Course Title: Intermediate reading skills for news and current affairs

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3211

Course Title: Intermediate reading skills for news and current affairs

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


360T Education


Term1 2012,
Term2 2012

Course Contact: Jennifer Chamberlain

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9476

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Course Description

This module covers the reading skills required to locate and interpret media texts. It includes reading newspaper stories and interpreting visual texts which support these stories.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

CSWEIIII Intermediate reading skills for news and current affairs


Demonstrate understanding of a news article

Interpret visual texts

Locate news and current affairs articles and in media publications

Learning Outcomes

The outcomes described in this unit relate to:
Performance criteria of 3 learning outcomes
The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors 1+-2

Overview of Assessment

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