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

2015: domestic $850.60     international $3,796.00

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.

Trimester 1 2015

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
13056^(L2) 2 Mar – 5 Apr 2015Tue1000 - 1150Easterfield [Kelburn]201Averil Coxhead
2 Mar – 5 Apr 2015Thu1000 - 1050Easterfield [Kelburn]201
20 Apr – 7 Jun 2015Tue1000 - 1150Easterfield [Kelburn]201
20 Apr – 7 Jun 2015Thu1000 - 1050Easterfield [Kelburn]201
13057^(L3) 2 Mar – 5 Apr 2015Mon1310 - 1500Murphy [Kelburn]303Averil Coxhead
2 Mar – 5 Apr 2015Wed1310 - 1400Murphy [Kelburn]303
20 Apr – 7 Jun 2015Mon1310 - 1500Murphy [Kelburn]303
20 Apr – 7 Jun 2015Wed1310 - 1400Murphy [Kelburn]303
13059^(L5) 2 Mar – 5 Apr 2015Mon1000 - 1150Cotton [Kelburn]118Averil Coxhead
2 Mar – 5 Apr 2015Wed1000 - 1050Cotton [Kelburn]118
20 Apr – 7 Jun 2015Mon1000 - 1150Cotton [Kelburn]118
20 Apr – 7 Jun 2015Wed1000 - 1050Cotton [Kelburn]118

Trimester 2 2015

* indicates instructor is the course coordinator.

CRNFrom/ToDaysTimeBuilding [Campus]RoomInstructor
26018^(L11) 13 Jul – 23 Aug 2015Mon1510 - 1700Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]103Jean Parkinson
13 Jul – 23 Aug 2015Wed1510 - 1600Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]103
7 Sep – 18 Oct 2015Mon1510 - 1700Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]103
7 Sep – 18 Oct 2015Wed1510 - 1600Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]103
26020^(L13) 13 Jul – 23 Aug 2015Mon1000 - 1150New Kirk [Kelburn]106Jean Parkinson
13 Jul – 23 Aug 2015Wed1000 - 1050New Kirk [Kelburn]106
7 Sep – 18 Oct 2015Mon1000 - 1150New Kirk [Kelburn]106
7 Sep – 18 Oct 2015Wed1000 - 1050New Kirk [Kelburn]106
26021^(L14) 13 Jul – 23 Aug 2015Mon1000 - 1150Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]710Jean Parkinson
13 Jul – 23 Aug 2015Wed1000 - 1050Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]710
7 Sep – 18 Oct 2015Mon1000 - 1150Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]710
7 Sep – 18 Oct 2015Wed1000 - 1050Von Zedlitz [Kelburn]710
  ^ 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.