Course Title: Read and write complex texts for study purposes

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4399 Certificate IV in EAL (Further Study)

Course Title: Read and write complex texts for study purposes

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 120

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

GEDU6184

City Campus

TAFE

360T Education

Face-to-Face

Term1 2019,
Term2 2019

GEDU6184

City Campus

TAFE

375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

GEDU6184

City Campus

TAFE

535T Social Care and Health

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2022

Course Contact: Melanie Reynolds

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4059

Course Contact Email: melanie.reynolds@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit of competency describes reading and writing performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by adult learners with language backgrounds other than English for further study purposes. In this unit you will be focusing on analysing a wide range of complex texts as models for own writing and creating a wide range of complex texts for further study purposes.

This unit is part of a full time integrated academic preparation program. It aims to provide you with the cultural understanding, advanced English language and study skills to participate in further study contexts.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU22648 Read and write complex texts for study purposes

Elements:

1. Read and analyse a range of complex texts for study purposes

2. Take notes from a range of complex written texts for study purposes

3. Produce an extended written text for study purposes

4. Reference resources used in research based text according to specified referencing conventions

5. Review own written texts


Learning Outcomes

The outcomes described in this unit relate to:
· The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors for Speaking and Listening. They contribute directly to the achievement of Reading 3/3+ and Writing 3/3+
and
· the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Reading and Writing indicators of 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 quizzes, notetaking, summaries and short answer responses, essays and research reports and groupwork. 


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester, in both oral and written form, 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 Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more. 


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