EAL & English (as a first language)
This course will help VCE students studying EAL and English to achieve their highest potential. It directly addresses the course material and focuses on areas where students are struggling.
The course covers the required text material and provides a synopsis for each text including: historical relevance; character analysis; plot summary; key themes; useful quotes; language explanation and more. Students will have the opportunity to talk about their ideas and shown how to present these ideas according to the structure and expectations of their chosen form.
Through this course, students will also gain confidence in analysing persuasive language, and through practical experience develop the skills to understand how a writer deliberately positions their audience. Students will be able to emulate this in their own persuasive pieces and also learn how to write an analytical essay about persuasive language.
This course will ensure that students have the grammatical capability to confidently perform both verbally and in writing to achieve to the best of their ability.
VCE students studying English language will have direct access to materials explaining the elements of the English Language required for analysis. These include phonetic, morphemic, lexicon, grammatical and discourse analysis. Students will also have access to an ever-increasing bank of resources covering key themes such as language in politics; gender in language; slang and taboo language; Australian English and so on…
This course also teaches students how to write an essay in response to the quote, and provides practical experience to develop these skills and useful examples that will increase the student’s individual knowledge bank.