English Language in Use
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- 28 Jun 2021
- 25 Oct 2021
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the ways different contexts of language demand different varieties of language (GTSD 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.1.1);
- demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how English language works, from the perspective of a social view of language (GTSD 2.1.1);
- demonstrate broad knowledge and understanding of and respect for the use of languages and literacies in a multicultural and plurilingual society (GTSD 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.4.1); and
- apply understanding of informal, formal, diagnostic, formative and summative assessment strategies to their own language and literacy skills and needs in personal, community, academic and professional uses (GTSD 5.1.1).
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
No eligibility requirements
- EquipmentDetails - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- SoftwareDetails - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
In this subject, we explore the use of English in personal, community, academic and professional contexts. We also explore the nature of language use in a multicultural and plurilingual society. Students will develop knowledge and understanding about language development, and varieties of spoken and written English. They will examine how spoken and written language combine with other ways of making meaning in multimodal texts. Tools derived from a social view of language will be used for text analysis.
Assessment 1: 1500 words. Assessment Notes: Analysis Exercise. Relates to GTSD: 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.1.1. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2 Assessment 2: 500 words equivalent. Assessment Notes: Online Quiz. Relates to GTSD: 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.1.1, 2.4.1, 5.1.1. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4 Assessment 3: 2000 words. Assessment Notes: Portfolio. Relates to GTSD: 1.3.1, 1.4.1, 2.1.1, 2.4.1, 5.1.1. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4
- Assessment 1 (30%)
- Assessment 2 (20%)
- Assessment 3 (50%)
Current study term: 27 Jun 21 to 24 Sep 21
Textbooks are not required.
Next study term: 24 Oct 21 to 04 Feb 22
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.