This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by adult learners of English as an additional language to plan and organise practical workplace observations, collect and record observations, report observations to others and evaluate the experience and reflect on own learning goals for the Australian workplace. The focus of the workplace observation is on development of language skills in the context of work.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
VU21485

Assessment

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 to discuss workplace observation and to describe workplace activities; - simple sentence structures; - a range of common high frequency verb tenses and forms, including simple reported speech; - a range of modals and modal forms (positive and negative); - a range of common phrasal verbs to discuss workplace procedures; - a range of conjunctions; - a range of high frequency discourse markers and cohesive devices; - adjectives, adverbs and some adverbial phrases; - prepositions and prepositional phrases; - simple paralinguistic features e.g. body language, to interpret and convey meaning and acknowledge understanding; - some awareness of how tone, stress and intonation modify meaning; - use mostly intelligible pronunciation with adequate stress and intonation characterised by hesitation and circumlocution; - politeness conventions in conversation; - some awareness of register, and; - use and choice of address forms.

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