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 availability
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
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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.
The 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 you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.