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ENS0003 Intermediate English Language (10 week)

Full Year, 2022 Toowoomba On-campus
Units : 2
Faculty or Section : USQ College
School or Department : USQ College
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 27 June 2022

Staffing

Examiner: Lindsay Helwig

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 simply and predictably in English, to meet the requirements of English language development at the A2 level, in both face to face and digital environments, with support at a beginning level (CEFR A2 level, IELTS 4.5). It also aims to enable students to articulate to EAP 1.

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 simple, basic communication about familiar and predictable topics. Communicative English language activities are designed to develop students' capacity to integrate reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills reliably at a basic level. Special focus is given to developing the precision and efficiency of a students' English language skills to an elementary 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 completion of this course students should be able:

  1. Communicate using the English language in basic, simple, and connected spoken and written texts on very familiar and predictable integrated content, with support at an elementary.
  2. Comprehend aural and written Standard English in short, simple texts on very familiar and predictable topics to an elementary level.
  3. Apply the English language with support at an elementary level on very familiar and concrete predictable topics across a range of basic spoken and written genres.
  4. Produce simple integrated texts in English on very familiar and concrete predictable topics for a range of purposes, showing ability to use simple sentences with descriptors accurately at an elementary level.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Understanding general reading texts reliably at a basic level. 25.00
2. Produce general writing texts reliably at a basic level. 25.00
3. Understand general listening texts reliably at a basic level. 25.00
4. Produce general spoken texts reliably at a basic level. 25.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

Dimond-Bayir, S. & Russell, K 2019, Keynote Elementary: Workbook, Unlock Level 2 Listening, Speaking and Critical Thinking Student’s Book, Mob App and Online Workbook with Downloadable Audio and Vide, Second Edition edn, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
O’Neill, R, & Lewis, M 2019, Unlock Level 2 Reading, Writing and Critical Thinking Student’s Book, Mob App and Online Workbook with Downloadable Video, Second Edition edn, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Assessment details

Approach Type Description Group
Assessment
Weighting (%)
Negotiated Negotiated Negotiated No 100
Date printed 27 June 2022