• Offered by ANU Wide
  • ANU College ANU Wide
  • Course subject Essential University English
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
    Second Semester 2020
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The course focuses on two learning objectives:

General academic English in which students not only improve their language skills, but also learn about Australian academic style in terms of critical thinking, referencing, plagiarism; and

English requirements from the students' own study areas, to cope with the language particular to their own disciplines.

The curriculum covers the following topics:

Essay structure

Oral presentation skills

Advanced academic writing

Referencing protocol

Discussion and tutorial skills

Avoiding plagiarism

Critical thinking

Reading and summarizing

Pronunciation

Note: ESEN1101 is not open to exchange students

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

At the conclusion of this course students will have:

  • increased report writing, essay writing, oral presentation and tutorial skills;
  • gained higher-level academic English language skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing, both generally and within their own discipline; and
  • improved their understanding of Australian academic culture.

Other Information

A comprehensive student workbook has been developed for the course.  Other reading will be assigned at the beginning of the course.


Course Contact: Dr Rebecca Cross
T: 02 61250982
E: rebecca.cross@anucollege.edu.au

Indicative Assessment

Assessment in the course consists of:

  • Exercises (in-class, homework, listening)   - 25%
  • Fully researched and referenced writing task (1,500 to 2,000 words) in students' own discipline  - 30%
  • PowerPoint-supported seminar presentation and group discussion in the students' own discipline,   - 20%
  • Final exam  - 15%
  • Attendance and class participation – 10%

Each writing assessment is submitted as two drafts:   a first draft, which is then given coded feedback by the teacher, and a second draft, corrected by the student according to the teacher feedback.

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

The course runs for one semester, with two two-hour classes per week, all in seminar style (not traditional lecture/tutorial mode). Small classes enable each student to receive individual attention from the class teacher. Pair work and group work is emphasised throughout.

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with ESEN6101

You will need to contact the ANU Wide to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Preliminary Reading

A full 100+-page student workbook has been developed for the course, with a mixture of materials both specifically developed for this course, and adapted from other sources.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2484 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7512 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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