Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English

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This is an entry level English language and literacy course for people with limited or no speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. The course also introduces beginning numeracy skills. Students can progress from this course into the Certificate I in Spoken and Written English.

General Course Information

Course Code91418NSW
FacultyVET Commerce and Industry
SectorVocational Education & Training - VET
AwardCourse
Apprenticeship availableNo
Year Offered2012 - Offered for continuing students only
Full Time Equivalent (FTE)1
Units RequiredTotal 8Core 8Elective 0
Nominal HoursMinimum 600Maximum 600
Last updateFriday, 17 August 2012 04:21 pm

Course Information Contact

Telephone1800 677 095
Fax(08) 8939 7334
Emailstudentoperations@batchelor.edu.au

Course's Descriptors


Course Objectives

This is an entry level English language and literacy course for people with limited or no speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. The course also introduces beginning numeracy skills. Students can progress from this course into the Certificate I in Spoken and Written English.

Admission Requirements

Prospective students should normally be able to meet Batchelor Institute’s general admission requirements. They will be asked to undertake an assessment of their English language, literacy and numeracy skills.

Course Structure

This course may be undertaken as full-time or part-time. The Course is 600 hours in duration and consists of eight compulsory units. Beginner level students requiring preparation prior to entering Certificate I in Spoken and Written English will be offered the Course in Preliminary Spoken and Written English.

Unit Summary

Unit CodeTitleHours
Core Units
CPSWEAFoundation learning strategies75
CPSWEBFoundation skills for recognition of alphabet and numbers75
CPSWECFoundation writing skills for alphabet and numbers75
CPSWEDFoundation reading skills for common visual symbols and signs75
CPSWEEFoundation numeracy skills75
CPSWEFFoundation reading and writing skills for giving personal information75
CPSWEGFoundation speaking skills for short exchanges75
CPSWEHFoundation reading skills for words and simple sentences75

Individual Unit's Descriptors


Core


Foundation learning strategies

Code - CPSWEA Contact Hours - 75
You will learn basic skills needed for studying in the formal learning environment.

Foundation skills for recognition of alphabet and numbers

Code - CPSWEB Contact Hours - 75
You will learn how to recognise, both aurally and visually, upper and lower case letters of the alphabet and numerals from 0–30.

Foundation writing skills for alphabet and numbers

Code - CPSWEC Contact Hours - 75
You will learn how to hold a pen/pencil in order to copy and write the alphabet, both in the upper and lower case, and numerals from 0–30.

Foundation reading skills for common visual symbols and signs

Code - CPSWED Contact Hours - 75
You will learn to recognise visual symbols and written text in common signs.

Foundation numeracy skills

Code - CPSWEE Contact Hours - 75
You will learn oral and reading skills for personally relevant numbers, time and money.

Foundation reading and writing skills for giving personal information

Code - CPSWEF Contact Hours - 75
You will learn how to read a basic form and to correctly copy or write personal details.

Foundation speaking skills for short exchanges

Code - CPSWEG Contact Hours - 75
You will learn basic speaking skills for giving personal information, basic transactional exchanges and simple social exchanges.

Foundation reading skills for words and simple sentences

Code - CPSWEH Contact Hours - 75
You will learn how to read and understand highly familiar words and simple sentences.
Course Authorisation
Last updateFriday, 17 August 2012 04:21 pm
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Review DateThursday, 30 August 2012 03:48 am