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

2016: domestic $876.00     international $3,985.80

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.

Trimester 1 2016

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
13056^(L2) 29 Feb – 20 Mar 2016Thu1510 - 1600Murphy [Kelburn]806Averil Coxhead
29 Feb – 27 Mar 2016Tue1410 - 1600Murphy [Kelburn]806
28 Mar – 24 Apr 2016Thu1510 - 1600Murphy [Kelburn]806
4 Apr – 24 Apr 2016Tue1410 - 1600Murphy [Kelburn]806
2 May – 5 Jun 2016Tue1410 - 1600Murphy [Kelburn]806
2 May – 5 Jun 2016Thu1510 - 1600Murphy [Kelburn]806
13059^(L5) 29 Feb – 20 Mar 2016Thu1200 - 1250Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]506Averil Coxhead
29 Feb – 27 Mar 2016Mon1200 - 1350Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]506
28 Mar – 24 Apr 2016Thu1200 - 1250Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]506
4 Apr – 24 Apr 2016Mon1200 - 1350Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]506
2 May – 5 Jun 2016Mon1200 - 1350Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]506
2 May – 5 Jun 2016Thu1200 - 1250Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]506

Trimester 2 2016

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
26017^(L10) 11 Jul – 21 Aug 2016Mon1510 - 1700Murphy [Kelburn]404Jean Parkinson
11 Jul – 21 Aug 2016Wed1510 - 1600Murphy [Kelburn]404
5 Sep – 16 Oct 2016Mon1510 - 1700Murphy [Kelburn]404
5 Sep – 16 Oct 2016Wed1510 - 1600Murphy [Kelburn]404
26018^(L11) 11 Jul – 21 Aug 2016Mon1100 - 1250Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]509Jean Parkinson
11 Jul – 21 Aug 2016Thu1100 - 1150Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]509
5 Sep – 16 Oct 2016Mon1100 - 1250Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]509
5 Sep – 16 Oct 2016Thu1100 - 1150Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]509
26020^(L13) 11 Jul – 21 Aug 2016Mon1510 - 1700Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT001Jean Parkinson
1 Aug – 21 Aug 2016Wed1510 - 1600Murphy [Kelburn]632
5 Sep – 16 Oct 2016Mon1510 - 1700Hugh Mackenzie [Kelburn]LT001
5 Sep – 16 Oct 2016Wed1510 - 160077 Fairlie Tce [Kelburn]305
28124^(L7) 11 Jul – 21 Aug 2016Mon1100 - 1250Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]506 
11 Jul – 21 Aug 2016Thu1100 - 1150Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]506
5 Sep – 16 Oct 2016Mon1100 - 1250Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]506
5 Sep – 16 Oct 2016Thu1100 - 1150Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]506
  ^ 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.