This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners who have had little or no formal education to plan and implement language learning activities in a formal learning environment with the assistance of a support person.

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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: - a small number of basic, common high frequency nouns and adjectives to discuss; - basic time modifiers, such as today, tomorrow, next week; - a small number of very common high frequency simple imperative forms related to the learning environment, such as Don't forget, Check; - simple interrogative question forms, such as where, when, what, who, why; - yes/no questions; - simple connectives to talk about immediate personal learning needs, information and interests; - simple modal can, 'Can I read a story?'; - simple expressions to ask for help or support to talk about learning needs, and; - simple paralinguistic features to interpret and convey meaning in communicating language learning needs.

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