Faculty of Arts


ACADENG 102

Academic English Listening and Reading


Description

This course aims to develop students’ listening and reading skills in academic contexts. Students use a range of learning tools that make it easier to find the meaning in written and spoken texts. There is a focus on strategies which direct the reader or listener toward the main ideas, and students are shown ways to identify and note down key points. Some tasks focus on the organisation of the written or spoken text and others help students develop their thinking skills to become more analytical about a topic. This is a practical course with materials and subjects that students find interesting and useful. By doing this course students are better equipped to handle new vocabulary and types of text as well as lecturers' speaking styles, and students should feel more confident about listening in lectures and reading academic texts for their mainstream courses.

NB: Summer School enrolment is limited to 81 students, with admission on a first-come, first-enrolled basis. Semester 1 enrolment is limited to 108 students and Semester 2 enrolment is limited to 135 students, with selection criteria as follows: 1) all TAS students or students admitted with conditions including an academic English course; 2) first-come, first admitted.

Availability 2012

Summer School, repeated Semester 1 and 2

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s)  Lizzy Roe

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

ACADENG 102: 15.0 points

Restrictions

ESOL 102. This course is available only to students who speak English as an additional language.


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