Course Title: Take notes from complex aural texts for further study
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2012
Course Code: GEDU5904
Course Title: Take notes from complex aural texts for further study
School: 360T Education
Campus: City Campus
Program: C4245 - Certificate IV in ESL (Further Study)
Course Contact : Baia Tsakouridou
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488
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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 of competency describes listening and notetaking performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by adult learners with language background other than English. The focus of this unit is on advanced listening skills in English to participate in further study contexts, focusing on taking notes from complex and extended aural texts. This unit is delivered as part of an integrated academic preparation program.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VPAU517 Take notes from complex aural texts for further study
1. Analyse the features of a range of aural texts
1.1 Analyse and identify the requirements of the study task
2. Take notes from sustained/complex aural texts in a study context
2.1 Confirm purpose of note-taking in relation to the study task
3. Use notes for a study task
3.1 Confirm requirements of the study task
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+
- the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) http://www.deewr.gov.au/SKILLS/PROGRAMS/LITANDNUM/ACSF/Pages/default.aspx They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of Reading and Writing competence at Level 4
Details of Learning Activities
This unit is part of Certificate IV 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.
This unit in part covers the listening and writing macro skills addressed in the certificate.
Examples of how you will practice and study the units:
• listen to a range of audio and film and documentary texts
• listen and take notes from guest speaker presentations
• take notes from a range of complex texts
• become familiar with academic discourse
The revision of important grammatical structures will be incorporated into each activity.
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.
Your program is made up of:
• Learning activities
• Mid semester review
• Guest speakers
• Exit review
All students will be inducted. The induction includes:
• Program Guide & Student Diary
• Student Rights and Responsibilities
• Explore RMIT ( an orientation to the university and its services)
• Orientation to RMIT Libraries (library tour & on line catalogue introduction)
• RMIT Online Systems Information Session
Library Orientation & an RMIT Online Systems Information Session will be scheduled during the first two weeks of your program. Information about student services, rights and responsibilities is contained in your student diary.
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
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;
- analysing a range of audio/AV texts
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
- Demonstrate critical understanding of extended oral presentations
- Take notes from audio visual texts
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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