Course Title: Use language analysis skills to review own texts

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2017

Course Code: LANG5798

Course Title: Use language analysis skills to review own texts

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4344 - Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou, Bloss Robertson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Jennifer Chamberlain 51.2    jennifer.chamberlain@rmit.edu.au 

Angela Borrelli  51.2  angela.borrelli@rmit.edu.au 

Wendy Joseph 51.2  wendy.joseph@rmit.edu.au 

Beverley Carlton 51.2

beverley.carlton@rmit.edu.a

Nominal Hours: 40

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description

This unit of competency describes language analysis skills and knowledge required by adult learners with language backgrounds other than English. In this unit you will focus on language analysis and application of these skills to review own texts for further study purposes.

This unit is part of a full time integrated academic preparation program. It aims to provide you with the cultural understanding, advanced English language and study skills to participate in further study contexts.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21514 Use language analysis skills to review own texts

Element:

1 Analyse language and language use in relation to further study

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Select language items in spoken and written texts for analysis
1.2 Use language terminology to describe language structure and use
1.3 Respond to advice or instructions and ask questions relating to grammatical structure and use
1.4 Source and use language references to clarify information on language items and usage
1.5 Record relevant information for future study reference

Element:

2 Apply knowledge of language and language use in relation to study tasks

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Determine the purposes and contexts for discussing language and language use

2.2 Locate language items in texts for review and modification

2.3 Ask and respond to questions to clarify language structure and use correct terminology

2.4 Use a range of methods to determine appropriate modifications for the texts

2.5 Review modified texts for accuracy


Learning Outcomes


The outcomes described in this unit relate to:

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

and

• the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence for Reading and Writing and Oral Communication at Level 4


Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study) which is an integrated program. This means that you will study this unit with another unit on the same day. Your program consists of Face to Face teaching and Directed Study. Your program will have a minimum of 8 hours Directed Study per week. You are not required to attend to complete Directed Study, however you are expected to complete all work given and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed in this unit. An outline of your Directed Study is published each week in the Weekly Program Delivery Plan

 

The Weekly Program Delivery Plan is a detailed outline of what activities you will be undertaking in each session on a weekly basis. You can access this via Blackboard (Mystudies) on the first day of each teaching week.

This unit in part covers the reading and writing macro skills addressed in the certificate.

Examples of how you will practice and study the units:

READING
You are encouraged to read a wide range of texts relevant to the study context. You will:
• read, analyse and review complex texts for research purposes  
 

WRITING
In a variety of writing activities, you will improve your sentence structure and learn how to use different writing styles. This will include course applications, essays, and reports. You will:
• learn to plan, draft and proofread your work.
• construct formatted texts for study purposes
• become familiar with academic discourse
The revision of important grammatical structures will be incorporated into each activity.


Teaching Schedule

Course dates:

17th July to 24th November 2017

Public Holidays:

Melbourne Cup Holiday Tuesday 7th November 2017

 

Mid-Semester Break:

Monday 25th September 2017 to Friday 6th October 2017

 

This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program.This unit is clustered with  VU21514 (LANG5798) Use Language Analysis Skills to Review Own Texts. It is Cluster 3 - Critical Reading and Writing, and Language Analysis. The assessment tasks will also cover other units within the course.

 

Week

VU21513

Use critical reading and writing skills for further study

VU21514

Elements 

VU21513

Elements

1

Diagnostic tasks sample writing

Grammar Activity

Grammar overview terminology 

Introduce editing skills

 

 

 1,2 1
2

Reading skills

Skimming,Scanning

Overview of present tenses

Error correction skills and language analysis skills

Reading text

Draft writing Paragraph

Explanation of Assessment Task 2: Give out assessment

 1,21
3

Assessment Task 2: Analyse language in further study texts

Presentation of language resource

Reading and looking at vocabulary in context

Overview of past tenses

Explanation of Assessment task requirements for Assessment 7 Portfolio of Evidence 1

Introduce non continuous text

Error correction skills and language analysis skills of written paragraphs

 1,2 1, 2
4

 

Reading skills

Paragraph writing 

Prepositions and prepositional phrases

Error correction skills and language analysis skills

 

 

 1,2 1
5

Reading skills

Practice non-continuous texts eg. tables, diagrams 

Simple,compound  and complex sentences

Error correction skills and language analysis skills

 1,2 1,2,3
6

Reading skills

Locating main ideas, details

Modals with overview of verbs

Practice non-continuous texts eg. visuals and graphic information

Error correction skills and language analysis skills

 1,2 1,2, 3
7

Reading comprehension

Articles, countable and uncountable nouns, plurals

Error correction skills and language analysis skills

Construct Non continuous text

 1,2 1,2, 3
8

Mid Semester Interviews

Reading comprehension

Error correction skills and language analysis skills

 1,2 1,2
9

Assessment Task 7: Portfolio of Evidence 1 due

Reading skills

Word forms 

Practice non-continuous texts eg. diagrams and graphic information

Error correction skills and language analysis skills

 1,2 1,2,3
10

Phrasal verbs

Practice non-continuous texts eg. charts

Reading for information

Writing paragraph 

Error correction skills and language analysis skills

Give out Assessment Task 13 and discuss requirements

 1,2

 1,2, 3
11

Reading skills

Passive

Practice non-continuous texts eg. charts

Error correction skills and language analysis skills

 1,2 1,2
12

Passive  

Reading skills

Meaning from context

Practice non-continuous texts eg. line graphs

Writing 

Error correction skills and language analysis skills

 1,2 1,2,3
13

Reading skills

Overview of Nominalisation

Revise non-continuous texts

Error correction skills and language analysis skills

 1,2 1,2
14

Reading skills

Nominalisation

Revise and produce non-continuous texts

Error correction skills and language analysis skills

 1,2 1,2
15

Assessment Task 13:  Portfolio of Evidence 2

Reading skills

Overview of error analysis

Multiple choice

Error correction skills and language analysis skills

 1,2 1,2, 3
16

Reading skills

Grammar quiz

Error correction skills and language analysis skills

 

 1,2 1,2
17

 

Consolidation

 Feedback

 1,2 1,2

  **The teaching schedule maybe subject to change. Students will be advised via Blackboard and in class should changes occur.
 

Your program is made up of:
• Orientation
• Learning activities
• Mid semester review
• Exit review

All students will be inducted. The induction includes:
• Induction Booklet and presentation 
• Explore RMIT
• Orientation to RMIT Libraries

Information about student services, rights and responsibilities is contained in your student diary.
 


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

TEXTS AND EQUIPMENT

There are no set texts in this course, but it is recommended that you bring:

• English-English dictionary (we ask that you do not use a translation dictionary)
• Thesaurus
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• Headphones 
• USB (Memory stick) 

  • laptop


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.

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester, in both oral and written form, 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.

The Student Charter www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/supporting-learning-and-teaching/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: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1


Assessment Tasks

Summative assessments:

Assessment Task 2: Analyse Language in Further Study Texts (Week 3)

You will locate and analyse an advisory text for further study and then present the text to the class in a short 1-2 minute presentation.

Assessment Task 7: Portfolio of Evidence 1 (Week 9)

This assessment task requires you to edit your own work on four separate occasions and analyse your work with support. You will also be required to design a graph documenting your improvement in language skills over the semester. 

Assessment Task 13: Portfolio of Evidence 2 (Week 15)

This assessment task requires you to edit your own work on three separate occasions and analyse your work with support. You will also be required to design a graph documenting your improvement in language skills over the semester. 

 

Please note:


Assessments tasks will include other courses (Units of competency) from the program.

All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the deadline.


Assessment Matrix

Each assessment cover sheet clearly outlines the competencies being addressed in the task in relation to performance criteria. The sum of assessment tasks will cover all units and their elements over a range of occasions. You will be given opportunities to demonstrate competency in a variety of ways throughout the program. To sucessfully complete this unit you will need to demonstrate that you are competent in each element of the unit/subject on at least two occasions.


You are encouraged to discuss any problems or concerns with your teacher or student co-ordinator. An assessment matrix will be available on myRMIT

Other Information

Attendance
Your course involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to successfully complete this course.

Student Progress

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Student program policy www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academicprogress
 

You will be asked to attend mid-semester and end of semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Co-ordinator. The interviews are an important part of giving you feedback and supporting you through your program by monitoring your academic progress
 

Special consideration policy (Late submissions)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Extension www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension

Special consideration is an assessment adjustment for unexpected circumstances that are outside your control, which:
• have a significant adverse impact on your performance in assessment or
• prevent you from attempting or submitting the assessment. Special Consideration www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the Academic Integrity and Plagiarism policy
www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity
 

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