English

Lectures: One 1-hour lecture per week
Tutorials: Three 1-hour tutorials per week
Laboratories: Not applicable
Course coordinator: Dr Nina Nola
Teaching staff: Dr Nina Nola, Dr Agnieszka Zabicka and Ms Stephanie Wyatt

ENGLISH 91F S1 FOUNDATION ENGLISH 1

This course establishes the foundations of spoken and written English for academic purposes. You will learn the basics of writing for university, drawing on a variety of literary forms. The development of oral presentation and written skills is a primary focus and the goal is to gain confidence in handling English as a powerful communication tool.

ENGLISH 92F S2 FOUNDATION ENGLISH 2

This course further develops critical reading skills which are essential for undergraduate study. You will learn how to discuss a literary text and write convincing critical essays. The short story, a novel, and a play will be examined in detail.

Assessment (Semester One)

Coursework: 50% (weekly assessments, one essay)
Final examination: 50% (2 hours)

Assessment (Semester Two)

Coursework: 50% (weekly assessments, one essay and a play performance)
Final examination: 50% (2 hours)

Recommended reading

Buxton, Jenny; Carter, Susan and Sturm, Sean. Punc Rocks: Foundation Stones for Precise Punctuation. This book is available at the University Bookshop and most other materials will be supplied and/or available at the Library.