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Teaching English for Academic Purposes - APPL942

This unit will provide you with an understanding of the features of academic discourse, focusing on the genres used by different disciplinary communities, and the way these communities use the lexico-grammatical resources of academic English to achieve their purposes. We examine the identities projected by academics in their writing, and the ways in which student writers develop their understanding of and ability to project appropriate identities. This understanding provides the basis for consideration of approaches to needs analysis, course and materials development and assessment. The problems faced by both native and non-native speakers of English will be explored. Students will have the opportunity to follow their own interests in their selection of assignments.

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On-campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): Ms Jean Brick

Admission to MAppLing or PGDipAppLing or MAppLingTESOL or MTransInterMAppLingTESOL Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): LING969
Unit Designation(s):

Applied Linguistics

Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Linguistics

Faculty of Human Sciences

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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