|Faculty or Section :||USQ College|
|School or Department :||USQ College|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||17 May 2022|
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 clearly and appropriately in English, to meet the more complex communication demands of tertiary studies in nursing, laws, or research, in both face to face and digital environments to an advanced level, benchmarked to either a score of at least 58 on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) or the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) C1 level. It also aims to enable students to prepare to meet future registration requirements of a range of professional disciplines and serves as a prerequisite for EUS1008 Communicating Professionally 2.
In this course, activities in English have been organised for the development of advanced and independent academic writing and speaking processes, purposes, attitudes, and strategies that enable the expression of `voice' and support the construction and delivery of a range of advanced academic texts for specific purposes and audiences. In this course, focus is given to constructing texts used in a range of academic contexts, which could include critical and descriptive essays, interviews, reports, presentations, literature reviews, discussions, seminars, and reconstruction of lecture notes, in both traditional and digital education contexts.