This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to participate in further study contexts that involve the presentation and discussion of ideas and information in straightforward formal presentations and formal group interactions.

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 for a range of straightforward topics in a study context; - a range of verb tenses and aspects; - dependent clauses introduced by words such as although, when, if, while; - a range of discourse markers and conjunctions to link ideas and concepts, add information or contrast ideas in formal presentations; - a range of modal forms; - a range of phrasal verbs, adverbs, adverbial phrases and adjectives; - generally intelligible pronunciation with effective stress and intonation, although speaking may be characterised by hesitations and circumlocution; - processes of planning, drafting and editing to prepare interactions and presentations; - register required in formal interactions and presentations in further study contexts; - conventions to participate in oral group interactions such as turn taking, rebuttals and interruptions; - a limited range of colloquial expressions and some common idioms in informal interactions; - use of tone, stress and intonation to modify meaning such as to convey emphasis on important information; - recognition of cues for inferred meaning, and; - detect and respond to opinions, attitudes in oral group interaction.

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