Relationship to competency standards

Unit Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to provide support to students who have English as a second language (ESL).

The unit begins by discussing how to facilitate communication between the student, the school and the parent/carer/guardian. Particular attention is paid towards identifying communication barriers.

The unit then discusses how to implement an English as a Second Language (ESL) support program. Attention is paid to the different roles and responsibilities of; the education support worker, the teacher and any support service personnel.

The unit concludes with an investigation and discussion of the factors affecting language acquisition. During this discussion the importance of identifying and dealing with cultural issues in a sensitive and appropriate manner is explained.

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face:

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.