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 Caroline Norma

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 8306

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 37. 05 .17

Course Coordinator Availability: By appoitment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

Advanced English 1 aims to reinforce your 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

Program Learning Outcomes 

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes 

  • Critically reflect on and apply advanced concepts and knowledge of languages, cultures and research methods in order to facilitate communication across cultures and languages. 
  • Apply professional communication skills in multi-lingual environments. 

Course Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 

         1. Develop an understanding of and an ability to conduct independent research on global issues using a variety of sources 

         2. Employ appropriate communication strategies and techniques based on linguistic and cultural knowledge 

         3. Identify personal strengths and weaknesses in academic study and English language development 

         4. Use a range of English styles appropriately, in order to facilitate communication 

          5. Critically analyse and evaluate texts 

          6. Use standard written English across a variety of genres, and to use a recommended citation system appropriately

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities that will improve your grammatical correctness, oral presentations capabilities, and academic/essay writing skills.  

Learning activities will include online classes, essay writing, student presentations, group discussions and peer review activities.  

You will be encouraged to assess your individual needs and set your own priorities and goals for the course.  Class work will be supported by other online components 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

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. 

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

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal. 

Overview of Assessment


You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes

Assessment Tasks 

Assessment AT1: Referencing task (20%) (CLO 6) 

Assessment AT2: Oral presentations (20%) (CLO 1,2,4) 

Assessment AT3: Written composition and editing task  (40%) (CLO 1,3,4,5, 6) 

Assessment AT4: Weekly written activities (20%)  (CLO 1,3,4,5,6) 


Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks. 

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 the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: