ENSLA100-20P (NET)

English for Professions

15 Points

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Centre for Tertiary Teaching and Learning

Staff

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Convenor(s)

Lecturer(s)

Administrator(s)

: lissa.smith@waikato.ac.nz

Placement/WIL Coordinator(s)

Tutor(s)

Student Representative(s)

Lab Technician(s)

Librarian(s)

: anne.ferrier-watson@waikato.ac.nz

You can contact staff by:

  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
  • Extensions starting with 4, 5, 9 or 3 can also be direct dialled:
    • For extensions starting with 4: dial +64 7 838 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 5: dial +64 7 858 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 9: dial +64 7 837 extension.
    • For extensions starting with 3: dial +64 7 2620 + the last 3 digits of the extension e.g. 3123 = +64 7 262 0123.
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Paper Description

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This paper is designed to develop academic reading, writing, and communication skills to support students for whom English is an additional language (EAL). During the paper, students will be presented with ideas, guidelines, and frameworks that can be used to read and write more effectively in an academic context.


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Paper Structure

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This paper is fully online. Twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday, students will engage with lecture materials, online tasks, and discussions. Students will have opportunities to practice language skills, complete assessments, and obtain feedback.

Lecture materials will be available on Tuesday, and students will watch and read these materials within 2 days. On Thursday, students will engage with online tasks and discussions.

This paper is supported via Moodle and Panopto lecture recordings. Students can also engage with teaching staff and other students using video conferencing tools such as Zoom or WeChat.


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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Plan, draft, write, edit, and receive feedback on a range of written tasks, with attention to discourse features, genre, voice, and disciplinary conventions.
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  • Engage with and communicate clearly in formal academic presentations and discussions of academic topics.
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  • Evaluate, understand, and adopt new words and grammatical structures.
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  • Critique others’ points of view and substantiate and communicate their own point of view.
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  • Students will develop a range of reading strategies for different texts and purposes and develop note-taking skills.
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  • Understand the research process, and select an appropriate approach and methods for using information to write. Locate and evaluate, evaluate, and store academic research material.
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  • Understand the principles of academic integrity, and what it means to an independent, critical thinker.
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Assessment

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Assessment will include online tasks and exercises, contributions to online written and oral discussions, individual and group pieces of written work, and a group oral task.

Full details of all assessment tasks, requirements and marking criteria will be available in Moodle.


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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Individual written task (personal introduction)
4 May 2020
10:00 PM
5
  • Online: Upload to Moodle Forum
2. Individual spoken task (presentation)
8 May 2020
10:00 PM
5
  • Other: Panopto, Zoom or WeChat
3. Online quizzes x 6
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Online assessments x 6
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Group speaking task
26 Jun 2020
10:00 PM
15
  • Other: Panopto, WeChat, Zoom
6. Written project: Case study
26 Jun 2020
10:00 PM
25
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Lecture and reading material which is required will be made available via Moodle weekly as part of the lecture materials.


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Recommended Readings

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Students are expected to have access to an English dictionary and thesaurus.
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Other Resources

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Each lecture will be supported by a Panopto recording, which is the University's preferred recording software. The recordings can be downloaded and watched in MP4 format.

In addition, students will need to have a laptop/desktop computer with camera, microphone and ongoing internet access, have access to Zoom, and have their own WeChat account.


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Online Support

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All enrolled students are automatically given an email username and password that can be arranged on enrollment and subsequently via http://tools.its.waikato.ac.nz/newuser.html.

All enrolled students in the paper are given membership in Moodle which is available at http://elearn.waikato.ac.nz.

Students studying online are also supported online by the University and its services. These services include Student Learning, the Library, and Student Services, including enrolment & fees.


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Workload

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This paper is online and accessing Moodle and working through the lecture materials, exercises, readings and interactive discussions is necessary for completing the paper. Moodle records for the paper will be frequently checked to ensure that all students are engaging with materials and activities provided.

The workload for the paper will be easier to manage if students access Moodle and review lecture material, complete set activities and readings and allow plenty of preparation time for assessments. Students should also make sure that advantage is taken of online Student Learning help during the trimester. As well as the online lectures per week, students are expected to spend upwards of a number of hours per week of their own time, preparing for and completing online activities, discussions and assignments, and reviewing materials.


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Prerequisite(s)

Students should have completed Academic English 1 with a satisfactory (normally B+) grade

Corequisite(s)

Corequisite papers: Academic English 2

Equivalent(s)

Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: ESLA101, ALED100, MCOM104, ARTSC104, WRITE100, ENSLA103.

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