WRIT 151

Writing in English as a Second Language

This course is designed to improve the writing of students for whom English is a second or other language. During the course, students practise techniques for generating, drafting and revising writing for a range of purposes, with an emphasis on addressing problems faced by second language writers. The course comprises three hours of workshop attendance per week. 100% internal assessment.

Taught by the School of Linguistics & Applied Language, part of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

20 points

Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
Restrictions
WRIT 101

Tuition fees

Domestic
$818.00
International
$3650.00

Set Text

WRIT 151 Coursebook. (Avaliable from vicbooks at an estimated cost of approx. $15)

Recommended Readings

Braine, G. (1996). Writing from Sources: A Guide for ESL Students. Mountain View, California: Mayfield.

Burgmeier, A. (2009). Inside Reading: The Academic Word list in Context. New York: Oxford University Press.

Clanchy, J. & Ballard, B. (1991). Essay Writing for Students.  (2nd ed.). Melbourne: Longman Cheshire.

Coxhead, A. (1998). An Academic Word List. Wellington: School of LALS, Victoria University of Wellington.

Gardner, P.S. (2005). New Directions: Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

McCarthy, M. & O’Dell, F. (2002). English Vocabulary in Use (Advanced). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Murphy, R. (1985). English Grammar in Use. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Raimes, A. (1992). Exploring through Writing: A Process Approach to ESL Composition. New York: St Martins Press.

Rountree, K. (1991). Writing for Success: A Practical Guide for New Zealand Students. Auckland: Longman Paul.

Sinclair, J. (ed.) (1995). Collins Cobuild English Dictionary. London: Collins.

Swan, M. (1995). Practical English Usage. (2nd ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Wilhoit, S. (1997). A Brief Guide to Writing from Readings. Needham Heights, MA:  Allyn and Bacon.

CRN 13056Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Averil Coxhead.

Trimester 1

Teaching dates 3rd March 2014 - 20th April 2014

  1. Tuesday
    09:00 - 10:50
    Old Kirk OK524
  2. Thursday
    09:00 - 09:50
    Old Kirk OK524

Teaching dates 5th May 2014 - 8th June 2014

  1. Tuesday
    09:00 - 10:50
    Old Kirk OK524
  2. Thursday
    09:00 - 09:50
    Old Kirk OK524

CRN 13057Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Averil Coxhead.

Trimester 1

Teaching dates 3rd March 2014 - 2nd July 2014

A full timetable for this course is not currently available. Please contact the School of Linguistics & Applied Language for more information, or check back later.

This course is taught at the Kelburn campus.

CRN 13058Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Averil Coxhead.

Trimester 1

Teaching dates 3rd March 2014 - 20th April 2014

  1. Monday
    15:10 - 17:00
    Murphy MY303
  2. Wednesday
    15:10 - 16:00
    Murphy MY303

Teaching dates 5th May 2014 - 8th June 2014

  1. Monday
    15:10 - 17:00
    Murphy MY303
  2. Wednesday
    15:10 - 16:00
    Murphy MY303

CRN 13059Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Averil Coxhead.

Trimester 1

Teaching dates 3rd March 2014 - 20th April 2014

  1. Monday
    12:00 - 13:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ103
  2. Wednesday
    12:00 - 12:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ103

Teaching dates 5th May 2014 - 8th June 2014

  1. Monday
    12:00 - 13:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ103
  2. Wednesday
    12:00 - 12:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ103

CRN 19721Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Averil Coxhead.

Trimester 1

Teaching dates 3rd March 2014 - 20th April 2014

  1. Tuesday
    09:00 - 10:50
    Old Kirk OK523
  2. Thursday
    09:00 - 09:50
    Old Kirk OK523

Teaching dates 5th May 2014 - 8th June 2014

  1. Tuesday
    09:00 - 10:50
    Old Kirk OK523
  2. Thursday
    09:00 - 09:50
    Old Kirk OK523

CRN 19725Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Averil Coxhead.

Trimester 1

Teaching dates 3rd March 2014 - 20th April 2014

  1. Monday
    12:00 - 13:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ106
  2. Wednesday
    12:00 - 12:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ106

Teaching dates 5th May 2014 - 8th June 2014

  1. Monday
    12:00 - 13:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ106
  2. Wednesday
    12:00 - 12:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ106

CRN 26017Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Jean Parkinson.

Trimester 2

Teaching dates 14th July 2014 - 24th August 2014

  1. Monday
    10:00 - 11:50
    Old Kirk OK523
  2. Wednesday
    10:00 - 10:50
    Old Kirk OK523

Teaching dates 8th September 2014 - 19th October 2014

  1. Monday
    10:00 - 11:50
    Old Kirk OK523
  2. Wednesday
    10:00 - 10:50
    Old Kirk OK523

CRN 26020Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Jean Parkinson.

Trimester 2

Teaching dates 14th July 2014 - 24th August 2014

  1. Tuesday
    13:10 - 15:00
    Old Kirk OK524
  2. Thursday
    13:10 - 14:00
    Old Kirk OK524

Teaching dates 8th September 2014 - 19th October 2014

  1. Tuesday
    13:10 - 15:00
    Old Kirk OK524
  2. Thursday
    13:10 - 14:00
    Old Kirk OK524

CRN 26022Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Trimester 2

Teaching dates 14th July 2014 - 24th August 2014

  1. Monday
    15:10 - 17:00
    Old Kirk OK524
  2. Wednesday
    15:10 - 16:00
    Old Kirk OK524

Teaching dates 8th September 2014 - 19th October 2014

  1. Monday
    15:10 - 17:00
    Old Kirk OK524
  2. Wednesday
    15:10 - 16:00
    Old Kirk OK524

Course Outline Information

For FHSS and NZSM course outlines (current and previous years), please refer to the Course Outlines page on the FHSS website.