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Introduction to English in Use: Communication (6 points)


Leader: Lorraine Bullock

Hong Kong 2-60 2004 (OCL)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This is a communicative unit that provides a study of some of the diverse language features of communication in English. Students will be able to increase their own language skills, particularly those related to essay writing and presentation, as they study the adaptability and flexibility of choice and variety which the English language produces. The focus of the unit is to study English as a language that facilitates communication in a range of different situations and genres. Students investigate how meaning is created to carry out a wide range of functions in a series of socially and culturally specific genres. They also look at the significance of this for them as second language users.

Assessment: Written (1500 words): 35% + Examinations (3 hours): 40% + Seminar participation: 5% + Seminar paper: 20%

Contact Hours: 4 hours (1 x lecture and 2 seminars) per week

Prerequisites: Faculty of Arts second language entry criteria

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