Course Title: Read and write straightforward descriptive and narrative texts

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C3311

Course Title: Read and write straightforward descriptive and narrative texts

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 80.0

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


360T Education


Term1 2014,
Term1 2015

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou / Bloss Robertson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254488

Course Contact Email: /

Course Description

This unit covers reading and writing skills and knowledge required by adult learners with language background other than English. The focus of this unit is on reading and writing straightforward digital and/or print descriptive and narrative texts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21469 Read and write straightforward descriptive and narrative texts


1 Read a straightforward descriptive text

2 Write a straightforward descriptive text

3 Read a range of straightforward narrative texts

4 Write a straightforward narrative text

Learning Outcomes


Students will develop English reading and writing skills in a range of formal and informal situations. Areas such as culture, social interaction and vocational or study-related fields will be explored.

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+ and Writing 2+
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

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.

Students will be assessed orally and  through a portfolio of comprehension exercises, essays, notetaking and research.


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.

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