Course Title: Use the internet and email to develop language

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4244

Course Title: Use the internet and email to develop language

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 50.0

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




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


360T Education


Term1 2012

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit is part of a program that focuses solely on the preparation for the OET for Health professionals.

This unit aims to develop computer skills of learners who are speakers of languages other than English to develop language skills. The unit aims to provide an introduction to language learning through computers. It provides the knowledge and skills to access a range of language learning options online and to compose and respond to simple email messages.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

This unit must be co-delivered and assessed with at least one of the language (Listening and Speaking or Reading and Writing) units from the Certificates in ESL.

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU555 Use the internet and email to develop language


1. Locate information for a range of purposes on the internet.

2. Complete online language learning activities

3. Communicate using simple email messages

Learning Outcomes

The unit provides you with the skills and knowledge necessary to access and use the internet and email for language learning. It also develops skills and knowledge in language used to describe computer functions related to internet and email which can be applied in a range of contexts. The unit provides foundation skills for development of language and computing for further study, employment and community participation which will be assessed at ACSF level 4.

Overview of Assessment

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.

Assessments may include:

  • research reports
  • direct observation of classroom based practical activities
  • on line language learning activities
  • composition and sending of emails

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.

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.

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