This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to develop listening and note-taking skills from straightforward spoken texts relevant to study purposes.

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 tense and aspect forms; - a range of discourse markers, connectives and cohesive devices used in spoken English to link ideas and concepts, add information or contrast ideas; - dependent clauses introduced by words; - a range of modal forms including negative, such as with need to, have to; - a range of adverbial phrases, prepositions and prepositional phrases to convey the relationship between ideas, time and location; - understands how tone, stress and intonation modify meaning; - some knowledge of aspects of the local culture as it relates to speeches, lectures and other spoken texts relevant to further study; - a limited range of colloquial expressions and some common idioms in texts in a further study context, and; - recognition of cues for inferred meaning, such as logical, contextual and paralinguistic (pause, stress, use of silence).

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