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UHL1422 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC SKILLS

Code

UHL1422

 

Name

ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC SKILLS

 

Prerequisite

UHL1412 Foundation English

 

Synopsis

This course primarily aims to help students understand, improve and apply communicative performance in academic settings. This is achieved by involving essential language skills including dictionary skills and grammar practices. Students are exposed to the principles of verbal and written communications for academic purposes namely presentation skills and academic writing. They are also introduced to effective note taking and note making strategies, which are aimed to help them cope with the learning environment. The use of related language software and online materials are incorporated in the subject to include the element of technology in language learning.

 

Objectives

By the end of semester, students should be able to:

  1. Transfer information from general listening and reading texts to graphical forms;
  2. Write coherent and cohesive essays using correct format and appropriate language;
  3. Demonstrate effective presentation skills using appropriate language and delivery skills; and
  4. Apply appropriate reading strategies to reading comprehension

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