EML523 Investigating English Communication 2 (8)


This subject is designed as a partner to EML519 Investigating English Communication 1. It will build on the skills developed in EML519, and further develop skills and strategies for undertaking investigations into a range of topics related to Englishes and communication in a range of personal and professional contexts. Students will apply processes of inquiry to investigate a topic/issue of relevance to English communication, and their own professional or personal interests. They will utilise appropriate technologies and academic English to present and communicate their investigation to a wider audience.

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Session 2
InternalNorthern Sydney Institute
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EML523
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:
  • critically engage with key concepts and issues related to practical English use and communication in personal and professional contexts;
  • implement an investigation using appropriate methods and processes;
  • analyse and present the outcomes of an investigation using appropriate technologies and academic English .
  • explain implications of an investigation for communicating in English in a range of professional and personal contexts.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Investigating topics and issues in personal and professional communication in English.
  • Designing and implementing an investigation using inquiry approaches.
  • Analysing information and implications of an investigation.
  • Presenting and communicating investigation outcomes using appropriate technologies.


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.