This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to examine the Australian education system, its structure and cultural features.

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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: - some specialised terminology related to the Australian education system and their cultural features; - sentence structures; - paragraph structure; - a range of tense and aspect forms; - a range of discourse markers, connectives and cohesive devices to link ideas and concepts, add information or contrast ideas; - a range of modals and modal forms, such as should, could, must to express tentativeness or obligation; - definite and indefinite article; - a range of strategies that can be used to clarify and state own viewpoint; - conventions for note taking; - a range of registers, styles and conventions used in spoken and written discourse; - distinctions between fact and opinion, understatement, exaggeration in spoken and written texts, and; - a range of verbal and non-verbal strategies and conventions used in discussions.

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