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 26017Limited 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
    Murphy MY107
  2. Wednesday
    15:10 - 16:00
    Murphy MY107

Teaching dates 7th September 2015 - 18th October 2015

  1. Monday
    15:10 - 17:00
    Murphy MY107
  2. Wednesday
    15:10 - 16:00
    Murphy MY107

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 - 23rd August 2015

  1. Monday
    10:00 - 11:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ710
  2. Wednesday
    10:00 - 10:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ710

Teaching dates 7th September 2015 - 18th October 2015

  1. Monday
    10:00 - 11:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ710
  2. Wednesday
    10:00 - 10:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ710

CRN 26022Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Jean Parkinson.

Trimester 2

Teaching dates 13th July 2015 - 23rd August 2015

  1. Tuesday
    13:10 - 15:00
    Murphy MY223
  2. Thursday
    13:10 - 14:00
    Murphy MY223

Teaching dates 7th September 2015 - 18th October 2015

  1. Tuesday
    13:10 - 15:00
    Murphy MY223
  2. Thursday
    13:10 - 14:00
    Murphy MY223

CRN 26024Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Jean Parkinson.

Trimester 2

Teaching dates 13th July 2015 - 23rd August 2015

  1. Tuesday
    13:10 - 15:00
    Murphy MY105
  2. Thursday
    13:10 - 14:00
    Murphy MY105

Teaching dates 7th September 2015 - 18th October 2015

  1. Tuesday
    13:10 - 15:00
    Murphy MY105
  2. Thursday
    13:10 - 14:00
    Murphy MY105

Course Outline Information

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