Academic English: Communication Fundamentals


This subject is designed to provide students with an introduction to the nature of effective written and spoken communication in academic contexts, and to assist in reading of academic texts. It examines what makes academic communication different from communication in other contexts, explaining some of the ‘hidden rules’ through the study of ‘principles of academic communication'. Putting these principles into practice, students will analyse and reflect on their own written and spoken communication at the beginning of the course, and as it proceeds. In addition, students have the opportunity of putting into practice skills of effective reading with academic journal articles and other published resources. The subject assists students to apply these frameworks and concepts to their required readings for ‘Communication and Citizenship’ (CCAC001) and to the spoken and written assessments in that subject, as well as to their future tertiary studies.