Course Title: Use language analysis skills to review own texts

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2021

Course Code: GEDU6186

Course Title: Use language analysis skills to review own texts

School: 375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4399 - Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)

Course Contact: Melanie Reynolds

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4059

Course Contact Email: melanie.reynolds@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Angela Borrelli  angela.borrelli@rmit.edu.au 

 

Caroline McEnroe caroline.mcenroe@rmit.edu.au

 

 

 

 

 

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

In this unit of competency, you will be introduced to skills and knowledge required to use language analysis to review own written and spoken texts for further study purposes. 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU22650 Use language analysis skills to review own texts

Element:

1. Analyse language and language use in relation to own texts

Performance Criteria:

1.1

Select language items in own spoken and written texts for analysis

1.2

Use metalanguage terminology to describe language structure and use

1.3

Identify 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 to review own texts

Performance Criteria:

2.1

Determine the purposes and contexts for discussing language and language use

2.2

Locate language items in own texts for review and modification

2.3

Ask and respond to questions to analyse language structures using  appropriate metalanguage 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 Reading and Writing, Speaking and Listening  and contribute directly to the achievement of these desptors at  3/3+ and the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) indicators for Reading, Writing and Oral Communication competence 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 one other unit (VU22649/GEDU6185) on the same day (Language Analysis and Critical Reading cluster). Your Language Analysis and Critical Reading cluster, will have a minimum of three hours of directed study a week (two hours of Directed Study Required and one hour of Directed Study Recommended). You are not required to attend classes to complete the directed study, however, you are expected to complete all work given as part of the Directed Study Required and may be required to show evidence that the work has been completed. The Directed Study Recommended is there for you to further develop your skills and although not compulsory we recommend that it is completed as well. An outline of your directed study is published each week in the Modules section of Canvas. 

The Weekly Program Delivery Modules are a detailed outline of what activities you will be undertaking in each session on a weekly basis. You can access these via Canvas. 

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:

You will submit 2 assessment tasks for this unit of study.

Assessment Task 1 VU22650   'Use Language Analysis Skills to review spoken and written texts- GRAPHS'

Assessment Task 2 VU22650  - 'Use Language Analysis Skills to review a written letter'

You will learn instructional language in order to read and understand instructional text. you will use thee reading skills to analyze and answer questions about study tasks. You will learn language associated with understanding data presented in graphs. you will use this knowledge to analyze and interpret a graph in spoken and written language.  Each week you teacher will present you with new metalanguage and models of texts in order for you to complete your assessment task. You will keep a record of new metalanguage.

 


Teaching Schedule

Course dates: Semester 1 2021

 Course Dates: Monday 8 Feb  – Friday 11 June 2021

Easter break: Thursday 1 April -  Wednesday 7 April (Classes recommence Thursday 8 April)

Public Holidays: Labour Day 8 March 2021, Anzac Day April 26

This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program. This unit is clustered with  VU22649 (GEDU6185)Use  Critical Reading Skills to analyse study tasks. (Cluster 4) but it is assessed as a single unit with 2 assessment tasks 

 

Week

 

Use language skills to review own text 

VU22650

Elements 

VU22649

Elements

1

Reading instructions-nouns and adjectives

simple present

 

1,2  1,2
2

Reading instructions-limiting words and content words

common collocations used in instructions

task words

1,2 1,2
3

Reading instructions-modals and conditionals used in instructions

phrasal verbs

1,2 1,2
4

Reading instructions-recognizing inference from logical contextual and visual language

prepositions and prepositional phrases

cohesive devices

 

1,2  1,2
5

adjectives

adverbs and adverb phrases

past simple and past continuous

 

1,2  1,2
6

simple and compound sentences

cohesive devices

keep a record of new and useful metalanguage

 

1,2  1,2
7

Reading and understanding  graphs- comparative and superlative adjectives

present  perfect and present perfect continuous

nouns and word families

Introduce -Grammar diary to keep a record of important notes on grammar including websites and other language resources

Deconstruct AT 2 (VU22649)"Understanding and Analyzing ONE Study task" 

 1,21,2 
8

Reading and  understanding graphs and speaking about graphs- intonation and stress in spoken language

complex sentences-using subordinate clauses

Grammar Diary to keep a record of important notes on grammar including websites and other language resources

Deconstruct AT 1 (VU22650) 'Use language analysis to review spoken and written texts- Graphs'

 1,21,2 
9

Reading, understanding graphs and speaking about graphs-reported speech and fillers in spoken language

types of graphs-line graphs, bar graphs, pie charts, info graphs

Grammar diary to keep a record of important notes on grammar including websites and other language resources

Submit AT 2 (VU22649)"Understanding and Analyzing ONE Study task"   Week 9

 1,21,2 
10

Reading, understanding graphs and speaking about graphs-numerical language used in graphs

terminology for discussing visual texts, graphs and diagrams

colloquial language used in spoken language

Grammar diary to keep a record of important notes on grammar including websites and other language resources

Submit Part 1 of AT 1 (VU22650) 'Use Language Analysis Skills to review spoken and written texts- Graphs'

 1,2

1,2 
11

Reading, understanding graphs and speaking about graphs-Passive voice

describing a graph in spoken language for study skills

writing complex sentences using cohesive devices

Grammar diary to keep a record of important notes on grammar including websites and other language resources

Submit Part 2 of AT 1 (VU22650) 'Use Language Analysis Skills to review spoken and written texts- Graphs

 1,21,2 
12

Reading, understanding graphs and writing about graphs- focus on form, content, numerical information and reported speech

use complex sentences

Grammar diary to keep a record of important notes on grammar including websites and other language resources

  Submit Part 3 of AT 1 (VU22650)  'Use Language Analysis Skills to review spoken and written texts- Graphs'

 1,21,2 
13

Analyze a graph in written text- focus on punctuation, word order and complex sentence structure.

Transition signals to connect relationship between sentences

use academic vocabulary

keep a record of new and useful metalanguage

Deconstruct AT2 (VU22650) 'Use Language Analysis Skills to review spoken and written texts - a letter'

 1,21,2 
14

Analyze and write about a graph-focus on academic language, logical sequencing and cohesiveness using pronouns.

analyze and edit own written text

Grammar diary to keep a record of important notes on grammar including websites and other language resources

 

 1,21,2 
15

Summarize and consolidate main features of analyzing graphs in spoken and written text.

Grammar diary to keep a record of important notes on grammar including websites and other language resources

Submit Assessment Task 2 - 'Use Language Analysis Skills to review a written text - a letter'

 1,21,2 
16

Overview and review metalanguage grammar taught in class

Additional evidence may be addressed in week 16 or 17 

  
 17

Finalise assessments and results: assessment re-sits,  end of semester exit interview

  

  **The teaching schedule maybe subject to change. Students will be advised via Canvas 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 into this course and into RMIT. The induction includes:
• Induction Booklet on Canvas and Analysis 
• Explore RMIT
• Orientation to RMIT Libraries

Information about student services, rights and responsibilities is explained on Canvas and discussed in class.
 


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 
• laptop; USB stick


Overview of Assessment

This course is part of a full-time integrated program. 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 quizzes, notetaking, summaries and short answer responses, essays and research reports and groupwork. 

 

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 coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 

 

The Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT university student as well as the responsibilities of the university. This can be found on the RMIT University website at: https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/rights-and-responsibilities/student-responsibilities/student-charter

 

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at: https://www.rmit.edu.au/about/governance-and-management/policies/assessment-policy


Assessment Tasks

Summative assessments:

Assessment Task 1 VU22650:   'Use Language Analysis Skills to review spoken and written texts -GRAPHS'

In this assessment task you will learn  language associated with understanding data presented in graphs. You will use the knowledge you learn in class about grammar and metalanguage related to graphs to analyze and interpret a graph in spoken and written language. You must then analyse your written and spoken text.

 

Assessment Task 2 VU22650 : 'Use Language Analysis Skills to review a written letter'

In this assessment task you will write a letter and then use all the language and grammar learned in class to analyse and review your text.

Formative assessment may also be used.

Please note:Assessments tasks may include other courses (Units of competency) from the program.

All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the deadline.

 

Assessment Appeals, Reasonable Adjustment and Extensions 

Students can appeal assessment decisions using these forms:  

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/rights-and-responsibilities/appeals   

Students may be able to access reasonable adjustment such as an extension of time or a smaller group if appropriate. Students should contact the assessor at least one week prior to the assessment if they wish to be considered for reasonable adjustment.  

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/assessment-and-exams/assessment/adjustments-to-assessment  

www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension 


Assessment Matrix

Each assessment 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 successfully complete this unit you will need to demonstrate that you are competent in each element of the unit/subject as assessed in the assessment tasks. 


You are encouraged to discuss any problems or concerns with your teacher or student co-ordinator. 

Other Information

Attendance 

This course will be delivered using a blended approach; face to face classes and online, synchronous 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 may be asked to attend mid-semester and end of semester interviews with relevant teachers and the Program Coordinator. These 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: 

 

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 

 

Recognition of Prior Learning​/RCC/Credit Transfer

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) and/or Credit Transfer may be available depending on your previous work and life experiences, formal, informal or non formal learning, completed accredited qualification/s ​or completed units. Please discuss this with the Program Coordinator.

https://www.rmit.edu.au/students/student-essentials/enrolment/apply-for-credit

 

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