This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to read and write simple digital and/or print communications, and understand and complete digital and/or print transactional texts directly related to everyday routine social needs.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
VU22603

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 and expressions for a range of everyday topics related to personal interests, community participation and transactions; - simple sentence structures for simple, compound and complex sentences; - simple question forms, such as to make requests; - a limited range of adjectives and adverbs; - a limited number of adverbial phrases such as, as soon as possible; - a limited number of prepositions and prepositional phrases; - a range of common high frequency tense and aspect forms to describe present, past and future; - a limited range of common phrasal verbs; - some modals and modal forms (positive and negative); - a limited range of connectives such as when, but, if, although, so, When we finish lunch we will watch a movie; - a range of high frequency discourse markers and cohesive devices such as by the way, anyway, after that; - reading skills to access EAL resources online and print based such as dictionaries, thesauruses; - some high frequency idiomatic expressions; - conventions and common text formats of letters for routine social purposes such as specific occasions, for example birthdays, sympathy; - some understanding of register in communications; - some awareness of tone, intention and attitude of writer, and; - proof read and make some corrections to own work with support.

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