This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to read and write a range of straightforward digital and/or print 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 for a range of straightforward texts related to employment; - common collocations; - sentence structures for simple, compound and conditional sentences; - question forms, such as to request information; - paragraph structure in formal communications; - definite and indefinite article; - a variety of adjectives and adverbs used in workplace documents; - a range of adverbial phrases, prepositions and prepositional phrases; - a range of tense and aspect forms; - reported speech used in communications and other work related 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 discourse markers and cohesive devices to structure text; - reported speech; - reading strategies; - reading skills; - a limited range of idiomatic expressions and colloquialisms; - variation of register in workplace communications; - language and conventions appropriate for social communication purposes; - use model texts to guide production of written texts; - recognition of some inferred meaning by using a range of cues, such as syntactic, semantic, logical, contextual; - awareness of tone and intention of writer; - detect and express opinions and attitudes in texts, and; - plan, draft, proof read and redraft written texts.

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