Course Title: Intermediate learning strategies

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: GEDU5479

Course Title: Intermediate learning strategies

School: 360T Education

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C3211 - Certificate III in Spoken and Written English

Course Contact : Jennifer Chamberlain

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9476

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This module covers the strategies required to be an effective language learner. it includes negotiating and preparing a learning plan, contributing to the formal learning environment and demonstrating the capacity to work independently. 

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

CSWEIIIA Intermediate learning strategies


Deliver a short spoken presentation

Performance Criteria:

1.1 identify and prioritise long-term and short-term goals

1.2 Identify current and potential barriers to learning, eg. family commitments, physical or emotional constraints, cultural difference in learning processes

1.3 Identify strategies to overcome barriers and to achieve goals, eg additional training effective time management, understanding vocational culture

1.4 Identify gaps between current skills and future goals

1.5 Discuss and document learning/training plan which takes into account goals, barriers and strategies to support learning

1.6 Review, negotiate and re-establish learning/training plan


Demonstrate understanding of a spoken information text/oral presentation/media interview

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Contribute to a range of learning activities eg computer-assisted learning, student presentation, project work

2.1 Identify preferred leanring styles, eg audio, visual

2.3 Collect and organise class and other learning resources, eg portfolio

2.4 Participate in assessment tasks and seek feedback on performance

Demonstrate capacity for independent learning

3.1 Take responsibility for organising study, both in and out of formal learning environments

3.2 Develop a range of learning to learn strategies. eg build a portfolio, personal dictionary, predict content before listenening

3.3 Accept mistakes and take risks

3.4 Transfer skills and knowledge learned in the formal learning environment to authentic contexts, eg listening to the news

3.5 Locate, use and assess resources outside the formal learning environment to enhance learning, eg access Internet sites and library databases, join social clubs

Learning Outcomes

The outcomes described in this unit relate to:
Performance criteria of 3 learning outcomes
The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors 1+-2

Details of Learning Activities

Evidence may be gatthered by

  • Verbal and or/written questioning
  • checklists
  • Teacher observation

Teaching Schedule

This is a 20 week program:
Program Dates: 30 January -28 June 2012
Term break: Fri 30 March -Fri 13 April, 2012

Public holidays: Mon 12 March (Labour Day), Fri 6 April (Good Friday)Wed 25 April (ANZAC DAY) Mon 11 June 2012 (Queen’s Birthday)
Your program is made up of:
• Orientation
• Learning activities
• Guest speakers
• Excursions

All students will be inducted. The induction includes
AMEP handbook outlining student rights and responsibilities, grievance procedure and services information about student services, rights and responsibilities is contained in student diary.
Orientation to RMIT Libraries (library tour & on line catalogue introduction) and campus facilities

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources


There are no set texts in this course learning materials are provided by the teachers
but it is recommended that you bring
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
Writing materials

Overview of Assessment

This course is part of a full-time integrated program. Learner performance is assessed against specific criteria that describe a standard of performance. the criteria allows the learner to participate actively in the assessment process. The learner is given as many opportunities as practicable to achieve each outcome.
Learner is clearly informed that assessment is taking place and feedback on performance is given for each assessment.
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 ( 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:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc

Assessment Tasks

Assessments may be gathered by

  • Verbal and or/written questioning
  • checklists
  • Teacher observation

Assessment Matrix

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