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EML516 Advanced English Language 1 (12)

Abstract

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.

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool 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

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 20 October 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.