academic grammatical structures (passive, relative clauses, modal verbs) to communicate in speech and writing.
4 Communicate concepts in extended academic speech and writing which are linked (through cohesive devices)
5 Sustain academic communicative exchanges with other speakers of English, share information, request information and signal opinions
6 Use an on-line learning management system to submit assignments, use plagiarism detection tools and access course resources. (Please note that this Learning Outcome for English for Academic Purposes 3 maps to GA5 not GA6)

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

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of a range of spoken and written academic texts
    • GA6:
  2. Use a range of academic vocabulary to communicate ideas in speech and writing
    • GA6:
  3. Use a range of academic grammatical structures (passive, relative clauses, modal verbs) to communicate in speech and writing.
    • GA6:
  4. Communicate concepts in extended academic speech and writing which are linked (through cohesive devices)
    • GA6:
  5. Sustain academic communicative exchanges with other speakers of English, share information, request information and signal opinions
    • GA6:
  6. Use an on-line learning management system to submit assignments, use plagiarism detection tools and access course resources. (Please note that this Learning Outcome for English for Academic Purposes 3 maps to GA5 not GA6)
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • No prescribed texts.

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