Courses & Units

English for Academic Purposes XPD150



The purpose of this unit is to develop your skills in reading, writing, listening to and speaking English at undergraduate university level with attention to academic vocabulary and common text types. You will read textbook sections and other material from the core courses you are taking and analyse them for discourse, syntactic and lexical features. You will then develop appropriate written and spoken responses to spoken and written texts. You will also develop transferable skills in summarising, paraphrasing, referencing, evaluating, planning, editing, and research.


Unit name English for Academic Purposes
Unit code XPD150
Credit points 12.5
College/School Academic Division
Discipline University Pathways
Coordinator Victor Albert (Victor) Corpuz
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By Third Party (UP Education)
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International
Hobart Summer school (early) On-Campus International


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Summer school (early) 8/11/2021 1/1/2022 2/1/2022 20/2/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate understanding of the main ideas and supporting details in a range of spoken and written texts.
  • Critically analyse a range of written texts.
  • Participate effectively in sustained spoken academic discourse including discussion about the research process.
  • Create extended academic written texts that present logical and coherent argument and demonstrate paraphrasing, summarising and referencing skills.
  • Use grammar, syntax and vocabulary with consistent accuracy to support effective communication.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091501 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $1,729.00

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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


AssessmentAWL Vocabulary Tests (20%)|Final Essay (30%)|Topic Report (20%)|Oral Presentation (10%)|Participation (10%)|Homework Essays (10%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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