This unit describes the reading and writing performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by adult learners of English as an additional language to read and write simple digital and/or print communications and understand and complete digital and/or print transactional texts directly related to everyday routine social needs.

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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: - vocabulary and expressions for a range of everyday topics related to personal interests and interactions and community participation and transactions; - simple sentence structures for simple, compound and complex sentences; - simple question forms e.g. to make requests; - a limited range of adjectives and adverbs; - a limited number of adverbial phrases; - a limited number of prepositions and prepositional phrases; - a range of common high frequency tense and aspect forms to describe present, past and future; - a limited range of common phrasal verbs; - some modals and modal forms (positive and negative); - a limited range of connectives; - a range of high frequency discourse markers and cohesive devices; - reading skills to access EAL resources online and print based; - some high frequency idiomatic expressions; - conventions and common text formats of letters for routine social purposes; - some understanding of register in communications; - some awareness of tone, intention and attitude of writer, and; - proof read and make some corrections to own work with support.

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