English as a Second Language (2024)

These papers are for students whose first language is not English, and are designed to enhance the academic language skills required for university study. Students who would like to develop their knowledge and confidence in the skills of speaking, writing, reading, and listening in English are encouraged to choose an ENSLA paper as one of their elective papers. All papers are available in Hamilton and online in Moodle.

English as a Second Language is available as a minor.

To complete a minor in English as a Second Language, students must complete 60 points, including at least 30 points above 100 level.


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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    ENSLA100English for Professions15.024W (Hamilton Waikato College), 24X (Hamilton Waikato College) & 24X (Zhejiang University City College, Hangzhou China)
    The paper is designed to provide practical experience in the application of English language skills and to replicate the skills the students will need as they transition to the workplace within their chosen profession. This paper is intended for students with English as an additional language.
    ENSLA103English as an Additional Language: Effective Academic Writing15.024A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
    This paper covers research, approaches to and techniques for different writing genres, analysis of English text and discourse, and an understanding of issues in academic integrity. This paper is intended for students with English is an additional language.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    ENSLA201English as an Additional Language: Effective Academic Listening15.024A (Hamilton)
    This paper is intended for students for whom English is an additional language. In this paper, students will explore practical perspectives on listening skills needed for lectures and tutorials at the university level. Essential note taking skills will also be covered to aid students in their ability to get the best out of universi...
    ENSLA202English as an Additional Language: Effective Academic Speaking15.024B (Hamilton)
    This paper provides students with skills needed to understand and question academic texts. It covers skills in reading and text inquiry and techniques in voicing opinions and questioning views. This paper is intended for students for whom English is an additional Language.
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    ENSLA300English as an Additional Language: Academic Research Writing15.024A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
    This paper provides an introduction to academic research methodologies and writing for students for whom English is an additional language. The paper addresses the social, linguistic, and textual conventions and organisation of research writing, as well as the skills involved. Students will explore a range of genre and disciplinary...
    ENSLA302English as an Additional Language: Global Englishes15.024B (Hamilton)
    This paper examines the role and functions of English within the globalisation of communication. It particularly focuses on intercultural encounters within business, education and the media, familiarising students with the diversity of world Englishes spoken and used. Utilising this overall topic, the paper will combine critical an...
  • 500 Level

    Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
    ENSLA500Postgraduate Writing and Communication30.024A (Hamilton) & 24B (Hamilton)
    This paper enhances the English language development of postgraduate students with English as an Additional Language. This paper is designed to support the development of students' communicative and receptive language skills, and foster critical understandings of a range of academic text types, embedding their learning in their dis...

2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 27 February 2024 10:33am

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