This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to read and write a range of simple, routine digital and print informational and instructional texts relevant to employment.

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: - vocabulary and expressions which include most aspects of everyday life; - simple sentence structures for simple, compound and complex sentences; - simple question forms to clarify meaning; - a limited range of high frequency discourse markers and cohesive devices, such as, first, then, after that; - a limited range of adjectives, adverbs; - a limited number of adverbial phrases, such as, as soon as possible; - a limited number of prepositions and prepositional phrases, such as, in, at, on, under, over; - a range of common high frequency tense and aspect forms to describe present, past and future; - reported speech found in routine digital and print workplace communications; - a limited range of common phrasal verbs used in instructional and informational texts, such as Turn off the computer; - some modals and modal forms (positive and negative), such as, should, would, could, might, need to; - a limited range of connectives, such as when, but, if, although, so, Ring the boss when you get in; - a range of high frequency discourse markers and cohesive devices, such as, after that; - reading skills to: access online and print based EAL resources, such as dictionaries, thesauruses; proofread own writing; - some high frequency idiomatic expressions; - some understanding of register in communications , and; - some awareness of tone, intention and attitude of writer.

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