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NSW Syllabuses

English as an Additional Language or Dialect EAL/D - Year 11 - Objective B Outcome 4


A student:

  • EAL11-4

    applies knowledge, skills and understanding of literary devices, language concepts and mechanics into new and different contexts

  • Content

  • Students:
  • Engage personally with texts
  • identify and describe language forms, structures and features of a range of simple and more complex texts for example literary, expository, instructional and transactional texts (ACEEA007)
  • transfer knowledge of familiar language forms, conventions and literary devices to unfamiliar texts and contexts cct
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • describe how the selection of text structures and language features can influence an audience (ACEEA041)
  • transform and adapt texts for different purposes, audiences and contexts (ACEEN050) cct
  • Respond to and compose texts
  • use various language forms, structures and features of particular texts to shape meaning
  • select appropriate structure and content to communicate ideas and opinions for different purposes, audiences and contexts (ACEEA021) ictncc
  • transform personal experience into imaginative texts for particular contexts and audiences

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 levels on the ESL scales needed to achieve this English syllabus outcome are Writing level 7, Reading and Responding level 7 and Oral Interaction level 8.

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 and Language and cultural understanding ESL scales strand organisers. See ESL scales outcomes for Oral Interaction: 5.1, 6.1, 7.1, 8.1; Reading and Responding: 4.5, 4.6, 5.5, 5.6, 6.5, 6.6, 7.5, 7.6; Writing: 4.9, 4.10, 5.9, 5.10, 6.9, 6.10, 7.9, 7.10.