LANG304 – Level 3 (General) Reading

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Module code
LANG304
Module title
Level 3 (General) Reading
Prescription
This module aims to develop reading skills required to understand written texts at a CEFR high B1 level. It will enable students to understand moderately complex written texts on reasonably familiar topics and subjects relating to his or her field of interest.
Programmes
  • EL1503
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate understanding of main points, specific information and purpose of descriptions, feature articles, reports, instructions and/or narrations.
Interpret and use information in charts, diagrams, tables, graphs, and/or website menus.
Access, locate, and compare pieces of information online.
Content
Range
-a range of vocabulary relating to work, leisure and study
-longer texts which contain some complex structures.
Register
-a range of features which indicate the purpose of a text.

Text structure
-text purpose through layout conventions, signs and symbols
-organisational features of texts to locate information
-organisational, lexical and grammatical features of texts
-meaning through discourse markers including sequence markers.

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/EnLangCer/WrittenExamsIESOL/AssessmentGuide/Documents/IESOLqualificationhandbookOct2009v02.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.

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