• Offered by School of Literature, Languages and Linguistics
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Linguistics
  • Areas of interest English, Linguistics and Applied Linguistics, Digital Humanities, Literature, Arts
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

The ability to communicate persuasively and appropriately in Academic English is fundamental to the successful completion of a degree. This course is designed to help students engage with academic sources, write accurately and persuasively for an academic audience, and communicate ideas effectively in discussions and presentations. It introduces theoretical and practical aspects of English academic writing and successful oral presentation strategies. Class discussions and activities will focus on skills such as how to sequence ideas and structure paragraphs into a coherent written argument, how to identify key and supporting ideas, and how to reference published work appropriately. Activities will develop academic reading strategies, writing skills (such as note making, annotation, planning, drafting, peer reviewing, revising, editing), and speaking and listening skills for discussions and presentations. Students will be encouraged to develop reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in their own areas of interest.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. use a range of reading strategies to appraise and engage with academic texts;
  2. identify and analyse elements typical of academic genres and their rhetorical functions;
  3. summarize, synthesize, and reference information from a wide range of general academic and discipline-specific sources;
  4. reflect critically on own and other’s academic English writing; and
  5. communicate clearly and coherently in spoken and written academic English;

Indicative Assessment

  1. Engagement tasks (e.g., quizzes, forums, interactive activities; 600 words) (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Integrated reading and writing task (600 words) (15) [LO 1,2,3,5]
  3. Summary writing (1200 words) (20) [LO 1,3,4,5]
  4. Literature review (2500 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  5. Presentation (15 min) (10) [LO 1,3,5]

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.


130 hours of total student learning time comprising:

a) 36 hours of contact: 24 hours of seminars and 12 hours of workshop.

b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LING2107.

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable


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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6000
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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