LANG 0003 Academic English (WSTC Prep)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 700056

Coordinator Maria Charalambous Opens in new window

Description This unit is designed to improve English proficiency for overseas and local students who wish to progress to university studies. In particular, the course aims to help students access the conventions of academic English by focusing on attitudes to knowledge, the ways in which ideas are structured and presented and surface language correctness. In addition, the course encourages students to develop strategies to maximize their learning and to reflect on their own learning styles.

School Western Sydney The College

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Equivalent Subjects LANG 0005 - Academic English (UWSC)

Restrictions Students must be enrolled at Western Sydney University, The College.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate an ability to critically read, analyse and make meaning from academic texts
  2. Identify and summarise the main points of arguments
  3. Locate and cite arguments and evidence using the conventions of academic research
  4. Produce a well-structured, logical, coherent and cohesive response to writing tasks using appropriate academic language structures
  5. Work effectively in a small group learning environment

Subject Content

1. Critically reading and interpreting academic texts
2. Summarising and paraphrasing arguments and evidence
3. Conducting and presenting the results of academic research
4. Synthesising information from multiple sources
5. Using evidence to support an argument
6. Referencing skills
7. Using cohesive devices in academic writing
8. Using arguments, counter-arguments and concessions in persuasive-analytical essay writing
9. Planning, drafting and re-drafting essays
10. Academic language skills

Teaching Periods

2022 Trimester 1

Bankstown

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Subject Contact Maria Charalambous Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Nirimba Education Precinct

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Subject Contact Maria Charalambous Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta City - George St

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 2

Bankstown

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Subject Contact Maria Charalambous Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Subject Contact Maria Charalambous Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Nirimba Education Precinct

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Subject Contact Maria Charalambous Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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Parramatta City - George St

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Subject Contact Maria Charalambous Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Trimester 3

Parramatta City - George St

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Subject Contact Maria Charalambous Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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