Develop English language skills of adult learners

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver TAELLN703A, 'Develop English language skills of adult learners'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Analyse English language skills required in the delivery context

1.1. Identify and analyse English language skills required by learners

1.2. Establish profile of the language skills of learner group

1.3. Analyse English language skills of learner group

2. Select teaching approaches

2.1. Review strategies to address barriers and impediments to language development

2.2. Examine English language teaching approaches

2.3. Determine applicability of teaching approaches for specific learners

3. Select range of learning resources to develop English language skills

3.1. Identify and review realia / authentic materials

3.2. Review learning resources from traditional and new and emerging technologies

3.3. Evaluate ICT and e-learning resources that link appropriately to language learning outcomes and promote learner engagement

3.4. Contextualise identified resources

3.5. Select and use appropriate resources, drawing on knowledge of English language and knowledge of learner needs and goals

4. Apply and evaluate activities to develop learners' English language skills

4.1. Create an environment conducive to language learning using interpersonal skills

4.2. Apply adult learning principles to teaching English language skills

4.3. Apply strategies to develop English language speaking and listening skills

4.4. Apply strategies to develop reading and writing skills in English

4.5. Develop activities that integrate listening, speaking, reading and writing skills appropriate to purposes, contexts and learners' level of English language skills

4.6. Use formal and informal monitoring to evaluate effectiveness of teaching strategies

Qualifications and Skillsets

TAELLN703A appears in the following qualifications:

  • TAE80110 - Vocational Graduate Diploma of Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Leadership
  • TAE70110 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Adult Language, Literacy and Numeracy Practice