Faculty of Arts


Academic English for Business

Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for ACADENG 104.


Course overview

This course focuses on academic English skills to help Business students understand and express business-related concepts. Students develop effective strategies for reading, writing and vocabulary-building by studying the language features of texts for academic style and communicative effects. Students will apply the skills and knowledge they develop from reading and language analysis activities, and will follow the process of writing, revising and editing to produce accurate texts that have clear communicative purpose and meaning.

ACADENG 104 is an approved course for Business degree students who have not met the Academic English Language Requirement (AELR). The course is not available as an AELR course to students from other faculties.

Course outcomes

At the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Identify, learn and use academic and business-related vocabulary
  • Read a range of texts relevant to academic business studies for overall understanding
  • Select and use strategies appropriate to the reading purpose: predicting, surveying, scanning, skim-reading, close-reading, SQ3R, summarising, inferring
  • Understand text organisation and language for academic text-types: expository, compare/contrast, cause and effect, argument/counter-argument/refutation, problem-solution-evaluation
  • Use critical thinking to: distinguish key points from supporting evidence, separate fact from opinion, analyse and evaluate key ideas, synthesise information, argue with justification
  • Write well-structured paragraphs that are clear and coherent
  • Write researched, referenced essays/reports with ideas expressed in paraphrase or summary
  • Use processes for effective writing (planning, drafting, revising, editing, proofreading)
  • Evaluate and edit own and others’ writing for content and expression

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 Business degree students who need this course to meet the AELR requirement or for whom DELNA indicates this is the appropriate academic English course. Thereafter, first in first enrolled applies.

View the course syllabus

Availability 2018

Semester 1, repeated Semester 2


Lecturer(s)  Lizzy Roe


ACADENG 104: 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

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