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.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
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: 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of BUS100 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Academic integrity and referencing quiz
Article analysis

Special Resources

Access to English learning skill advisers would be highly advisable.

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.