EML520 Advanced English Language 2 (12)


Advanced English Language 2 is designed to build upon the foundations established in Advanced English Language 1 (AE 1) developing learners’ confidence and competence in communicating in written and spoken English in a variety of personal and professional contexts. This subject will consolidate and further develop the key items of English grammar covered in AE1, most notably focusing on the roles that traditional and functional grammar play in expression of ideas, development of interpersonal language and text development. This subject will also develop pronunciation for both comprehension and clear expression, focusing on the importance of intelligibility and pronunciation to improve listening skills. Students will be assisted in diagnosing individual language learning and communication challenges, and supported to develop strategies for improved language learning. It will continue to foster autonomy in language learning.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
InternalNorthern Sydney Institute
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EML520
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Teacher Education

Enrolment restrictions


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • describe and use independent learning strategies.
  • describe and use established academic and social conventions in a variety of spoken, written and multimodal texts;
  • communicate in a variety of contexts using a broad range of appropriate vocabulary;
  • process spoken discourse across a variety of academic, professional and social contexts;
  • articulate and comprehend a variety of Englishes by utilising strategies to comprehend international pronunciations;
  • employ appropriate English language demonstrating an advanced knowledge of structure, register and the semiotic and advanced grammatical features;
  • deliver presentations to a high standard, demonstrating the use of technology, languistic and paralinguistic elements necessary for effective communication;
  • recognise and create a range of academic and professional text types;
  • read, interpret, and articulate ideas and knowledge using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to engage with and participate in a range of professional discourses.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Academic culture - Responsibilities and expectations; Developing critical thinking skills
  • Genres/text types: structural and language features
  • Developing academic vocabulary
  • Hedging: generalisation, qualification and caution
  • Referencing, attributive tags and cohesion
  • Modals and objectivity
  • Report writing
  • Formal/informal and workplace presentation skills
  • Listening for detail
  • Pronunciation issues and improvement
  • Effective note-taking and summarising
  • Strategies for developing vocabulary
  • Glossaries and vocabulary notebooks
  • Workplace culture reading, writing and presenting including using technology


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.