ENSLA202-23B (HAM)

English as an Additional Language: Effective Academic Speaking

15 Points

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What this paper is about

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This paper is designed to provide students enrolled in any Division of Studies with the ability to discuss and question academic texts with a view to participating in seminar and tutorial presentations. Students practise intensive reading and inquiry of academic texts with a view to understanding academic written work, learning to voice opinions, question views and engage those around them in discussions designed to raise awareness in academic settings. Students also undertake the design and development of supporting materials for tutorials and seminars to aid themselves and others in the learning experience.
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How this paper will be taught

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The weekly lectures will be available to students in a face-to-face setting on campus in Hamilton. Students offshore and working remotely are able to join via Zoom.

Students are expected to attend the weekly lectures. The paper is supported on­line via its Moodle page, which students must engage with regularly. Panopto and/or Zoom recordings of lectures will also be available to students via Moodle.

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Required Readings

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There is a required set of Course Readings to purchase which contain lecture materials. These can be purchased from Waikato Print on campus.

The paper has a Library Reading List (accessible from the Moodle site for the paper) where essential readings and additional reading material will be available as and when needed.

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You will need to have

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An English Language Dictionary and Thesaurus will also be useful to aid completion of the paper.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Competently read texts, recognise main points, extract relevant information, and make useful notes
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  • Recognise a writer's attitude and interpret a writer's intention
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  • Work in co-operative groups for oral presentations suitable for academic situations
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  • Process information effectively, including recognition of contextual indicators that contribute to messages conveyed
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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Assessments include individual pieces of written work and group and individual oral presentations completed throughout the course. Full and complete details of all assessments will be available via Moodle throughout the semester.


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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. What are my speaking worries?
14 Jul 2023
11:00 PM
5
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
2. Personal Reflections x 5
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Reading Research Record Assignments (RRRA) x 3
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Group Presentation 1
17 Aug 2023
11:00 AM
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
5. Group Presentation 2
7 Sep 2023
11:00 AM
15
  • In Class: In Lecture
6. Group Presentation 3
5 Oct 2023
11:00 AM
20
  • In Class: In Lecture
7. Individual Discussion Session
16 Oct 2023
No set time
25
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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