This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners with very little or no experience of formal learning environments to develop beginning language learning strategies and basic English language oral communication, reading and writing skills.

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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: - use of a sound-based writing system in English; - the shapes of letters in printed form, in both upper and lower case; - basic phonemes of English language to support pronunciation; - a small number of simple, common high frequency verbs and nouns related to immediate learning context; - a small number of very common high frequency simple imperative forms related to the learning environment; - sounds and stresses of personally relevant English words; - basic interrogative question forms; - appropriate forms of address and greetings in a learning context; - conventions of an Australian classroom, such as working in groups; - basic polite forms, and; - writing conventions from left to right and top to bottom.

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