EML516 Advanced English Language 1 (12)

Advanced English Language 1 aims to develop students’ competence in understanding and using English to communicate in a variety of contexts. It is designed to lay the foundations of functional grammar, discourse, syntax, pronunciation and lexical development for the production of written and spoken English in a range of personal and professional contexts. Subject content is multidisciplinary by nature with a focus on how language is used to convey meaning. A variety of text types will be utilised to analyse genre, purpose, structure, register and specific items of language. Spoken texts will also investigate non-verbal elements, such as gesture, facial expression and intonation, essential to effective communication. The subject aims to foster and support learner autonomy through developing strategies in self directed learning.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
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
HD/FL
Duration
One session
School
School of Teacher Education
Assumed Knowledge

A suitable level of English language competence is assumed.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Identify and produce a variety of text types in both spoken and written Englishes;
  • Recognize the features that distinguish genre and employ these in a variety of contexts;
  • Identify and utilize appropriate register for different text types and contexts;
  • Identify and articulate important paralinguistic elements of spoken texts fundamental to effective communication in international contexts;
  • Develop and utilise an extensive vocabulary in a number of fields of inquiry, research and communication contexts;
  • Identify, analyse and appropriately use English language forms, features, structures and referencing protocols in order to research and write academic text types;
  • Present information appropriately using a range of modes and media;
  • Understand spoken English from a variety of international contexts.
Syllabus
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Essay writing - genres/text types, structure, language - notably academic style, nominalization, punctuation, author's voice, referencing and plagiarism
  • Summary writing
  • Literature reviews and annotated bibliographies
  • Formal presentation skills: language, articulation, pronunciation, technology and visual support, non-verbal and socio-linguistic aspects of communication.
  • Discussions, meetings and tutorials
  • Listening strategies and note taking
  • Reading strategies: skimming, scanning, predicting, note taking, using technology
  • Advanced grammar - tenses, emphatic structures, cleft and fronting, ellipsis and substitution
Contact
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.

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