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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 Summary

Unit type

Scheduled Hours Unit - Non-Award/Non-Reportable

Credit points

0

Faculty/College

SCU College

Unit aim

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:
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.

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.