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ENS7306 English - Level 3 International Communication (IC) 10 Weeks

Units : 2
Faculty or Section : Open Access College
School or Department : Open Access College

Other requisites

English proficiency between IELTS 5.0 and IELTS 5.5 or accepted equivalents, LEVEL 3 on the USQ placement test or successful completion of English Level 2.


In this course, reading, writing and listening and speaking have been organised around a variety of themes covering a wide range of language encountered in an English speaking country. These themes are from settings such as business, travelling, cross-cultural exchange and the conduct of daily life. Students perform a variety of tasks which require them to extend their language for varied purposes. The grammatical structures and genres encountered in these settings are analysed and practised. The course consists of approximately 20 hours per week of face to face teaching and learning in the 4 macroskills 'Listening and Speaking' and 'Reading and Writing'. Listening provides opportunities for the students to know when and how skills such as listening for specific information, listening for gist and listening for main ideas and supporting details can be applied to maximise comprehension. Speaking is designed to prepare students for speaking in both formal and informal situations and to equip them with higher level functional language such as checking understanding, expressing an opinion, making suggestions and complaints. Reading uses current issues from newspapers and other written mediums and focuses on the process of purposeful and strategic engagement with authentic reading material. Writing works through a process of identifying purpose, selection of suitable genres, brainstorming, organising ideas, writing drafts and revising these.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Full Year, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba