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EAP0001 Academic English A

Full Year 2, 2022 Springfield On-campus
Units : 4
Faculty or Section : USQ College
School or Department : USQ College
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 29 June 2022

Staffing

Examiner: Heejin Chang

Overview

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 effectively in simple English, to meet the English language development requirements at a B1 level, in both face to face and digital environments, with support at an emerging independent level (CEFR B1 level, IELTS 5.5). It also aims to enable students to engage in the academic requirements of a range of USQ degree programs and to enable articulation to EAP 2.

In this course, activities in English have been organised from an integrated communicative language teaching approach for reading, writing, listening, and speaking processes, purposes, attitudes, and strategies. Students' command of the English language should develop to a degree that supports the early comprehension of simple academic texts and enables students to begin to manage the comprehension, construction and delivery of simple and familiar sections of academic texts for routine purposes and audiences. Communicative English language activities are designed to develop students' capacity to integrate academic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills reliably with some confidence. Special focus is given to developing the precision and efficiency of a students' English language skills to a pre-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:

  1. Communicate using the English language in clear, simple, and connected spoken and written texts on familiar integrated academic content, with support at an emerging independent level.
  2. Comprehend aural and written Standard English in structured integrated academic texts on familiar topics with some confidence, with support at an emerging independent level.
  3. Apply the English language with support at an emerging independent level on familiar academic topics across a range of simple academic spoken and written genres.
  4. Produce simple integrated academic texts in English on familiar topics for a range of academic purposes, showing routine use of organisational patterns, connectors, and cohesive devices with accuracy at an emerging independent level.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Academic reading development for early independence 20.00
2. Academic speaking development for early independence 20.00
3. Academic listening development for early independence 20.00
4. Academic writing development for early independence 20.00
5. Academic vocabulary and grammar for early independence 20.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

Ostrowska, S., Jordan, N. & Sowton, C 2019, Unlock Level 3 Listening, Speaking and Critical Thinking Student’s Book, Mob App and Online Workbook with Downloadable Audio and Video, 2nd Edition edn, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
Westbrook, C., S., Baker, L. & Sowton, C 2019, Unlock Level 3 Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking Student’s Book, Mob App and Online Workbook with Downloadable Video, 2nd edn, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Assessment
Weighting (%)
Assignments Written Quiz 1 No 20
Assignments Written Quiz 2 No 20
Assignments Written Quiz 3 No 30
Assignments Written Quiz 4 No 30
Date printed 29 June 2022