|Short Description:||Academic Speak & Listen Skills|
|Faculty or Section :||USQ College|
|School or Department :||USQ College|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||091501 - English Language|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.
Pre-requisite: Successful completion of EAPI or English Proficiency equivalent to IELTS Band 5.5 plus completion overseas or in Australia of Senior High School or Post-secondary diploma or first year degree or equivalent work experience.
ONLINE STUDENTS ONLY:
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 transitions students to an Australian Academic culture via practical experience. The course focuses on two typical university activities: oral presentation and group tutorials. Preparation and delivery of an oral presentation develops skills in formal structure with appropriate content, effective visual aids design, response to questions and the use of fluent and effective vocal delivery. Students also learn about the importance of building rapport with their audience and formal elements such as chairing and credible demeanour. Planning and managing a group tutorial develops skills in research, listening and evaluation of suitable audio visual material, active learning and teaching strategies, effective group work and cross cultural competence. Students also learn appropriate behaviour to effectively manage their roles as instructor and tutor as well as the ability to reflect on those experiences.