English as a Second Language

Major/Minor/Specialisation !105-AA-SPC+1005 (2009)

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Year and Campus: 2009


Arts & Music Student Centre
Old Arts Building
+61 3 8344 5235
Overview: English as a second language subjects address the needs of students seeking to consolidate their English language and communication skills. Study in this area is strategically oriented to the refinement of student skills within an academic environment. In particular, emphasis is placed on effective writing and research techniques and improved fluency and organisation of written and oral presentations.

Several credit subjects on offer are available for students of most faculties although students should consult with a student adviser to confirm that ESL subjects can be credited towards their degree.

ESL subjects, along with Communication Skills subjects, computer skills subjects and subjects that focus on workplace skills, are termed 'skills-based subjects'. Students enrolled in an arts degree may credit a maximum of three skills-based subjects towards their course. Students from other faculties should check for skills subject limitations with a student adviser.

Objectives: See course objectives
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Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Not offered in 2009
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts

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