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NSW Syllabuses

English as an Additional Language or Dialect EAL/D - Year 12 - Objective B Outcome 3


A student:

  • EAL12-3

    identifies, selects and uses language forms, features and structures of texts appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts, and analyses and evaluates their effects on meaning

  • Content

  • Students:
  • Engage personally with texts
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • recognise and explain the influence of context on the selection of language and form to communicate meaning
  • identify and analyse techniques used in literature, film and the mass media to construct realities ccteu
  • use stylistic and grammatical choices for effect, for example complex lexical elements, modality in the past conditional and subject-specific language forms and features (ACEEA100) psc
  • explain and evaluate the effect of different literary and persuasive techniques for example rhetorical devices, figurative language and dramatic irony (ACEEA068, ACEEA069)
  • use language to influence audiences or to prioritise certain ideas or perspectives over others (ACEEA076) seeuccwe
  • use metalanguage to review and evaluate texts (ACEEA074)
  • Respond to and compose texts
  • consider and use elements of appraisal to convey attitudes and opinions and evaluate the effectiveness of texts (ACEEA097) cctpsc
  • explore and express ideas and values in texts composed for a range of purposes and audiences pscdd
  • compose extended texts that explain and justify the use and effects of particular forms and language choices
  • use the appropriate conventions of grammar, sentence structure and punctuation accurately

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 and Language structures and features ESL scales strand organisers. See ESL scales outcomes for Oral Interaction: 5.2, 6.2, 7.2, 8.2; Reading and Responding: 4.6, 5.6, 5.7, 6.6, 6.7, 7.6, 7.7; Writing: 4.10, 5.10, 5.11, 6.10, 6.11, 7.10, 7.11.