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NSW Syllabuses

English as an Additional Language or Dialect EAL/D - Year 12 - Objective C Outcome 5


A student:

  • EAL12-5

    thinks imaginatively, creatively, interpretively and critically to respond to, represent and evaluate complex ideas, information and arguments in a wide range of texts

  • Content

  • Students:
  • Engage personally with texts
  • critically analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of texts in a range of modes and media cct
  • examine how narrative point(s) of view are used to convey ideas, attitudes and values in literary texts and how arguments are presented in nonfiction texts (ACEEA063) ahcdd
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • distinguish between and evaluate facts and opinions presented in texts (ACEEA062) ccteu
  • describe and explain the effects of forms and conventions of texts used in personal, social, historical, cultural and workplace contexts cctiuwe
  • Understand and apply knowledge of language forms and features
  • recognise and use nuances of vocabulary and expression in different contexts pscwe
  • analyse and use the relationships between words, images and compositional aspects of texts in different modes and media (ACEEA070)
  • assess the effects of rhetorical devices, for example emphasis, emotive language and imagery, in the construction of argument (ACEEN025) secctpsccc
  • Respond to and compose texts
  • compose extended discussions and arguments supported by textual evidence
  • synthesise the information and ideas gathered from a range of texts to present perspectives in analytical, expressive and imaginative ways ictnpscwe

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.