This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to participate in a range of straightforward interactions for study purposes. This involves making straightforward verbal requests and suggestions, relating and responding to verbal instructions, and participating in group work and informal group discussions.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
VU22641

Assessment

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; - a range of discourse markers and conjunctions to link ideas and concepts, add information or contrast ideas in formal interactions; - a range of modal forms; - a range of phrasal verbs, adverbs, adverbial phrases and adjectives to convey ideas, express opinions and attitudes, such as I feel really strongly about this; - reported speech; - generally intelligible pronunciation with effective stress and intonation, although speaking may be characterised by hesitations and circumlocution; - different registers required in different study contexts/fields; - a limited range of colloquial expressions and some common idioms in informal interactions; - recognition of cues for inferred meaning, such as logical, contextual and paralinguistic (pause, stress, use of silence, facial expression), and; - detect and respond to opinions, attitudes in spoken group interaction.

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As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to apply for the course.

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