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NSW Syllabuses

English as an Additional Language or Dialect EAL/D - Year 11 - Objective D Outcome 7


A student:

  • EAL11-7

    understands and assesses the diverse ways texts can represent personal and public worlds

  • Content

  • Students:
  • Engage personally with texts
  • relate responses to aspects of human experience eudd
  • discuss and reflect on wider issues arising from their engagement with texts ahccctpsc
  • make connections between life experience and imagined experience psc
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • analyse how ideas, attitudes and voices are represented (ACEEN029) ahcasedd
  • analyse and assess the impact of language and structural choices on shaping own and others’ perspectives (ACEEN028) iupscdd
  • analyse how point of view shapes audience response (ACEEA044) cctiupsc
  • understand the roles that questioning for clarification, register and modality play in making meaning
  • Respond to and compose texts
  • transform personal experiences into creative and imaginative texts cct
  • experiment with ways of creating voice and point of view in texts for particular purposes, and assess their effectiveness psc

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 Language and cultural understanding ESL scales strand organiser. See ESL scales outcomes for Oral Interaction: 5.2, 6.2, 7.2, 8.2; Reading and Responding: 4.6, 5.6, 6.6, 7.6; Writing: 4.10, 5.10, 6.10, 7.10.