ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE I

EDU1ESL

2014

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This interdisciplinary elective is for students from language backgrounds other than English. Course advisor approval is necessary. This subject provides students who have already met the English prerequisites for enrolment with an opportunity to further develop their academic writing and oral skills in English. The theoretical component analyses academic discourse in intercultural contexts and explores the cultural values that shape various academic discourses. The practical component includes writing an essay using English patterns of expression with explicit argument and evidence. Issues of plagiarism are addressed. Students are also encouraged to contribute to class and small group discussions. There is a secondary focus on understanding aspects of Australian culture.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorHoward Nicholas

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions From language background other than English, with minimum English language entry requirement of the University.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsESL-1 book of readingsPrescribedN/ALA TROBE UNIVERSITY

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHoward Nicholas

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 10 - 22
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
2-hour class test20
One 1500-2000 word essay50
One Planning Task (equivalent to 800 words)20
Online exercises (equivalent to 400 words)10

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorHoward Nicholas

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments%
2-hour class test20
One 1500-2000 word essay50
One Planning Task (equivalent to 800 words)20
Online exercises (equivalent to 400 words)10