Level 4 (Employment) - Reading
This module aims to develop reading skills to meet employment needs of students at a CEFR mid B2 level. They will develop skills in reading and effectively using a range of work-related texts independently, with increasing speed, and vocabulary range.
- Learning Outcomes
- Read and process information in English for employment purposes, including locating and processing specific information from texts.
Demonstrate understanding of moderately complex, work-related texts on both concrete and abstract topics, including contemporary issues, which express viewpoints.
Demonstrate understanding of a range of texts in different styles and purposes with a large degree of independence.
- a broad range of vocabulary including idioms
- texts which contain a broad range of grammatical structures.
- the features of register in texts including those conveying emotion or dispute.
- detail of how purpose achieved in a range of texts including those containing images, graphical and tabular data
- a broad range of discourse markers including those expressing addition, cause and effect, contrast, sequence and time.
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 all assessment tasks.
- Learning and Teaching Resource
- An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the course. This will be updated annually.