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Language Enhancement (MFP1001)

Organisational Unit Office of the Pro Vice Chancellor Education
Credit Points 3
Availability DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal, TMD-internal, TSD-internal
Description The unit is designed for international students or students from a non-English speaking background, to further develop English language skills relevant to the academic culture of Australian universities and to function successfully in a global business context. It therefore involves intensive English language practice and language immersion activities, with application to a global contextualised setting.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this unit you will be able to:
1. demonstrate an understanding of the various oral and written skills necessary to
communicate in English in an academic and workplace context;
2. demonstrate an understanding of discourse grammar and structures underlying a range of contexts;
3. demonstrate an understanding of the key features and values of a western tertiary education system reflected in English language practices;
4. produce a variety of oral and written texts;
5. critically analyse authentic texts in English, including assessment tasks, relevant to an academic and professional context;
successfully engage in an academic and simulated professional context with appropriate communication and interactional strategies.
Timetabled Learning Activities 1 x 2hr tutorial weekly and 1x 2hr workshop weekly
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences Students will further develop their communicative competence in English language (speaking, writing, listening, reading, grammar, vocabulary) and better understand features that underpin English language practices in a tertiary environment, through a range of small class lectures and workshops, online and in-class activities. Application through intensive English language practice language immersion in small groups and independently, further develop language skills and its application to different modes of learning and assessment.
Other Learning Experiences Students will be expected to progressively complete a workbook and online activities to reinforce and demonstrate understanding of learnings.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Diploma of Business [New in 2019]
Diploma of Communication [New in 2019]
Diploma of Information Technology [New in 2019]
Diploma of Psychological Studies [New in 2019]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Mr Nathan Tozer
TNE Liaison Support Officer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6877
e: N.Tozer@murdoch.edu.au
o: 460.3.006A - Economics, Commerce and Law, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts

Ms Sam Millar
Manager Access Programs

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2394
e: S.Millar@murdoch.edu.au
o: 350.4.014 - Library (North), Murdoch Campus
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