Course Title: Use the internet and email to develop language
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: COSC5971
Course Title: Use the internet and email to develop language
School: 360T Education
Campus: City Campus
Program: C3233 - Certificate III in ESL (Further Study)
Course Contact : Baia Tsakouridou
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254488
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Angela Borrelli email@example.com
Karen Gao firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominal Hours: 50
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
This unit is taught as part of an integrated program. It aims to develop computer skills of learners who are speakers of languages other than English to develop language skills.
The unit aims to provide an introduction to language learning through computers. It provides the knowledge and skills to access a
range of language learning options online and to compose and respond to simple email messages.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VPAU555 Use the internet and email to develop language
1. Locate information for a range of purposes on the internet.
1.1 Identify the types of information available on the internet a range of purposes on the internet
1.2 Open internet program and use navigational skills and tools
2. Complete online language learning activities.
2.1 Locate and launch the internet program language learning activities
2.2 Navigate the internet to locate and select an online learning
3. Communicate using simple email messages.
3.1 Open an email program
Successful completion of this unit will provide knowledge of:
• terminology related to computer hardware
• terminology related to computer functions including verbal instructions
• terminology related to computer email programs and functions
• spoken and written language related to accessing internet programs
Details of Learning Activities
This unit is part of Certificate III in ESL (Further Study) which is an integrated program. This means that you will study this unit with several other units 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. This is a very important part of your program and we ask that you do 4-5 hours on your non attendance day and at least 1 hour each evening to cover all the units in the program. An outline of your Directed Study is published each week in the Weekly Program Delivery Plan.
• work in pairs and in small groups
• give a formal oral presentation
• take part in formal and informal discussions
his unit covers in part the reading and writing macro skills addressed in the whole certificate.
In a variety of writing activities, you will improve your sentence structure and learn how to use different writing styles. This will include formal letters, course applications, essays, and short reports. You will:
• do a research project
• write formal letters
• take notes from a range of complex texts
• develop a writing folio which includes extended written texts
• learn to locate and record references used
• reflect on issues and your own learning
• learn about research and report writing
• 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.
USING THE INTERNET
use the internet to locat information and complete online language learning activities
Program Dates: Mon 25 June – Fri 30 November 2012
Term Break: Mon 24 September – Sun 7 October 2012
Public holidays: Tue 6 November (Melbourne Cup Day)
Teaching Schedule: This course will be delivered weekly. The times will be outlined in the program delivery plans which are updated each week.
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)
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Carlton Library very cheaply)
• USB (Memory stick)
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 :
- research texts based on internet websites
- emails using converstions of emails
- complete English language online learning tasks
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 coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc
• Project oral presentation using internet
• Group oral presentation using internet
• Demonstrate critical understanding of extended oral presentations
Formative assessments: ongoing observations, summaries and review of student work
Assessments tasks will include other courses (Units of competency) from the program.
All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the deadline. If an extension is required you must ask your teacher for one before the due date.
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. You are encouraged to discuss any problems or concerns with your teacher or student co-ordinator. An assessment matrix will be available on myRMIT
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