Course Title: Read and write straightforward texts for research purposes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3310 Certificate III in EAL (Further Study)

Course Title: Read and write straightforward texts for research purposes

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 80

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG5819

City Campus

TAFE

360T Education

Face-to-Face

Term2 2014,
Term2 2015,
Term1 2016,
Term2 2016,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridis and Bloss Robertson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254488

Course Contact Email: baia.tsakouridou@rmit.edu.au, bloss.robertson@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit of competency describes reading and writing performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by adult learners with language backgrounds other than English for research purposes. In this unit, you will focus on developing reading, notetaking, research and writing skills to produce texts relevant to study needs.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21501 Read and write straightforward texts for research purposes

Elements:

1 Read information from straightforward texts for a range of research purposes

2 Record specific information from texts for a study task

3 Write a straightforward text based on research

4 Reference resources used in research based text

5 Review written text


Learning Outcomes

 

The outcomes described in this unit relate to:

• The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors for Reading and Writing. They contribute directly to the achievement of ISLPR Reading 2+
/ 3 and Writing 2+ / 3

and

• the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence for Reading and Writing at Level 3

 


Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by:

  • Individual and group reports 
  • Online research 
  • Completion of research
  • essays

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

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Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1