Course Title: Advanced English Language 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Advanced English Language 1

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Erika Gonzalez

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0428

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 37.5.17

Course Coordinator Availability: By appoitment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities




Course Description

Advanced English aims to reinforce students' English in academic and professional domains, with a special focus on grammatical structure, writing conventions, and oral skills.

This course is particularly suited to students whose mother tongue is a Language Other Than English. It will specifically support students who need a high command of written and oral English in their disciplinary field, e.g. translating and interpreting. Students from other areas will also benefit from enhanced capabilities in oral presentation, academic writing and essay writing.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

  • an understanding of and an ability to conduct independent research on global issues using a variety of sources
  • the ability to employ appropriate communication strategies and techniques based on linguistic and cultural knowledge
  • the ability to identify personal strengths and weaknesses in academic study and English language development
  • the ability to use a range of English styles appropriately, in order to facilitate communication
  • the ability to critically analyse and evaluate texts
  • the ability to use standard written English across a variety of genres, and to use a recommended citation system appropriately

As above

Overview of Learning Activities

Students will improve their grammatical correctness, oral presentations capabilities, and academic/essay writing skills.  A range of learning activities are planned for this course including input from the lecturer, essay writing, student presentations, group discussions and peer review activities.

Students are encouraged to assess their individual needs and set their own priorities and goals for the course.

Class work will be supported by an online component to facilitate communication and to provide additional resources. The completion of weekly homework is paramount for progressing and achieving the goals of the course.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be provided all learning materials and referred to library for further study resources.

Overview of Assessment

You will be required to submit a range of assessments throughout the semester to demonstrate how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and capabilities. Assessment tasks may involve working independently and/or as part of a pair or team on a range of written, oral and interactive tasks (for example, in-class tests, essays, class presentations, group projects, debates, learning diaries, final exams etc).

You will also receive verbal and/or written feedback from your lecturers and/or peers on your assessment tasks.

Weighting on the assessment tasks for postgraduate students will vary with an additional or expanded or expanded assessment task.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: Assessment and assessment flexibility policy

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers: Student Responsibilities Statement

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact your Program Director or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.