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English as a Second Language

If your first language is not English, these papers will help you improve the skills you need for university study.

Please note: There will be no new enrolments in the English as a Second Language supporting subject in 2018. Students who commenced a supporting subject in English as a Second Language in 2017 or prior should consult the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences for programme advice (wfass@waikato.ac.nz).

Many University of Waikato international students take English as a Second Language (ESLA) papers in order to pursue careers or educational programmes requiring academic English language skills. ESLA papers are also taken by New Zealand permanent residents who want to establish themselves economically and socially in their new home country.

ESLA papers will provide you with instruction and practice in advanced academic language and communication skills, written, oral and aural. All papers are supported by the University's online learning management system Moodle, which enables the publishing of work and teaching of critical thought and analysis, as applied to studying in a university context.

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Key information

Faculty:

100 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENSLA103Undergraduate Research Writing for ESL StudentsThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ESLA101Academic Writing and ResearchThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ESLA102Academic Oral PresentationThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018

200 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ENSLA201Academic Aural StrategiesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ENSLA202Academic Oral StrategiesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ESLA200Academic Written DiscourseThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ESLA201Academic Aural StrategiesThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ESLA202Academic Oral DiscourseThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
FASS296Work PlacementThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018

300 Level

Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
ESLA300Academic Research Writing: An IntroductionThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ESLA301Academic Text: Understanding MeaningThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
ESLA302English as an International LanguageThis paper will not be taught in 2018
This paper will not be taught in 2018
FASS396Work Placement18D (Block)
This paper enables students to undertake work placement in an area related to their major as part of their degree. Students work in a chosen field for a period of time in order to gain valuable work experience and learn from experts in their chosen field.

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Subject links

General and Applied Linguistics Programme


English as a Second Language is available as a supporting subject for the BA or BSocSc. English as a Second Language may also be taken as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.  English as a Second Language papers can be taken individually towards other degrees only by students for whom English is an additional language (EAL). In each of the following paper descriptions, the acronym EAL describes such students.

To complete a supporting subject in English as a Second Language, students must gain 70 points, including at least 40 points above 100 level.


Documents


Contacts

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences:
Phone: 0800 800 145 or +64 7 838 4932
General and Undergraduate Email Enquiries: esla-fass@waikato.ac.nz