English Language Studies A: Grammar and Written Communication (EDMST6011)

This course provides an overview of English grammar and discourse, from the perspective of educational and language sciences. Students completing this course will learn the metalanguage and functions of grammar in Australian Standard English, including the parts of speech (noun, verb, adjective etc.), phrases, clause and sentences types. Students will develop the skills and knowledge required to understand and deliver a functional grammar curriculum, including, though not limited to, the grammar-related benchmarks of the Australian National Curriculum and Victorian Curriculum F¿10. Grammatical development and milestones in children such as orders of acquisition, and grammatical development in second language learners will be examined. The current research on grammatical development, grammar pedagogy and evidence-based instructional practices will also be considered. The course will teach students about the relationship between grammar, written communication and discourse. Students will learn about the different text types needed for literacy, e.g. recounts, information reports, narratives etc. and be able to explicitly articulate how these different text types use grammar in different ways to achieve specific functions. How coherence and cohesion in communication is achieved, and its relationship to grammar, will also be studied.

For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 179kB).

Credit point 15
EFTSL 0.125
Band 1

Commonwealth supported place

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2023 contribution amount - commencing student* $515
2023 contribution amount - grandfathered student* $515

* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.

Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount

Domestic full fee paying

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International full fee paying

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Semester census dates

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Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer semester
Semesters Calendar
31 March 2023
15 August 2023
10 December 2023
Trimester Calendar
31 March 2023
15 August 2023
10 December 2023