This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to develop reading, note-taking and writing skills to produce straightforward texts based on study needs. Texts may be in printed and/or digital format.

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 related to study purposes; - understanding of common collocations; - sentence structures; - 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 modal forms; - definite and indefinite article; - reported speech with present tense; - a range of adverbial phrases, prepositions and prepositional phrases to convey the relationship between ideas, time and location; - a range of phrasal verbs to create meaning in further study texts; - paragraph structure; - commonly used registers related to further study writing; - some knowledge of aspects of the local culture as it relates to research, referencing and writing texts which draw on research for further study purposes; - a limited range of colloquial expressions and some common idioms in texts in a further study context; - recognition of cues for inferred meaning; - ways of detecting the writer's tone, intention and attitude; - conventions of a range of text-types relevant to further study such as formality requirements in electronic and/or print forms, and; - use of model texts to guide production of a range of straightforward texts relevant to further study.

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