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ENS0002 Pre-Intermediate English Language (10 week)

Units : 2
Faculty or Section : USQ College
School or Department : USQ College
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 24 May 2022

Overview

As with the learning of any language, as confidence with the English language grows, it is important that students are provided with the opportunity to be challenged with more difficult tasks. This course aims to further develop students' language skills and strategies in reading, writing, listening and speaking to a level where they can apply their language skills to longer, more complex material and tasks that help build confidence and prepare students to proceed to the Intermediate Level.

The Pre-Intermediate course presents different themes such as work, leisure, daily routines, holidays, geography, health and culture around which a variety of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills are introduced and practised. The four macro skills are developed through role play and information gap questionnaires, pronunciation, dictation, listening for gist, specific information and detail, skimming, scanning, and reading for gist and detail, writing sentences and paragraphs. Directed self-study at the Pre-Intermediate level consolidates and extends students' ability to become more autonomous learners.

Date printed 24 May 2022