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Foundation English

FCL10001

Duration
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Prerequisites

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Corequisites

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Contact hours
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Credit Points
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Aims and learning outcomes

This unit aims to develop capabilities and proficiency in the English language essential for tertiary education and academic purposes.

Students who successfully complete this unit should be able to:

  1. Critically read and select academic texts and sources
  2. Incorporate source material, paraphrase and summarise from texts
  3. Apply fundamental concepts of academic writing in the academic essay
  4. Write an essay presenting a perspective on an issue / a critical response to an issue
  5. Apply presentation skills effectively using appropriate language

Unit information

Content

  1. Academic reading skills that scaffold to expository writing
  2. Critical reading and thinking skills that enable focused and concise academic writing
  3. Oral presentation / group discussion skills that could include the use of audio-visual media