This unit describes the language skills and knowledge required by learners of English as an additional language to access information and to seek assistance in relevant settlement contexts.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills and knowledge: - simple words, phrases and expressions related to immediate needs in familiar transactions and social situations related to settlement e.g. housing, health, banking, and other support services; - simple adverbs and adjectives and adverbial time expressions e.g. before, after; - a limited range of simple high frequency connectives e.g. and, or, but, because; - a limited range of common high frequency verb tense forms e.g. simple present, past and simple imperative, future with will e.g. I will study English and going to; - some simple phrasal verbs e.g. e.g. take out; - simple question forms to seek clarification , repetition or explanation; - intonation of questions, statements and commands; - simple paralinguistic features e.g. body language, and; - use pronunciation which is generally intelligible with high frequency words and phrases in familiar, supportive contexts.

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