|Faculty or Section :||USQ College|
|School or Department :||USQ College|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||17 May 2022|
In their discipline subjects university students need to appropriately understand academic and professionally advanced texts at the surface level and also think and reflect at a deeper level of language in order to fully engage with written discourse for a specific purpose. This course develops students' capacity to manage written information, think critically, and build knowledge in English with highly advanced texts, to meet the highly complex demands of tertiary studies in education, benchmarked to a level of at least 73 on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) and 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.
In this course, activities in English have been organised for the development of highly advanced independent reading and critical thinking approaches, attitudes, and strategies, using a range of demanding academic texts, including text books, case studies, lecture notes, academic journals, and reports, in both hard copy and digital form.