BUS100 English for Academic Studies (8)

This subject is intended for international students. This subject focuses on providing students the opportunity to develop and improve their English academic literacy writing and communication skills aligned to business disciplines and to be better prepared for their academic studies.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: BUS100. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to full-fee paying international students.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to locate, paraphrase, summarise and comprehend simple to complex English texts;
  • be able to develop an effective academic argument based on information gained from a range of sources;
  • be able to write in a range of academic formats, following English writing mechanics and appropriate academic referencing styles;
  • be able to develop speaking and listening communication skills; and
  • be able to apply their communication skills to debate differing points of view using verbal and non-verbal communication methods.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Effective reading for academic purposes
  • Note-taking, paraphrasing and summarising
  • Academic argument
  • Academic conventions
  • Improving your writing
  • Academic writing formats
  • Oral presentation skills
  • Active listening

Special Resources

Access to English learning skill advisers would be highly advisable.


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.