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NSW Syllabuses

English as an Additional Language or Dialect EAL/D - Year 11 - Objective E Outcome 9

Outcome

A student:

  • EAL11-9

    reflects on, assesses and monitors own learning and develops individual and collaborative processes to become an independent learner

Content

  • Students:
  • Engage personally with texts
  • identify various ways they approach texts and articulate and monitor their own understanding cct
  • use strategies to reflect on and consolidate own learning from engagement with texts (ACEEA012) cctpsc
  • use ICT tools to support learning ict
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • assess their own strengths and needs as learners and apply strategies to ensure their ongoing improvement PSCWE
  • choose individual and collaborative processes appropriate for particular learning contexts pscwe
  • use a range of reference texts, for example bilingual dictionaries, to assist language learning and comprehension (ACEEA011)
  • implement strategies to assess and enhance clarity and fluency of expression pscwe
  • select and use metalanguage and textual forms to reflect on and monitor their own learning PSC
  • Respond to and compose texts
  • reflect on the strengths and weaknesses in their receptive skills as well as their personal communication style cctpscwe
  • create texts that reflect on their own learning, considering how processes can be adjusted to improve learning outcomes

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 Strategies ESL scales strand organiser. See ESL scales outcomes for Oral Interaction: 5.4, 6.4, 7.4, 8.4; Reading and Responding: 5.8, 6.8, 7.8; Writing: 4.12, 5.12, 6.12, 7.12.