LANG112 – Level 1 Reading
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Level 1 Reading
This module aims to develop reading skills necessary to meet basic needs of students at a CEFR A2 level. This will enable students to understand short, simple texts on familiar matters which consist of high frequency everyday or job-related language, including a proportion of shared international vocabulary items.
- Directed hours
- Self directed hours
- Total learning hours
- Learning Outcomes
- Understand short simple texts, such as narratives, descriptions, straightforward instructions, directions and/or explanations on familiar and work-related topics.
Understand the main ideas and gist of simple personal letters and short news articles describing events which use high-frequency language.
Locate specific, predictable information in everyday short texts on familiar matters for example, from signs, notices, forms, tables and/or schedules.
• high frequency words and words with common spelling patterns in everyday texts
• punctuation and capitalisation used in simple and compound sentences.
• simple expressions conveying different levels of formality.
• the organisational, lexical and grammatical features of short simple texts
• a very limited range of cohesive devices
• the different purposes of short straightforward texts through layout conventions, common signs, symbols and cultural conventions.
A list of grammar and language functions can be found in the Overview of Content for the Writing module.
A list of possible topics is included in the syllabus document and can be found at http://www.cityandguilds.gr/el/En_Lang_Cer/Written_Exams_IESOL/AssessmentGuide/Documents/IESOL_qualification_handbook_Oct2009_v02.pdf
- Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Key approaches to instruction include selection of authentic and semi-authentic language models; clear contextualisation and effective presentation of new language; varied interaction – individual, pair, group, whole-class activities; information-gap activities; task-based activities; integration of skills; focus on accuracy and fluency; effective treatment of errors; valid and reliable assessment; integration of current technologies
- Assessment Criteria
- The portfolio is comprised of multiple assessment tasks, not tests alone. To pass this module, students must attempt and pass all assessment tasks. Assessment must be in a supportive environment (see NZQA guidelines).