School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies

WRIT-151 – Writing in English as a Second Language

Points:20Prerequisites:None
Faculty:Humanities & Soc ScCorequisites:None
School:Linguistics & Applied LanguageRestrictions:WRIT 101

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.

Tuition Fees

2014: domestic $818.00     international $3,650.00

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.

Trimester 1 2014

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
13056^(L2) 3 Mar – 20 Apr 2014Tue0900 - 1050Old Kirk [Kelburn]524Averil Coxhead
3 Mar – 20 Apr 2014Thu0900 - 0950Old Kirk [Kelburn]524
5 May – 8 Jun 2014Tue0900 - 1050Old Kirk [Kelburn]524
5 May – 8 Jun 2014Thu0900 - 0950Old Kirk [Kelburn]524
13057^(L3) 3 Mar – 2 Jul 2014tba [Kelburn] Averil Coxhead
13058^(L4) 3 Mar – 20 Apr 2014Mon1510 - 1700Murphy [Kelburn]303Averil Coxhead
3 Mar – 20 Apr 2014Wed1510 - 1600Murphy [Kelburn]303
5 May – 8 Jun 2014Mon1510 - 1700Murphy [Kelburn]303
5 May – 8 Jun 2014Wed1510 - 1600Murphy [Kelburn]303
13059^(L5) 3 Mar – 20 Apr 2014Mon1200 - 1350Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]103Averil Coxhead
3 Mar – 20 Apr 2014Wed1200 - 1250Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]103
5 May – 8 Jun 2014Mon1200 - 1350Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]103
5 May – 8 Jun 2014Wed1200 - 1250Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]103
19721^(L6) 3 Mar – 20 Apr 2014Tue0900 - 1050Old Kirk [Kelburn]523Averil Coxhead
3 Mar – 20 Apr 2014Thu0900 - 0950Old Kirk [Kelburn]523
5 May – 8 Jun 2014Tue0900 - 1050Old Kirk [Kelburn]523
5 May – 8 Jun 2014Thu0900 - 0950Old Kirk [Kelburn]523
19725^(L1) 3 Mar – 20 Apr 2014Mon1200 - 1350Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]106Averil Coxhead
3 Mar – 20 Apr 2014Wed1200 - 1250Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]106
5 May – 8 Jun 2014Mon1200 - 1350Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]106
5 May – 8 Jun 2014Wed1200 - 1250Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]106

Trimester 2 2014

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
26017^(L10) 14 Jul – 24 Aug 2014Mon1000 - 1150Old Kirk [Kelburn]523Jean Parkinson
14 Jul – 24 Aug 2014Wed1000 - 1050Old Kirk [Kelburn]523
8 Sep – 19 Oct 2014Mon1000 - 1150Old Kirk [Kelburn]523
8 Sep – 19 Oct 2014Wed1000 - 1050Old Kirk [Kelburn]523
26020^(L13) 14 Jul – 24 Aug 2014Tue1310 - 1500Old Kirk [Kelburn]524Jean Parkinson
14 Jul – 24 Aug 2014Thu1310 - 1400Old Kirk [Kelburn]524
8 Sep – 19 Oct 2014Tue1310 - 1500Old Kirk [Kelburn]524
8 Sep – 19 Oct 2014Thu1310 - 1400Old Kirk [Kelburn]524
26022^(L15) 14 Jul – 24 Aug 2014Mon1510 - 1700Old Kirk [Kelburn]524 
14 Jul – 24 Aug 2014Wed1510 - 1600Old Kirk [Kelburn]524
8 Sep – 19 Oct 2014Mon1510 - 1700Old Kirk [Kelburn]524
8 Sep – 19 Oct 2014Wed1510 - 1600Old Kirk [Kelburn]524
  ^ indicates limited entry courses.

Course Outline Information

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