LANG462 – Level 4 (Employment) - Reading

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Module code
LANG462
Module title
Level 4 (Employment) - Reading
Prescription
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.
Programmes
  • EL1804
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
90
Self directed hours
60
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
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.
Content
Range
- a broad range of vocabulary including idioms
- texts which contain a broad range of grammatical structures.
Register
- the features of register in texts including those conveying emotion or dispute.

Text structure
- 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.

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
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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.