|Faculty or Section :||USQ College|
|School or Department :||USQ College|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||091501 - English Language|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||26 October 2020|
Students must have an IELTS of 6.5 across all bands and have successful completed a minimum of the equivalent of Australian Grade 12.
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.