ESL172 Language and Learning Skills (8)

In this CSU-TPC subject students will develop the skills and knowledge required to research, write, evaluate and present information ethically in a further study context. Students will also identify their personal learning styles and develop a plan for skill development for future learning and career development.

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
Bathurst Campus
Dubbo Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ESL172. 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


Office for Students

Enrolment Restrictions

Restricted to students enrolled in the CSU Pathway Program - Diploma of General Studies.

Assumed Knowledge

Normally applicants will have Year 12 or equivalent, however applicants with other educational backgrounds will also be considered.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse, compose and present a range of texts
  • be able to select information for specific purposes
  • be able to use referencing conventions
  • be able to present a researched essay and report
  • be able to make a short, formal oral presentation
  • be able to apply ethical study practice
  • be able to evaluate opportunities and develop a strategic plan for career development


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Learning styles identification and utilisation
  • Preparation for study
  • Purposes of writing
  • Writing styles and text types
  • Referencing - Harvard/APA/Plagiarism
  • Planning your writing - mind maps, note taking, research skills and techniques
  • How to write a report
  • How to write an essay
  • Creative writing
  • How to give an oral presentation
  • Identify skills and gaps in career paths and develop a plan for future options


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or 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.