This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to identify current language learning skills, and plan future language skills development with an appropriate support person.

Unit details

Study level:
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: - a limited number of words, phrases and expressions to discuss immediate language learning needs and preferences which include some simple linguistic terms; - simple everyday adjectives, adverbial expressions; - simple past and present, future forms to talk about language learning plan; - a limited range of common high frequency simple imperative forms related to the learning environment, such as practise pronunciation every day; - simple question forms to discuss language learning; - limited range of simple connectives to talk about language learning, such as and, but, because; - simple modals, such as must, have to; - simple paralinguistic features to interpret and convey meaning and acknowledge understanding in communicating language learning needs, and; - common polite expressions used in discussions with support persons, such as Thank you for your help, Could you help me?

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