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EAP7311 Academic English A

Short Description: Academic English A
Units : 4
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 : 4 December 2021

Other Requisites

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.
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

Synopsis

In this course, activities in English have been organised from an integrated communicative language teaching approach for reading, writing, listening, and speaking processes, purposes, attitudes, and strategies. Students' command of the English language should develop to a degree that supports the early comprehension of simple academic texts and enables students to begin to manage the comprehension, construction and delivery of simple and familiar sections of academic texts for routine purposes and audiences. Communicative English language activities are designed to develop students' capacity to integrate academic reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills reliably with some confidence. Special focus is given to developing the precision and efficiency of a students' English language skills to a pre-intermediate level through emphasis on enabling skills such as grammar, oral fluency, pronunciation, spelling, vocabulary, coherence and cohesion, and test taking strategies.

Date printed 4 December 2021