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EUS1008 Communicating Professionally 2

Semester 2, 2022 Springfield On-campus
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : USQ College
School or Department : USQ College
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 2 July 2022

Staffing

Examiner: Angela Windsor

Overview

Today's 21st century work and learning environments demand an accurate, fluent, and flexible range of contextually appropriate communication skills. This course develops students' capacity to communicate clearly and appropriately in English, to meet the more complex communication demands of tertiary studies in nursing, laws, or research, in both face-to-face and digital environments to a near native-like level, benchmarked to at least 73 on the Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE) at the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) C1+ level. It also aims to enable students to prepare to meet future registration requirements of a range of professional disciplines.

In this course, activities in English have been organised for the development of near native-like academic writing and speaking processes, purposes, attitudes, and strategies that enable the expression of `voice' and support the construction and delivery of a range of sophisticated academic texts for specific purposes and audiences. In this course, focus is given to constructing texts used in a range of academic contexts, which could include critical and descriptive essays, interviews, reports, presentations, literature reviews, discussions, seminars, and reconstruction of lecture notes, in both traditional and digital education contexts.

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course students will:

  1. Compose and deliver clear and sophisticated exploration of a wide range of topical issues or specific questions in a range of written and spoken texts, both individually and in groups, for specific academic purposes and audiences at a near native-like level, benchmarked to at least 73 on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) C1+ level.
  2. Justify claims on a wide range of topics and issues in sophisticated written and spoken texts with independent critical analysis and a range of academic sources and data for an unknown questioning reader and listener at a near native-like level, benchmarked to at least 73 on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) C1+ level.
  3. Select and apply appropriate structural and functional academic English language features flexibly to produce a range of sophisticated written and spoken academic texts for an academic audience at a near native-like level, benchmarked to at least 73 on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) C1+ level.

Topics

Description Weighting(%)
1. Grammar for academic texts 25.00
2. Generating ideas and stance 25.00
3. Planning, drafting, editing 10.00
4. Organising ideas and communicating ideas 20.00
5. Developing sociocultural competence 20.00

Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed

McCormack, J & Slaght, J 2012, English for academic study: extended writing and research skills course book, Garnet Education, Reading.
McCormack, J & Watkins, S 2012, English for academic study: speaking course book, Garnet Education, Reading.
Vicary, A 2012, English for academic study: grammar study book, Garnet Education, Reading.

Student workload expectations

To do well in this subject, students are expected to commit approximately 10 hours per week including class contact hours, independent study, and all assessment tasks. If you are undertaking additional activities, which may include placements and residential schools, the weekly workload hours may vary.

Assessment details

Description Weighting (%)
Final Exam 100
Date printed 2 July 2022