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DIP1007 Academic and Professional Speaking and Listening

Short Description: Acad&Prof Speaking & Listening
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Open Access College
School or Department : Open Access College
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 091501 - English Language
Grading basis : Graded

Other requisites

Pre-Requisite: English Proficiency equivalent to IELTS band 5.5.
Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at


This course will develop speaking and listening skills in an academic context, focusing on three typical university activities; oral presentations, group discussions, and listening to lectures. It will build on the skills gained by these students in prior English studies, generally at O Level. Students will develop their abilities to give oral presentations to the academic standard required by USQ, improve their ability to discuss academic readings in a group situation, and expand their ability to give an oral presentation using academic structure. There is a focus on skill acquisition within the contexts of English-language development. Learning opportunities involve online group discussions based on academic readings, online presentations, and the chance to practise note-taking to online academic lectures.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 Online
Semester 3, 2019 Online