Course Title: Post-beginner learning strategies

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2009

Course Code: GEDU5502

Course Title: Post-beginner learning strategies

School: 360T Education

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C2166 - Certificate II in Spoken and Written English

Course Contact : Linda Finger

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99259469

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Barbara Riches - Program Co-ordinator                                               99259494

Linda Finger - Teacher:      Tuesday and Thursday                             99259469

Alex Vista - Teacher:            Monday and Wednesday                          99259469

Morena Negro - Administration Officer :  Wednesday and Fridays  99259481

Nominal Hours: 40

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

There are no pre-requisites for this module.

Course Description

This module covers the strategies required to be an effective language learner. It includes preparing and documenting a learning plan,effective participation in formal learning environments and strategies for independent learning.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CSWEIIA Post-beginner learning strategies

Learning Outcomes

A1  Develop a learning/training plan.

A2  Participate in and contribute to the formal learning enviroment

A3   Develop independent learning skills.

Details of Learning Activities

• Classroom delivery includes a mixture of whole class, group work, and individual activities. Wherever appropriate, staff will use interactive computer programs, role-plays, and simulated and real life practical activities.
• library skills
• excursions
• Listening activities may use a variety of live, audio and audiovisual sources to allow exposure to a range of spoken English.

Teaching Schedule

See hard copy distributed in class

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

There are no set texts in this course.
Any texts used will be supplied by RMIT University.
Students to select and supply a dictionary most appropriate to meet their needs.


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessment is conducted on an ongoing basis throughout the course.

Depending on the purpose of the assessment task, the following types of assessment and methods of gathering evidence may be used:

  •  collection of learner documents
  • collection of work samples
  • verbal and/or written questioning
  • teacher observation of satisfactory performance
  • observed role play
  • presentations
  • projects
  • checklists of learner p[erformance
  • discussions
  • student self-assessment
  • portfolios

Assessment Tasks

Learners prepare a learning/training plan. It may include learning goals, life goals and strategies for achieving those goals.

Assessment Matrix

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