LANG 0006 Academic English 1 (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 900074

Coordinator Mira Baird Opens in new window

School Western Sydney The College

Discipline English Language

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 0 Preparatory subject

Learning Outcomes

  1. Communicate information in appropriate written mode according to purpose, audience and unit.
  2. Understand and make meaning from a variety of written academic text types.
  3. Communicate information in appropriate spoken mode according to purpose, audience and unit.
  4. Research, interpret, organise and analyse information.
  5. Understand and make meaning from a variety of spoken academic text types.
  6. Work effectively in large and small group learning environments.

Subject Content

  1. Listening / note-taking skills 
  2. Seminar presentation skills 
  3. Research report skills 
  4. Citation / reference skills 
  5. Academic language skills 
  6. Paraphrasing / summarising skills 
  7. Academic essay genre 
  8. Research skills using library databases 
  9. English Grammar (focus of additional 2 hour component)
  10. Pronunciation (focus of additional 2 hour component)

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
In-class writing task 1 hour 15 minutes 10 N Individual
Mid-Term exam – Listening, reading, writing Listening - 45 minutes Reading/Writing – 1 hour 45 minutes 20 N Individual
Research Report 1200 words 20 N Individual
Oral Presentation – individual 10 minutes 15 N Individual
Final Exam – Listening, reading, writing Listening – 45 minutes Reading/Writing – 3 hours + 10 minutes reading time 35 N Individual

Teaching Periods

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