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NSW Syllabuses

English as an Additional Language or Dialect EAL/D - Year 11 - Objective A Outcome 1B


A student:

  • EAL11-1B

    communicates information, ideas and opinions in familiar personal, social and academic contexts

  • Content

  • Students:
  • Engage personally with texts
  • make links between verbal and nonverbal elements of texts and interactions cct
  • examine the differences between spoken and written communication
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • develop and use language for making connections, posing questions, affirming, challenging, speculating and generalising cc
  • experiment with register and tone to create rapport (ACEEA032) cct
  • Respond to and compose texts
  • initiate, sustain and conclude interactions in a range of contexts (ACEEA028) we
  • recognise and use intelligible pronunciation, stress, rhythm and intonation at word, phrase and sentence level (ACEEA029) we

The course objectives express the knowledge, skills and understandings that are demonstrated through the outcomes and content. These are applied within the context of the modules.

ESL Scales

The level on the ESL scales needed to achieve this English syllabus outcome is Oral Interaction level 7.

An EAL/D student at this stage of schooling may be assessed at a range of levels on the ESL scales Writing and Reading and Responding strands from Beginning level 1 to level 7 and Oral Interaction strand from level 1 to level 8. Teachers plan a learning pathway for EAL/D students using the ESL scales outcomes and pointers. Teachers assess EAL/D students' current level of English on the ESL scales, then plan teaching and learning activities to scaffold learning for students working towards the achievement of English syllabus outcomes.

For EAL/D students to achieve this English syllabus outcome, the teaching focus and pathway of learning will be mainly within the Communication ESL scales strand organiser. See ESL scales outcomes for Oral Interaction: 6.1, 6.2, 7.1, 7.2, 7.3, 7.4.