|Short Description:||Acad&Prof Speaking & Listening|
|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|
|Version produced :||1 June 2020|
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 http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware
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.