LANG 0031 English for Tertiary Study 1 (WSTC)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 900102

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Description This unit is designed to introduce International students to academic culture as a culture of argument and equip them with the academic literacy skills necessary to perform successfully in this culture. In particular, the unit aims to help International students access the conventions of academic English by focussing on attitudes to knowledge, and the ways in which ideas are structured and presented in academic texts and speech. The unit assists students to comprehend academic texts, identify key ideas and concepts, and identify and use the rhetorical moves used in academic texts. It also aims to help students compare and contrast ideas across texts, improve grammatical skills that relate to academic writing, summarise and synthesise information, and understand why, when and how to reference information. In addition, there is a focus on listening and pronunciation skills for International students.

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 0006 - Academic English 1 (UWSC) LANG 0037 - Introduction to Academic Communication 1 (UWSC) LANG 0001 - Academic Communication 1 (UWSCFS) LANG 0030 - English for Tertiary Study 1 (UWSCFS) LANG 0036 - Introduction to Academic Communication 1 (UWSCFS)


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 listening task 250 words 15 N Individual
In-class writing task 300 words 20 N Individual
Essay Plan 150 words 10 N Individual
Expository Essay (Mandatory task) 1000 words 40 N Individual
Oral Presentation 3 - 5 minutes 15 N Individual

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