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NSW Syllabuses

English as an Additional Language or Dialect EAL/D - Year 12 - Objective E Outcome 9


A student:

  • EAL12-9

    reflects on, assesses and monitors own learning and refines individual and collaborative processes as an independent learner

  • Content

  • Students:
  • Engage personally with texts
  • assess the effectiveness of their various learning strategies and approaches to texts pscwe
  • evaluate and articulate their own learning in English and of English psc
  • Develop and apply contextual knowledge
  • compare their learning processes in the English language with their learning processes in other languages cctpsc
  • assess individual and collaborative processes appropriate for particular learning contexts cctpscwe
  • refine the clarity and fluency of their compositions to reflect increasing complexity of thought and expression cctpscwe
  • use a range of metalanguage and textual forms to monitor and evaluate their own learning cctpsc
  • use a range of reference texts (including bilingual dictionaries) to assist interpretation and explanation of ideas (ACEEA040)
  • Respond to and compose texts
  • assess and engage with the strengths and weaknesses in their personal writing and learning styles psccctwe
  • edit their work to correct errors and ensure that text structure and written expression are consistent and appropriate psccctwe
  • use strategies for planning, rehearsing, editing and refining, including monitoring and correcting spelling, grammar and punctuation, and the use of dictionaries and thesauruses (ACEEA081)

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.