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Academic English (6695.6)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 1 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Applied Linguistics & Languages




    This unit will hone students' skills in academic communication, both oral and written. Students will learn to analyse and produce a range of tertiary writing genres, gaining appreciation for how effective communication varies according to the audience and purpose of the communication event. Working as much as possible from students' own disciplines, the unit will focus on developing productive strategies for reading and critically appraising academic texts, and using these texts as a basis for successful academic writing.

    Learning Outcomes


    1. analyse the language of a range of tertiary writing genres, including essays, reports and reflective journals

    2. produce well-structured and logically argued writing, using appropriate style and sentence structures

    3. gain confidence andcreativity in making oral presentations and in communicating with peers in classroom discussion

    Contact Hours

    3 hours (1 hour lecture plus 2 hour tutorial)



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