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
$850.60
International
$3796.00

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.

Coxhead, A. (1998). An Academic Word List. Wellington: School of LALS, Victoria University of Wellington. You can also find it at: http://www.victoria.ac.nz/lals/resources/academicwordlist/.


Emerson, L.  (2005). Writing guidelines for Business Students.  Palmerston North: Dunmore Press.

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.

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

CRN 13056Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Averil Coxhead.

Trimester 1

Teaching dates 2nd March 2015 - 5th April 2015

  1. Tuesday
    10:00 - 11:50
    Easterfield EA201
  2. Thursday
    10:00 - 10:50
    Easterfield EA201

Teaching dates 20th April 2015 - 7th June 2015

  1. Tuesday
    10:00 - 11:50
    Easterfield EA201
  2. Thursday
    10:00 - 10:50
    Easterfield EA201

CRN 13057Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Averil Coxhead.

Trimester 1

Teaching dates 2nd March 2015 - 5th April 2015

  1. Monday
    13:10 - 15:00
    Murphy MY303
  2. Wednesday
    13:10 - 14:00
    Murphy MY303

Teaching dates 20th April 2015 - 7th June 2015

  1. Monday
    13:10 - 15:00
    Murphy MY303
  2. Wednesday
    13:10 - 14:00
    Murphy MY303

CRN 13059Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Averil Coxhead.

Trimester 1

Teaching dates 2nd March 2015 - 5th April 2015

  1. Monday
    10:00 - 11:50
    Cotton CO118
  2. Wednesday
    10:00 - 10:50
    Cotton CO118

Teaching dates 20th April 2015 - 7th June 2015

  1. Monday
    10:00 - 11:50
    Cotton CO118
  2. Wednesday
    10:00 - 10:50
    Cotton CO118

CRN 26018Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Jean Parkinson.

Trimester 2

Teaching dates 13th July 2015 - 23rd August 2015

  1. Monday
    15:10 - 17:00
    Von Zedlitz VZ103
  2. Wednesday
    15:10 - 16:00
    Von Zedlitz VZ103

Teaching dates 7th September 2015 - 18th October 2015

  1. Monday
    15:10 - 17:00
    Von Zedlitz VZ103
  2. Wednesday
    15:10 - 16:00
    Von Zedlitz VZ103

CRN 26020Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Jean Parkinson.

Trimester 2

Teaching dates 13th July 2015 - 23rd August 2015

  1. Monday
    10:00 - 11:50
    New Kirk KK106
  2. Wednesday
    10:00 - 10:50
    New Kirk KK106

Teaching dates 7th September 2015 - 18th October 2015

  1. Monday
    10:00 - 11:50
    New Kirk KK106
  2. Wednesday
    10:00 - 10:50
    New Kirk KK106

CRN 26021Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Jean Parkinson.

Trimester 2

Teaching dates 13th July 2015 - 15th November 2015

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.

Course Outline Information

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