Faculty of Arts


Forms in Academic English

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for ACADENG 100.


This course will help you to write sentences and paragraphs with clear meaning and accurate language. You develop editing skills so you can correct your writing to improve the quality of your work. We analyse the types of texts that university students are expected to read and write and learn to use the style of language that is appropriate for the academic context. Building up word knowledge, especially vocabulary found most often in university texts, is an important part of the course. Overall, this course covers reading, vocabulary and writing that helps you to understand and produce written texts at university level.

ACADENG 100 is also an approved course for students who have not met the Academic English Language Requirement (AELR). The course is available as an AELR course to students from all faculties except Business.

Course outcomes:
At the end of the course the students should be able to:

  • Identify academic vocabulary and understand its use in sentences
  • Recognize and understand main ideas and supporting information in short academic texts
  • Understand the text organisation of various types of academic texts
  • Understand the language used in various types of academic texts
  • Use appropriate, academic language and style to create meaning in short writing tasks
  • Use more accurate sentence structures in short writing tasks
  • Use appropriate paragraph structure in short writing tasks
  • Write more coherent, cohesive paragraphs on selected academic topics
  • Edit writing to minimise errors of sentence structure, language form and vocabulary use

Provisional class limits information for 2018: Semester One enrolment is limited to 120 students, Semester Two enrolment is limited to 90 students. First priority is given to TAS/CAS students for whom DELNA indicates this is the appropriate academic English course. In addition AELR students and other special programme students have priority. Thereafter, first in first enrolled applies.

View the course syllabus

Availability 2018

Semester 1, repeated Semester 2


Coordinator(s)  Lizzy Roe


Coursework + exam


ACADENG 100: 15.0 points


May not be taken if ENGWRIT 101 or ESOL 201 or ACADENG 201 or ESOL 210 or ACADENG 210 has previously been passed. This course is available only to students who speak English as an additional language

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