The unit aims to develop the reading, writing, listening and speaking, grammar and vocabulary skills necessary to undertake a TAFE course at Victoria University.

Unit details

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VNUEAP4

Prerequisites

Students must be assessed as having an Upper Intermediate level of English or an overall IELTS of 5.0 with no band less than 5.0 ( or equivalent)

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Reading: 1. Comprehend and analyse information from a variety of texts for a range of purposes; 2. Comprehend a range of formatted texts for study purposes; 3. Follow complex instructions.  
  2. Writing: 1. Write a variety of straight forward texts for a range of purposes (information report, argumentative essay, reflective journal); 2. Complete a range of forms for everyday and study purposes; 3. Complete a range of forms for everyday and study purposes.  
  3. Speaking: 1. Engage in formal group interaction in a study context; 2. Participate in a range of interactions in formal and informal contexts; 3. Give complex instructions; 4. Prepare and give an oral presentation on a researched topic.  
  4. Listening: 1. Demonstrate understanding in formal group interaction in a study context; 2. Respond to a range of interactions in formal and informal contexts; 3. Demonstrate understanding of complex instructions and questions related to study tasks; 4. Demonstrate understanding of a range of information texts for study purposes.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Portfolio Writing Folio Pass/Fail
Other Information Report Pass/Fail
Essay Argumentative Essay Pass/Fail
Presentation Oral Presentation Pass/Fail
Other Debate Pass/Fail
Journal Reflective Journal Pass/Fail

Required reading

VU English EAP4 Writing Resource booklet

Progressive Skills in English, level 3 Course Book 1st Edition
Anna Phillips, Terry Phillips, 2011
UK, Garnet Publishing

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