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NSW Syllabuses

English Life Skills Stage 6 - Life Skills - Objective A Outcome 1


A student:

  • ENLS6-1

    communicates in a range of everyday contexts for familiar audiences and purposes

Related Stage 6 outcomes ES11-1 , ES12-1, EN11-1 , EN12-1


  • Students:
  • Engage personally with texts
  • respond to a range of preferred objects or images psc
  • recognise that photographs, pictures or symbols can be used to communicate ict
  • demonstrate appropriate behaviours, for example looking at a speaker, nodding to show understanding   psc
  • communicate basic needs and wants psc
  • communicate choices and preferences psc
  • communicate personal information in everyday situations, for example when completing application forms, when requesting services, providing their name to a teacher psc
  • engage in simple interactions with familiar people psc
  • recognise different responses from others, for example preferences for a class activity, responses to a post on social media
  • recognise a range of auditory cues in familiar contexts, for example school bell, sounds indicating an announcement on a train platform, message alert and ringtone on telephone
  • greet and farewell known and unknown people in an appropriate manner cc
  • recognise that body language and facial expression can indicate emotion psc
  • use non-verbal indicators appropriately when communicating, for example nodding, turning away, gesturing psc
  • express emotions and feelings in age-appropriate and socially appropriate ways psc
  • participate appropriately in social situations, for example meals, school social events, group celebrations psc
  • participate appropriately in academic and workplace contexts, for example class discussions, school assemblies, meetings in the workplace pscwe
  • use appropriate language and/or body language to express requests, for example use ‘please’ and question forms, put hand up in class when seeking assistance, point or put hand out psccc
  • give directions and instructions using appropriate vocabulary, tone, volume, manner and gestures
  • give attention to another person, object or event in everyday situations, for example make eye contact with others, look at an object in response to sound or to communicate choice, use facial expressions psc
  • respond to auditory and/or visual cues and signals, for example gestures, signs or spoken language
  • follow simple verbal directions, for example enter the classroom, turn on a digital device
  • communicate in response to initiation from others
  • follow one or two-step instructions or requests
  • communicate to seek assistance or request services in a range of everyday situations psc
  • respond to and ask questions in familiar and unfamiliar contexts
  • use a telephone to communicate with familiar and unfamiliar people ict
  • convey and relay messages in a range of contexts
  • initiate social interactions with familiar and unfamiliar people in appropriate ways, for example introduce themselves to others, greet friends, organise to meet with a friend, use social media psc
  • engage in sustained communication in everyday situations, for example ask questions and comment in a conversation psc
  • initiate, sustain and conclude interactions in familiar and unfamiliar contexts psc
  • respond to the views of others dd
  • recount stories, personal experiences and jokes
  • engage in class discussions about a topic or text we
  • use visual, multimodal or digital texts to communicate for familiar audiences and purposes ict

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.