LANG112 – Level 1 Reading

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Module code
LANG112
Module title
Level 1 Reading
Prescription
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.
Programmes
  • EL1501
NZQA Level
Level 1
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
100
Self directed hours
50
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
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.
Content
Range
• high frequency words and words with common spelling patterns in everyday texts
• punctuation and capitalisation used in simple and compound sentences.

Register
• simple expressions conveying different levels of formality.

Text structure
• 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.

Grammar

A list of grammar and language functions can be found in the Overview of Content for the Writing module.

Topics
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).