English as a Second Language

Major/Minor/Specialisation !105-AA-SPC+1005 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Year and Campus: 2010
Overview: This area of study can be taken by students enrolled in the pre-2008 Bachelor of Arts - please refer to the course overview for details.

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
Structure & Available Subjects: see the overview above
Subject Options:


Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 1, Semester 2
Related Course(s): Bachelor of Arts

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