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
This unit builds on students' English language level with a particular
emphasis on productive skills required for the sciences. Subject matter delivered in this unit will relate to relevant themes across other units of study through a Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach to learning with the aim of strengthening students' usage of relevant vocabulary whilst developing targeted soft skills such as teamwork and reflective practices. Also included in the unit is the development of skills required for structured writing, data analysis, critical thinking and acquiring the skills to communicate complex ideas through clear and cohesive writing and verbal communication.
Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate a wide range of vocabulary relating to the sciences; (2) produce reports and essays at the appropriate level showing correct use of the writing conventions and supporting information; (3) express themselves vocally with confidence, providing a good degree of fluency and accuracy; (4) develop active listening skills in general and in a science context; and (5) demonstrate a level of English at IELTS 6.0.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) test; (2) report/essay; and (3) presentation. 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:
Enrolment in a UWA College course
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
PACM1101 Communication in Practice; HUMA1901 English Language and Academic Communication I
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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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.