ENSLA100-21A (NET)

English for Professions

15 Points

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Centre for Tertiary Teaching and Learning

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

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  • Calling +64 7 838 4466 select option 1, then enter the extension.
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Paper Description

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This English language paper is for students preparing to transition into their second year of their degree. The paper will present students with ideas, frameworks and guidelines that help with understanding the scope and relevance of their English language competency related to their chosen disciplines.
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Paper Structure

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All classes will be via Zoom. Students must attend all classes. During class, students will work through activities individually, in pairs and in groups. Students are also expected to complete a number of reading and writing tasks outside classroom hours.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
    • Listen to, understand and follow lectures in English focussing on the context taught

    • Read, analyse the content of, and critically evaluate authors’ attitudes in English covering a range of degree specific perspectives

    • Take an active part in and, discuss familiar discipline specific settings, positions and cultural attitudes using English

    • Write and present information, ideas and arguments in English related to degree specific disciplines


    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment

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Assessments will include in-class individual and group assignments designed to assess competency of the learning objectives.
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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. Reading Review & Note-taking
5 Mar 2021
1:00 PM
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
2. Peer Review
5 Mar 2021
1:00 PM
5
  • In Class: In Lecture
3. Reading Review & Summary
12 Mar 2021
1:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Group Presentations
19 Mar 2021
1:00 PM
15
  • Other: Present via Zoom
5. Individual Presentations
26 Mar 2021
1:00 PM
20
  • Other: Present via Zoom
6. Course Reflection - Summary
26 Mar 2021
1:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Essay
13 Apr 2021
12:00 AM
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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Cottrell, S. (2019). The Study Skills Handbook (Macmillan Study Skills) (5th ed. 2019 ed.). Red Globe Press.

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Other Resources

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Students will also need a notebook/notepad for students’ notes, a fully functional laptop/desktop and camera. Handouts and supplementary course material will be supplied. In addition, students should have necessary stationery to mark parts of texts in their textbook and handouts.
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Online Support

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Moodle:

Moodle is the online space for students to connect with each other as well as with teaching staff outside of the face-to-face classes. Students will use the site to ask teachers questions, participate in online discussions, and complete selected learning activities. You can also find assessment instructions, submit your completed assessments, access feedback, and keep track of your grades there.

To access Moodle, sign into your university login and click on the “Moodle” link. Moodle will be your main source of information for the course.

Zoom:
Relevant live sessions and certain office hours will be hosted on Zoom. A link to Zoom will be accessible through Moodle.
Studiosity:

Studiosity is an online tutoring service for students at the University of Waikato. It’s accessible via Moodle and offers personalised, live, online help from trained experts in two ways:

  • Writing Feedback: upload your work to get help with academic writing and literacy (such as structure, grammar and referencing). Available 24/7, you will receive your feedback in less than 24 hours.

  • Connect Live: chat with a subject specialist to get help with academic writing and literacy, study skills, maths, economics, accounting or statistics.
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Workload

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Workload
Students will attend ten hours of classes per week except for any NZ public holidays. Attendance is required at all classes and participation during class is expected. Students should spend additional time on any homework tasks, assignments and assessed tasks, such as seminar presentations. See table below.

Contact HoursSelf-directed HoursTotal Hours

54

96

150

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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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