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 & Social Studies


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

Course Coordinator: Mrs Guosheng Chen

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2328

Course Coordinator

Course Coordinator Location: 37.5

Course Coordinator Availability: By appoitment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

As per RMIT University entry requirements for undergraduate study.

Course Description

Advanced English is aimed at refining and developing students (in particular international students)’ ability to study more effectively in a wide variety of academic field. The course is specifically designed to complement the core courses students studying in different discipline(s) across the university. Students will enhance capabilities of oral presentation, academic and project report writing and reflecting on their learning via an e-journal/Blog. Other skills of searching and applying for a job and writing a resume may be introduced pending students’ needs.

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 informed by language and cultural knowledge
• the ability to identify personal strengths and weaknesses in academic study and English language development
• the ability to use (a variety of) English 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 academic genres and to use a recommended citation system appropriately

As above

Overview of Learning Activities

A range of learning experiences are planned for this course including input from the lecturer, student presentations, group discussions and Internet research on global issues. Students are encouraged to assess their individual needs and to 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.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students should purchase a suitable grammar book and a dictionary for class use. A handbook of worksheets and readings will be given out in first class. Students will be expected to complete requested readings before each class and conduct independent research for some of their assessment tasks.
The online component will provide additional resources.

Overview of Assessment

Summary of assessment tasks:

Assessment tasks for this course may include the following:

 a reflective journal or blog; an oral presentation; a written essay or report and a class test.