English & English as an Additional Language (EAL) Page Content Accreditation period The accreditation period for Units 1 and 2 will expire on 31 December 2015. The accreditation period for Units 3 and 4 will expire on 31 December 2016. Curriculum Study Design (pdf - 1.26mb) (Updated January 2013)Details on areas of study, outcomes and assessment for English/ESL Study Design ErrataAs published in the VCAA Bulletin (Updated July 2007).2015 English/EAL Text List (pdf - 128.28kb) The approved English/EAL Text List for study in 2015VCAA Principles, guidelines and procedures for prescribed VCE text lists (pdf - 223.52kb)2016 English/EAL Text List The approved English/EAL Text List for study in 2016Study Summary (doc - 66.5kb) (Updated January 2013)A summary of the reaccredited VCE English/ESL Study Design.
What I Learned From Susan Burton, a Modern-Day Harriet Tubman There once lived a woman with deep brown skin and black hair who freed people from bondage and ushered them to safety. She welcomed them to safe homes and offered food, shelter, and help reuniting with family and loved ones. She met them wherever they could be found and organized countless others to provide support and aid in various forms so they would not be recaptured and sent back to captivity. This courageous soul knew well the fear and desperation of each one who came to her, seeing in their eyes all the pain she felt years ago when she had been abused and shackled and finally began her own journey to freedom. Cliche Finder Have you been searching for just the right cliché to use? Are you searching for a cliché using the word "cat" or "day" but haven't been able to come up with one? Just enter any words in the form below, and this search engine will return any clichés which use that phrase... Over 3,300 clichés indexed! What exactly is a cliche?See my definition Do you know of any clichés not listed here?
iLearn Mandarin: Sounding like a native (or trying anyway) Winter break seems to be filled with tons of mini challenges that have been keeping me quite busy. In addition to working on a translation challenge (new post on Friday hopefully), and a news reading challenge (15 articles in the bag so far!), I'm starting a parroting exercise in the hopes of bringing my Chinese pronunciation, speed, and general delivery even closer to a native level.The idea has actually be festering in my mind every since I saw a video on Youtube talking about 蔣勳's book 《漢字書法之美》. The first viewing blew me away. It wasn't really about the content (although I will be buying his book), but also the way he simply spoke Chinese.
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Angela Merkel says Germany can no longer rely on Donald Trump's America: 'We ... Angela Merkel has suggested Germany and Europe can no longer rely on the US under Donald Trump. Speaking at a campaign event held in a Bavarian beer tent, the German Chancellor emphasised the need for friendly relations with the US, Britain and Russia, but added: “We Europeans must really take our destiny into our own hands.” Ms Merkel said that as the traditional western alliance is threatened by the new US presidency and Brexit, “the times in which we can fully count on others are somewhat over, as I have experienced in the past few days.”
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