Advanced English for Disciplinary Study
Students from contemporary Chinese studies can take this 20-credit bearing module in semesters one and two. There are two 90-minute sessions per week. Work in this module is linked to tasks and assessment in other modules that students undertake.
What you will learn
- The purposes and functions of English as the language of academic communication
- Effective strategies to enhance the use of language in the discipline
- Appropriate forms of language to indicate your critical stance and position
- How to choose appropriate sources and how to select relevant information
- How to construct texts to successfully participate in academia
What you will do
Over the two semesters you will be doing a variety of tasks that you will be expected to include in a portfolio of work. The tasks may include:
- evaluating source texts for designated academic tasks
- writing a synthesis of information from sources
- preparing a presentation on a case study
- reflecting on language strategies
How you will be assessed
A 1,500-word reflective essay on your individual learning path and achievements based on the evidence provided in the portfolio. A completed portfolio must accompany the submission of the essay.