|Full Year 3, 2022 Toowoomba On-campus|
|Faculty or Section :||USQ College|
|School or Department :||USQ College|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||29 June 2022|
Examiner: Angela Windsor
Today’s 21st century work and learning environments demand an accurate, fluent, and flexible range of contextually appropriate communication skills. This course develops students’ capacity to communicate at an effective level with more fluency and spontaneity in English, to meet the more complex communication demands of tertiary studies in a range of academic contexts including face to face and digital environments at an independent level (CEFR B2, IELTS 7.0, Pearson 65, or TOEFL iBT 94). It also aims to prepare and help enable students to meet future registration requirements of a range of professional disciplines, and to enable students to engage in the academic requirements of a range of USQ degree programs. It will also enable articulation to ACS 3.
In this course, activities in English have been organised from an integrated communicative language teaching approach for the development of more independent academic reading, writing, listening, and speaking processes, purposes, attitudes, and strategies. Students should develop command of the English language to support a more confident expression of `voice' and to manage the comprehension, construction and delivery of a wide range of texts on concrete and abstract academic topics for technical purposes and academic audiences in his/her field of specialisation. Communicative English language activities are designed to develop students' capacity to integrate academic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills more confidently and communicate meaning in spoken and written interactions with detailed and reasoned clarity. Special focus is given to developing the precision and efficiency of a students' English language skills to an upper intermediate level through emphasis on enabling skills such as grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary, coherence and cohesion, and test taking strategies.
Course learning outcomes
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- Communicate in English with some fluency, accuracy, and spontaneity using clear, detailed, and reasoned spoken and written texts on concrete and abstract integrated academic content in higher level interactions, at an independent level.
- Comprehend and follow aural and written English in complex integrated academic texts on concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in his/her field of study, at an independent level.
- Apply the English language effectively at an independent level on concrete and abstract academic topics across a wide range of academic spoken and written genres.
- Produce complex integrated academic texts in English on concrete and abstract topics for a wide range of academic purposes, showing critically selective use of organisational patterns, connectors, and cohesive devices with higher level accuracy, at an independent level.
|1.||Academic reading development for independence||20.00|
|2.||Academic speaking development for independence||20.00|
|3.||Academic listening development for independence||20.00|
|4.||Academic writing development for independence||20.00|
|5.||Test strategies for internationally recognised English language standardised tests||10.00|
|6.||Academic vocabulary and grammar development for independence||10.00|
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