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Academic English: Economics and Business (ESLA10005)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeESLA10005
Campus
Parkville
Availability
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject aims to develop ESL students' academic writing and speaking abilities through a study of topics in economics. Class exercises and assessment tasks provide students with opportunities to practice, receive feedback, and thus develop their academic language. The assessment tasks focus on the ability to synthesize information from a range of sources, communicate confidently in group work and individually, and write assignments which are well structured and use language accurately and appropriately.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • be able to extract main points from a range of texts;
  • be able to synthesize information from spoken and written sources;
  • be able to participate confidently in group work;
  • be able to present information in oral and written form fluently and accurately;
  • have a greater understanding of Australia's economy and its key institutions.

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

Native or near-native speakers of English 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.

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

Description

  • Assignment 1 (1000 words) first draft due in week 6, final draft due in week 8 [20%]
  • Assignment 2 (1500 words) first draft due in week 12, final draft due at the end of semester [30%]
  • 2 x Integrated tasks (600 words total) due in week 8 and week 11 [30%]
  • Short oral presentation (equivalent to 500 words) [10%]
  • 2 x short writing tasks (400 words total) due in week 5 and week 7 [10%]

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
    Principal coordinatorOlga Maxwell
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours48 hours: 1 x 1 hour lecture, 1 x 2 hour tutorial and 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week
    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

Time commitment details

170 hours

Additional delivery details

Native or near-native speakers of English 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: 21 March 2019