Course details for EAL215114 English as an Additional Language or Dialect

TitleEnglish as an Additional Language or Dialect
Learning AreaEnglish
Available from01/01/2014
Available until31/12/2018
Size 15 credit points
Demonstrates TCE literacy standardNO
Demonstrates TCE numeracy standardNO
Demonstrates TCE ICT standardNO
English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EAL/D) Level 2 is designed for learners who need to consolidate and refine their Standard Australian English (SAE) language skills for effective communication in a range of contexts. Standard Australian English (SAE) is the variety of spoken and written English language in Australia used in more formal settings such as for official or public purposes, and recorded in dictionaries, style guides and grammars. While it is always dynamic and evolving, it is recognised as the 'common language' of Australians.

There is a focus on language learning and the explicit teaching of the structure, linguistic features and sociolinguistic and sociocultural aspects of Standard Australian English (SAE). Through close study of language and meaning, learners of EAL/D explore how learning in and through English language and literature influences their own and others' personal, social and cultural identities and thought processes. They develop skills that enable them to use different registers of spoken and written SAE so they can communicate effectively in a range of contexts and for a variety of purposes in order to become effective cross-cultural users of language and dialect.

EAL/D provides opportunities for learners to engage reflectively and critically with a broad range of spoken, written and multimodal texts (including literary and non-literary texts, for example academic, everyday and workplace texts.) Students learn to create (individually and collaboratively) increasingly complex texts for different purposes and audiences in different forms, modes and mediums.

Learners may be recent arrivals to Australia, refugees, or other learners for whom English is a second or additional language or dialect. Learners may need to develop their research skills and may intend on further academic study.

Supporting documents

EAL215114 - English as an Additional Language or Dialect - QA Set English as an Additional Language or Dialect
(Updated Apr 12, 2017)

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