FOUND022-23B (HAM)

English for Foundation Studies 2

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The University of Waikato
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: andrea.mercer@waikato.ac.nz

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What this paper is about

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This paper is an EAP course designed to develop academic reading, writing, and oral communication skills in preparation for undergraduate study. The course focuses on developing strategic reading skills, building on academic vocabulary and improving and practicing written and oral communication skills.
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How this paper will be taught

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Students must attend all classes. Students are also expected to complete a number of reading and writing tasks outside classroom hours.
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Required Readings

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Textbook: Making Connections, Level 3 (Third Edition)

Authors: Kennerth J Pakenham, Jo McEntire, Jessica Williams

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108662260

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You will need to have

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  1. Access to Moodle.
  2. A working device (computer or laptop). It is advised that students have all materials backed up and saved regularly.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Employ strategies and skills to help them understand academic texts
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  • Employ skills to help them find the meaning of unfamiliar words in different contexts and build up their academic vocabulary
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  • Find specific information in texts and paraphrase that information in written and spoken forms
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  • Respond to fellow students writing in the form of online discussion
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  • Plan and write up a short academic essay
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  • Plan and deliver effective oral presentations
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Assessments

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How you will be assessed

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Assessments will include two reading tests, two contributions to online discussions, one individual presentation, one pair presentation, and one essay.
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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. Online discussion 1
26 Jul 2023
11:30 PM
10
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
2. Reading test 1
8 Aug 2023
No set time
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Individual presentation
14 Aug 2023
No set time
20
  • Presentation: In Class
4. Online discussion 2
28 Aug 2023
11:30 PM
10
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
5. Reading test 2
5 Sep 2023
No set time
10
  • In Class: In Lecture
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Pair presentation
19 Sep 2023
No set time
15
  • Presentation: In Class
7. Essay
13 Oct 2023
11:30 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
8. Academic Vocabulary
5
  • In Class: In Lecture
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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