Academic English: Economics and Commerce

Subject 175-125 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 1 (Undergraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: A 1-hour lecture and three hours of tutorials per week
Total Time Commitment: 4 contact hours/week , 4 additional hours/week. Total of 8 hours per week.
Prerequisites: 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. Native or near-native speakers of English are not eligible to enrol.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Neomy Storch


Dr Neomy Storch

Subject Overview: This subject involves the study of economics and commerce content-based English for academic purposes. Students should develop their academic language through a study of Australia's economy and its major economic institutions. Students will develop the ability to speak appropriately in academic settings, communicate confidently as part of a team, read economics and commerce texts critically, take effective notes in economics/commerce lectures, and write reports and assignments fluently and accurately.
  • read Economics/Commerce texts critically;
  • take effective notes in lectures;
  • write reports and assignments fluently and accurately;
  • communicate confidently as part of a team;
  • speak appropriately in academic settings;
  • have a greater understanding of Australia's economy and economic institutions.
Assessment: Two integrated listening/reading/writing tasks totalling 1000 words (30%) completed in class during the semester, oral and written class exercises totalling 1000 words (20%) completed during the semester, a 700 word assignment due mid semester (20%) and a 1200 word assignment due week 14 (30%)
Prescribed Texts: A subject reader will be available for purchase from the University Bookshop.
Breadth Options:

This subject potentially can be taken as a breadth subject component for the following courses:

You should visit learn more about breadth subjects and read the breadth requirements for your degree, and should discuss your choice with your student adviser, before deciding on your subjects.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  • synthesise and organise material from spoken and written sources;
  • be more independent learners.
Notes: Formerly available as 145-008/125. Students who have completed 145-008/125 are not eligible to enrol in this subject.
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: English as a Second Language

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