Subject Resources


ELC3824 Professional English for Digital Media Design Students

This is a three-credit DSR subject taken by Social Design students.

Learning outcomes

  1. Participating and interacting professionally in pitch presentations,
  2. Cultivating academic reading skills to critique on academic text while demonstrating critical thinking and creativity within design communication, and
  3. Reflect on and critically analyse design concepts.

 

Ten Resources to Help YOU Get a Better Grade!


 

Pitch Presentations

Go to the final unit in this online course and learn the grammar that will help you deliver presentations accurately and effectively.

 

Having accurate stress and intonation is important when delivering a presentation. Watch this video to find out how!

 

Watch these two students go from an ineffective presentation delivery to an effective delivery in this short video.

 

Reading

Question

Q: I want to read more and improve me English. Where can I find a good selection of suitable books?

 

A: “Read to Know!” is a self-paced course with activities on 20 English books ranging from 59 Seconds to Animal Farm. Join this online course.

 

Reflective writing

Question

Q: What can I discuss?

 

 

A:

  • Describe what your project involves and what it is intended to address;
  • Examine what its strengths and weaknesses are based on your own evaluation and others’ feedback;
  • Discuss what you have understood and learned from the entire experience; and
  • Elaborate on what you plan to do to revise the project and/or to refine your skills if given the chance.
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    Language

    Question

    Q: I always get a low grade for my language. How can I improve it?

     

    A: To get a satisfactory grade for language, you need to produce accurate language. If you need more help with your language join this online course.

     

    Question

    Q: Are there any tips for language?

     

    A: You should use the appropriate grammatical structures in your writing. For example, use parallel structures in your writing. Watch this video to find out more.

    And go to this site for more information about using parallel structures in your writing.

     

     

    Infographic

    Question

    Q: What software/website should I use to create the infographic?

     

    A: You can use any software/website you like to create the infographic. Here are some which are easy to use: Visme, Canva, Piktochart and Venngage.

     

    Question

    Q: What makes a good infographic?

     

    A: What makes a good infographic? Watch this video to find out more.