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EAP0001 Academic English A

Units : 4
Faculty or Section : USQ College
School or Department : USQ College
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 24 May 2022

Overview

Today’s 21st century work and learning environments demand an accurate, fluent, and flexible range of contextually appropriate communication skills. This course develops students’ capacity to communicate effectively in simple English, to meet the English language development requirements at a B1 level, in both face to face and digital environments, with support at an emerging independent level (CEFR B1 level, IELTS 5.5). It also aims to enable students to engage in the academic requirements of a range of USQ degree programs and to enable articulation to EAP 2.

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 24 May 2022