ESL (English as a Second Language) 1&2
Units 1&2 - ESL11
English is a compulsory study concentrating on the reading of set texts which include print, visual and oral materials. Students write for a variety of purposes and audiences in a variety of forms to achieve effective communication. Oral presentations enable students to interact positively, critically and confidently in familiar settings. In 2001 English students at Toorak College will study selected texts and compare issues from current Australian media texts. The supporting text, 'The English Book' is recommended as a support text for this course. Toorak College offers a modified course to ESL students, who are also required to study the support subject, ELE (English Language Extension).
Areas of Study
Reading and Texts
Craft of Writing
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|1.Reading and Study
On completion of this unit the student should be able to identify and discuss ideas, themes and issues in set texts , and to construct a personal response.
2.The Craft of Writing
On completion of this unit the student should be able to communicate effectively in writing, taking into account context, purpose and audience.
3 Effective Oral Communication
On completion of this unit the student should be able to explore ideas and issues orally, giving considered reasons for a point of view and listening actively to the views of others.
|1 Reading and Study
This area of study focuses on a variety of forms of responses to texts: oral as well as written, creative as well as analytical.
2. The Craft of Writing
This area of study focuses on the achievement of competence and confidence in writing for a range of purposes and audiences and in a variety of forms. Students are encouraged to examine the works of others and experiment with different written forms to increase precision, clarity, coherence and appropriateness.
3. Effective Oral Communication
This area of study focuses on enabling students to interact positively, critically and positively, critically and confidently with audiences in formal and informal settings, achieve a variety of purposes in speech, and develop an understanding of the power of oral communication.
The award of satisfactory completion for a unit is based on a decision that the student has demonstrated achievement of the set of outcomes specified for the unit. This assessment will be based on the teacher's assessment of the overall performance on assessment tasks designed for the unit. Assessment tasks are suitably modified for ESL, within the requirements of the course.
English is a compulsory study. In 2001, students will have some lectures related to specific areas of the course (e g selected texts) in the new Senior Student Centre.