This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by learners of English as an additional language to identify and use the fundamental features of the internet for language learning.

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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: - terminology related to digital devices, functions and programs and internet; - spoken and written language related to accessing internet and internet programs for language learning; - simple verbal and on screen written instructions e.g. open the program, double click on; - some modal forms e.g. used in email communications; - a limited number of prepositions and prepositional phrases related to accessing digital technology e.g. move the mouse under/over/on that word; - a limited number of connectives used in instructions and routine email communications; - a limited number of adjectives, adverbs and adverbial phrases as used in routine instructions and communication; - simple sentence structures for email communication; - a range of common informal expressions, conventions and protocols used in internet use and email communication; - social networking 'protocols' and common expressions; - some understanding or register in email communications, and; - simple on screen graphics, menus and navigational tools.

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