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English as an additional language/dialect

    EAL/D: Foundation Unit 1 (F1ELD)

    MOVING BETWEEN CULTURES
    Suggested entry level: EAL/D Progress Map levels 1-3.

    This EAL/D Foundation unit is paired with Foundation Unit 2 EAL/D. The EAL/D Foundation course is designed for students who speak another language or dialect as their first or ‘home’ language and who have not demonstrated the literacy standard in the OLNA. This pair of units prepares students for employment or training.

    This unit is about moving between your culture and Australian culture. You will use your existing language or dialect to develop your Standard Australian English and improve your ability to communicate effectively in everyday life situations in home, personal and social contexts.

    Unit Cost: $25

    EAL/D: Foundation Unit 2 (F2ELD)

    MOVING BETWEEN CULTURES
    Suggested entry level: EAL/D progress map levels 1-3.

    This EAL/D Foundation unit is paired with Foundation Unit 1 EAL/D. The EAL/D Foundation course is designed for students who speak another language or dialect as their first or ‘home’ language and who have not demonstrated the literacy standard in the OLNA. This pair of units prepares students for employment or training.

    This unit is about exploring differences in cultures. You will investigate texts related to personal recreational interests and special cultural events in the local environment and make comparisons of different cultural values and attitudes. You will also develop your ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations.

    Unit Cost: $25

    EAL/D: General Unit 1 (G1ELD)

    CROSS CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES
    Suggested entry level: EAL/D progress map levels 3-4.

    This unit is paired with General Unit 2 EAL/D. It requires you to respond to and create extended texts in familiar and unfamiliar situations. This pair of units prepares students for employment or training.

    General Unit 1 EAL/D focuses on responding to and creating extended texts in familiar contexts in SAE. Using knowledge and skills from your existing languages and cultures, you will continue to learn English in order to present yourself, build relationships with peers and others in the community, explore experiences with others, reflect on your role as a cross-cultural learner and investigate differences between your first cultures, languages and dialects and other Australian cultures.

    Unit Cost: $25

    EAL/D: General Unit 2 (G2ELD)

    LIFE EXPERIENCES
    Suggested entry level: EAL/D progress map levels 3-4.

    This unit is paired with General Unit 1 EAL/D. It requires you to use Standard Australian English to communicate in a range of contexts. This pair of units prepares students for employment or training.

    General Unit 2 EAL/D focuses on responding to and creating connected extended texts in personal, social, community and workplace contexts in SAE. Using knowledge and skills from your existing languages and cultures, you will consolidate your English language acquisition in order to share and reflect on your experiences of and participation in communities. You will study topics such as work and study, leisure and entertainment, self-image and conceptions of beauty and cultural variations in values and beliefs.

    Unit Cost: $25

    EAL/D: ATAR Unit 1 (A1ELD)

    WAYS OF LIFE
    Suggested entry level: EAL/D Progress Map Levels 5+

    This unit is combined with ATAR Unit 2 EAL/D. It requires you to analyse and work with complex language, concepts and texts. This pair of units prepares students for further study at university.

    Unit 1 focuses on investigating how language and culture are interrelated and expressed in a range of contexts. You will explore the relationship between these structures and features and the context, purpose and audience of texts. It will broaden your understanding of the sociocultural and sociolinguistic elements of English and develop skills for research and further academic study. The thematic focus for this unit is ways of life.

    Unit Cost: $90

    (Includes dictionary supplied by school
    a required text for the ATAR course).

    EAL/D: ATAR Unit 2 (A2ELD) WAYS OF LIFE

    Suggested entry level: EAL/D Progress Map Levels 5+

    This unit is combined with ATAR Unit 1 EAL/D. It requires you to evaluate perspectives and attitudes presented in texts, and create extended texts for a range of contexts. This pair of units prepares students for further study at university.
    Unit 2 focuses on consolidating your English language skills for effective communication in an expanding range of contexts. The use of cohesive text structures and language features is developed. The unit focuses on developing planning and editing skills to create extended oral, written and multimodal texts. Attitudes, values and culturally based assumptions within texts are identified, analysed and compared.

    Unit Cost: $25

    EAL/D: Foundation Units 3 & 4 (FTELD)

    Unit 3: LIFE SKILLS
    Unit 4: LIFE CHOICES
    Year 12 Suggested entry level: Satisfactory completion
    of EAL/D units F1/F2.

    Unit 3 & 4: These units will help you to consolidate and develop the language learning and skills from Units F1/F2 and will help prepare you for employment or training and life in general.

    Unit 3 focuses on life skills such as presenting yourself to and building relationships within the wider community and the workplace. You will practise speaking and writing about a range of familiar topics such as relationships, education and the workplace. You will read, view and listen to texts about these topics as well as the workplace and you will develop confidence writing longer sentences in a range of texts.

    Unit 4 focuses on making choices about your future for your education, employment, health and relationships You will continue to practise speaking and writing about the choices you are facing. You will read, view and listen to texts about these topics and you will develop confidence using a range of linking words in your writing and speaking.

    Unit Pair Cost: $50

    EAL/D: General Units 3 & 4 (GTELD)

    Unit 3: ATTITUDES, ISSUES, IDENTITY
    Unit 4: SOCIETY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
    Year 12 Suggested entry level: Minimum C grade in EAL/D units G1/G2.

    Unit 3 & 4: These units will help you to consolidate and develop the language learning and skills from Units G1/G2 and will help prepare you for employment or training.

    Unit 3 focuses on the attitudes, issues and identities that make up society. You will gain the confidence to create texts for different purposes including social, educational and vocational. You will use your own knowledge and also research how language and culture are linked and how different language is used in different places.You will develop reading and viewing and listening skills to investigate issues and then write and speak about these.
    Unit 4 focuses on identifying and discussing issues of interest to you and your community. You will use English to examine and discuss issues and identify how language can be used to analyse choices, influence attitudes and affect change.

    Unit Pair Cost: $50

    EAL/D: ATAR Units 3 & 4 (ATELD)

    Unit 3: AUSTRALIA AS A CULTURAL COMMUNITY
    Unit 4: LANGUAGE AND EMPOWERMENT
    Suggested entry level:
    Minimum C grade in EAL/D units A1 and A2.
    Unit 3 & 4: These units will help you to consolidate and develop the language learning and skills from Units A1/A2 and are ideal if you aim to go to university.

    Unit 3 investigates how culture influences the way people view the world. The focus for this unit is Australia as a cultural community. You will develop your ability to use English appropriate to audience and purpose and will apply analytical and problem-solving skills to investigations of commonality and difference. You will use Standard Australian English to explore how structures, patterns and audience expectations influence language and meaning and how that meaning is negotiated, not given, within and across cultures. Unit 4 focuses on language and empowerment. You will learn to use English to explore the relationship between the uses of language and the concept of the power of language. You will examine how language can also be used to privilege or marginalise social groups, ideologies, beliefs and values. Development of these understandings will enable you to choose to use language appropriately for audience and purpose, moving between language varieties and situations confidently.

    Unit Pair Cost: $115
    (Includes dictionary supplied by school).