Course Title: Use a range of critical reading and writing skills for further study

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4245

Course Title: Use a range of critical reading and writing skills for further study

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 40.0

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG5630

City Campus

TAFE

360T Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term2 2012,
Term2 2013

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488

Course Contact Email: baia.tsakouridou@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

This unit of competency describes speaking and listening performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by adult learners with language background other than English. The focus of this unit is on advanced listening and speaking skills in English to participate in further study contexts, focusing on responding to a
wide range of complex verbal instructions, interpreting and discussing ideas and opinions with others in informal contexts and negotiating a complex exchange.
This unit is delivered as part of an integrated academic preparation program.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

none



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU533 Use a range of critical reading and writing skills for further study

Elements:

1. Identify the topic and purpose of complex verbal instructions
or questions in a study context

2. Participate in a sustained informal interaction with a group
as needed

3. Identify the context, purpose and conventions for presenting a proposal or arguing a case


Learning Outcomes

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 3/3+ and Writing 3/3+ 

 and

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


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 notetaking, summaries,essays and research reports.

Feedback:

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