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

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
Unit code:
VU22645

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: - varied vocabulary and terminology specific to the identified topic or further study area; - a wide range of common collocations, such as make progress, be interested in; - a wide range of simple, compound and complex sentences with a range of subordinate clauses; - a wide range of verb tenses and verb forms, active and passive; - most modal forms; - reported speech, questions and instructions using a range of verb forms; - a wide range of phrasal verbs which include a number of particles; - a wide range of adjectives, adverbs, adverbial phrases and prepositional phrases to describe and convey information and expand on ideas; - a wide range of conversational/discourse linkers to develop ideas and their relationship to each other; - a wide range of conjunctions; - uses intelligible pronunciation; - use tone, intonation and stress to influence meaning in spoken language; - a wide range of registers and style used in spoken presentations and formal interactions in further study contexts; - some knowledge of aspects of the local culture including colloquial language and irony as it relates to spoken texts relevant to further study; - an awareness of English varieties; - non-verbal strategies and paralinguistic features of speech; - recognition of a range of cues for inferred meaning, and; - distinguish fact and opinion, irony, understatement, exaggeration in spoken texts.

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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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