This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to analyse written study task requirements by using critical analysis of instructional or advisory language related to the successful completion of study tasks.

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 and expressions including jargon and some specialist terminology for a range of topics related to vocational or study needs; - linguistic structures and features of instructions; - simple, compound and complex sentences with a range of subordinate clauses; - a wide range of verb tenses and forms, conditionals and modals; - a wide range of phrasal verbs, adverbs, adverbial phrases and adjectives used in advisory, instructional texts relevant to study tasks; - a wide range of discourse markers, connectives, pronouns and cohesive devices to link ideas and concepts or contrast ideas in study tasks; - a wide range of common collocations; - recognise and analyse specific registers related to description of study tasks; - recognise processes in analysing instructions for study tasks such as identifying directive words; - recognition of a range of cues for inferred meaning, such as logical, contextual and visual, and; - conventions and formats relevant to different types of study tasks.

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