Studying online

There are now 3 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

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Unit Overview

Description
The Engagement and Communicative Skills unit is intended to increase students' level of engagement with the social environment beyond the classroom. The unit should be seen as a way for students to improve their communicative skills to an upper intermediate level by building confidence in, and reflecting on, their ability to use language to interact in a range of authentic contexts. This unit builds on aspects of the Integrated Language Skills unit and covers themes within Contemporary World Issues. Consequently, activities and outcomes from this unit partially relate to those within the corresponding units.
Credit
6 points
Offering
AvailabilityLocationMode
Not available in 2022UWA (Perth)Face to face
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a wide range of grammatical structures and vocabulary to support them in academic life; (2) produce academic essays at an upper-intermediate level, showing correct use of the conventions used in academic writing; (3) express themselves vocally within a formal and informal context with confidence, providing a good degree of fluency and accuracy; (4) demonstrate strong understanding of a range of short, semiauthentic spoken and written texts which are of a general and academic nature; and (5) demonstrate upper intermediate level of English at IELTS 6.0.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments; (2) group Presentation; and (3) participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit rules
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
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  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.