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Academic English 1 (ESLA10003)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeESLA10003
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Through the study of multiculturalism in Australian society, this subject develops students' ability to use academic English language. The subject is specifically designed for students who require intensive attention to their academic writing development. Its primary focus is on developing students' ability to structure an academic paper. The subject targets sentence structure, use of linking devices, paragraph development and effective use of citations. A range of other academic abilities are also developed such as effective reading, participation in small group work and oral presentations.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students will be able to:

  • write academic assignments fluently, accurately and appropriately;
  • evaluate sources and critically analyse academic texts;
  • speak effectively in academic settings;
  • actively engage in team work with other students enrolled in the subject;
  • understand, discuss and analyse the development of Australia as a multicultural society;
  • synthesise and organise material from spoken and written sources.

Generic skills

At the completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to synthesise and organise material from spoken and written sources;
  • be more independent learners.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

Please note: Native or near-native speakers of English or students who have completed ESLA10004 Academic English 2 are not eligible to enrol.

Non-native speakers of English may enrol without sitting for a placement test but may be recommended to other subjects during the first two weeks of the semester depending on their English language proficiency.

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ESLA10004 Academic English 2
Semester 2
12.5

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Additional details

  • Assignment 1 - 400 word summary due in week 4 [10%]
  • Assignment 2 - 800 word summary and synthesis due end of week 6 [20%]
  • Assignment 3 - Oral presentation equivalent to 600 words due in weeks 7-11 [15%]
  • Assignment 4 - Two written in-class tasks (800 words) due in weeks 8-12 [20%]
  • Assignment 5 - Research based essay (1400 words) due at the end of semester [35%]

Hurdle Requirement: Students must attend a minimum of 75% of tutorials in order to pass this subject. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject.

Note: Assessment submitted late without an approved extension will be penalised at 10% per working day. In-class tasks missed without approval will not be marked.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    CoordinatorMaria Karidakis
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours48 hours: 1 x 1 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial and 1 x 2 hour tutorial per week, throughout the semester.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019
  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorOlga Maxwell
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours48 hours: 1 x 1 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial and 1 x 2 hour tutorial per week, throughout the semester.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

Please note: Native or near-native speakers of English or students who have completed ESLA10004 Academic English 2 are not eligible to enrol.

Non-native speakers of English may enrol without sitting for a placement test but may be recommended to other subjects during the first two weeks of the semester depending on their English language proficiency.

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    A Subject Reader will be made available

  • Breadth options
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 14 August 2019