This unit (VU22613) describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to read and write formal and informal written communications related to straightforward information and instructions.

Unit details

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

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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: - vocabulary and expressions for a range of topics related to social, community, recreational, vocational, or study purposes; - common collocations; - sentence structures for simple, compound, and complex sentences; - question forms to use in seeking feedback on draft writing; - paragraph structure; - definite and indefinite article; - a variety of adjectives and adverbs; - a range of adverbial phrases, prepositions and prepositional phrases; - a range of tense and aspect forms; - reported speech in informational texts; - a range of phrasal verbs; - a range of modals and modal forms, including negative form of need to and have to; - a range of conjunctions, including subordinating and coordinating; - a range of discourse markers and cohesive devices to structure text; - reported speech (questions/instructions) with a variety of tenses; - the use of analysis of structure and discourse features as an aid to reading; - reading skills to use EAL supporting texts; - a limited range of idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms; - formal and informal registers used in describing processes and giving information in different contexts, and; - conventions of written processes and informational texts.

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