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
$876.00
International
$3985.80

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 29th February 2016 - 27th March 2016

  1. Tuesday
    14:10 - 16:00
    Murphy MY806

Teaching dates 29th February 2016 - 20th March 2016

  1. Thursday
    15:10 - 16:00
    Murphy MY806

Teaching dates 28th March 2016 - 24th April 2016

  1. Thursday
    15:10 - 16:00
    Murphy MY806

Teaching dates 4th April 2016 - 24th April 2016

  1. Tuesday
    14:10 - 16:00
    Murphy MY806

Teaching dates 2nd May 2016 - 5th June 2016

  1. Tuesday
    14:10 - 16:00
    Murphy MY806
  2. Thursday
    15:10 - 16:00
    Murphy MY806

CRN 13059Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Averil Coxhead.

Trimester 1

Teaching dates 29th February 2016 - 27th March 2016

  1. Monday
    12:00 - 13:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ506

Teaching dates 29th February 2016 - 20th March 2016

  1. Thursday
    12:00 - 12:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ506

Teaching dates 28th March 2016 - 24th April 2016

  1. Thursday
    12:00 - 12:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ506

Teaching dates 4th April 2016 - 24th April 2016

  1. Monday
    12:00 - 13:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ506

Teaching dates 2nd May 2016 - 5th June 2016

  1. Monday
    12:00 - 13:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ506
  2. Thursday
    12:00 - 12:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ506

CRN 26017Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Jean Parkinson.

Trimester 2

Teaching dates 11th July 2016 - 21st August 2016

  1. Monday
    15:10 - 17:00
    Murphy MY404
  2. Wednesday
    15:10 - 16:00
    Murphy MY404

Teaching dates 5th September 2016 - 16th October 2016

  1. Monday
    15:10 - 17:00
    Murphy MY404
  2. Wednesday
    15:10 - 16:00
    Murphy MY404

CRN 26018Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Jean Parkinson.

Trimester 2

Teaching dates 11th July 2016 - 21st August 2016

  1. Monday
    11:00 - 12:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ509
  2. Thursday
    11:00 - 11:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ509

Teaching dates 5th September 2016 - 16th October 2016

  1. Monday
    11:00 - 12:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ509
  2. Thursday
    11:00 - 11:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ509

CRN 26019Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Jean Parkinson.

Trimester 2

Teaching dates 11th July 2016 - 21st August 2016

  1. Tuesday
    09:00 - 10:50
    Cotton CO118
  2. Thursday
    09:00 - 09:50
    Cotton CO118

Teaching dates 5th September 2016 - 16th October 2016

  1. Tuesday
    09:00 - 10:50
    Cotton CO118
  2. Thursday
    09:00 - 09:50
    Cotton CO118

CRN 26020Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Coordinator: Jean Parkinson.

Trimester 2

Teaching dates 11th July 2016 - 21st August 2016

  1. Monday
    15:10 - 17:00
    Murphy MY806
  2. Wednesday
    15:10 - 16:00
    Murphy MY806

Teaching dates 5th September 2016 - 16th October 2016

  1. Monday
    15:10 - 17:00
    Murphy MY806
  2. Wednesday
    15:10 - 16:00
    Murphy MY806

CRN 28124Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Trimester 2

Teaching dates 11th July 2016 - 21st August 2016

  1. Monday
    11:00 - 12:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ506
  2. Thursday
    11:00 - 11:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ506

Teaching dates 5th September 2016 - 16th October 2016

  1. Monday
    11:00 - 12:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ506
  2. Thursday
    11:00 - 11:50
    Von Zedlitz VZ506

CRN 28125Limited Entry

This is a limited entry course.

Trimester 2

Teaching dates 11th July 2016 - 21st August 2016

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

Teaching dates 5th September 2016 - 16th October 2016

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