Course Title: VCE English as an Additional Language Unit 4

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: VCE English as an Additional Language Unit 4

Credit Points: 90.00

Important Information:





Course Title

VCE English as an Additional Language Unit 4




Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


360T Education


Term2 2019,
Term2 2021

Course Coordinator: Peter Lawrance

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 4890

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 108.05.007

Course Coordinator Availability: Email for appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study To continue to Unit 4, satisfactory completion of Unit 3 must be achieved.

Course Description

The study of English/English as an Additional Language encourages the development of literate individuals capable of critical and imaginative thinking, aesthetic appreciation and creativity.

In this course you will read and respond both orally and in writing to a range of texts (a novel, a non-fiction text, a film and texts produced in the media). You will analyse how the authors of these texts create meaning and the different ways in which texts can be interpreted. You will analyse the use of argument and language in texts that debate a topical issue.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

 1. Produce a detailed comparison which analyses how two selected texts present ideas, issues and themes.

2. Construct a reasoned point of view on an issue currently in the media.

Overview of Learning Activities

Learning will take place in a classroom setting as well as out of the classroom.  In class it will involve face-to-face teaching, class discussions, reading and writing activities in class. Out of the classroom, there will be student-directed learning in the form of reading, research and homework activities.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources.

You will be required to purchase prescribed texts for EAL from the  RMIT VCE booklist to support your learning in this course. A range of study notes and reference materials will be provided to you to develop and extend your understanding of the texts.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes, as determined by VCAA (Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority) guidelines.

Assessment of the learning outcomes may take the following forms:

  • Essays, oral presentations , responses to study questions, note-taking, creative writing

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks in detailed written comments; a designated grade and a personal conversation allowing interpretation of the written comments and areas of improvement.

Feedback is also provided on general progress at the relevant time and at intervals when major projects are being conducted.

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate or vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. Students can contact their relevant Year Level Coordinator for more information.

The Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at: