Course Title: Participate in a range of straightforward interactions for further study

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2018

Course Code: GEDU6044

Course Title: Participate in a range of straightforward interactions for further study

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3310 - Certificate III in EAL (Further Study)

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou and Melanie Reynolds

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254488

Course Contact Email: baia.tsakouridou@rmit.edu.au, melanie.reynolds@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Caroline McEnroe 51.2

caroline.mcenroe@rmit.edu.au

 

Jacqueline Crothers 51.2

jacqueline.crothers@rmit.edu.au

 

 

           

Nominal Hours: 70

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

None

Course Description


This unit of competency describes speaking and listening performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required in further study by adult learners with language background other than English. In this unit you will focus on listening and speaking skills in English to participate in further study contexts which involve formal, informal and instructional interactions.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21500 Participate in a range of straightforward interactions for further study

Element:

1 Make verbal requests and suggestions in a study context

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Introduce the request or suggestion

1.2 Clarify the main reasons for the request or suggestion

1.3 Express reason, evidence or argument to support the request or suggestion

1.4 Clarify ambiguous points and seek advice

Element:

2 Respond to verbal instructions related to study tasks

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Clarify the purpose of the verbal instructions or questions

2.2 Respond appropriately to familiar imperative and question forms

2.3 Confirm the requirements of the instructions or questions and respond appropriately

 

Element:

3 Give instructions or steps in a study related process

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify the purpose for the instructions and the outcome of the process

3.2 Convey the sequence and requirement of each step for successful completion of the process

3.3 Meet needs of audience

3.4 Use non verbal supports as appropriate

Element:

4 Prepare for group work

Performance Criteria:

4.1 List the key reasons for group work in further study

4.2 Identify advantages and disadvantages of group work

4.3 List key responsibilities and expectations of group members in further study contexts

4.4 Identify strategies for dealing with problems within group

Element:

5 Participate in an informal group discussio

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Use a range of strategies to initiate, maintain and manage an informal discussion 

5.2 Use informal expressions to enter and exit from discussion

5.3 Express opinions and attitudes on a range of topics

5.4 Clarify misunderstandings and ambiguous points


Learning Outcomes


The outcomes described in this unit relate to:

The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors for Speaking and Listening. They contribute directly to the achievement of Speaking 2+ / 3 and Listening 2+ / 3


and

the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) https://www.education.gov.au/australian-core-skills-framework . They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Oral Communication at Level 3.
 


Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Certificate III in EAL (Further Study) which is an integrated program. This means that you will study this unit with two other units on the same day. Your program consists of Face to Face teaching and Directed Study. Your program will have a minimum of 8 hours Directed Study per week. You are not required to attend to complete Directed Study, however you are expected to complete all work given and will at times be required to show evidence that the work has been completed in this unit. An outline of your Directed Study is available on Canvas. 

The class content is available on Canvas.

 

This unit in part covers the speaking and listening macro skills addressed in the certificate.
 

LISTENING

You will:

Listen to a range of audio texts for study purposes

take part in conversations

take notes from audio texts & guest speaker presentations

 

SPEAKING

You will:

  • work in pairs and in small groups 
  • give a formal oral presentation based on group and individual projects
  • take part in formal and informal discussions
  • become familiar with academic discourse

The revision of important grammatical structures will be incorporated into each activity.


Teaching Schedule

Course dates:

16 July - 23 November 2018

Mid-Semester Break:

Monday 24 September - Friday 5 October 2018 

Public Holidays:

Monday & Tuesday 5th & 6th November 2018

 

This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program.This unit is clustered with VU21503 (LANG5809) Listen and Take Notes for Research and VU21499 (LANG5817) Give straightforward oral presentations for further study. This is Cluster 1 - Give Oral Presentations and Note Taking.

 

WeekVU21500 Participate in a range of straightforward interactions for further study

 

VU21499VU21500VU21503
 1Orientation/Admin

Diagnostic Exercise   

Language of instruction    Imperatives  

Pronunciation  Diagnostics

Grammar focus: parts of speech & imperatives

Vocabulary 

1

2

 

1

2

4

5

1

2

 2

Language of instruction - sequencing, modals

Students participate in informal group interactions   for instructions

Listening - Note taking methods for reporting information  

Pronunciation Difficult sounds identified from week 1

Vocabulary from listening text

Grammar focus:  modals, sequencers and conjunctions, sentence structure 

1

2

5

1

2

4

5

 

 

1

2

 3

Continue note taking practice

Listen to audio visual material & take notes, examine vocabulary in context 

Language of instruction - Modals

Language of discourse (opinion, suggestion, belief, agreement & disagreement)

How to evaluate oral performances, factors for success and challenges

Participate in informal group interactions & discuss listening notes 

Pronunciation key contextual vocabulary

Explain Requirements for Assessment Task 5: Giving and Responding to Instructions

Grammar focus: auxiliary verbs

1

2

5

1

2

3

5     

 

 

1

2

 4

Instructions, practise for assessment

Listen, take notes & discuss notes in groups

Pronunciation stress and intonation

Vocabulary for assessment task

Techniques for evaluating oral performances

Assessment Task 5: Giving and Responding to Instructions

Grammar focus: Tenses simple past & present perfect

1

2

 

 

2

3

 

 

1

2

 5

Continue with Assessment Task 5: Giving and Responding to Instructions

Listen and take notes and discuss listening topic

Review group interactions & group work skills

Review personal performance of assessment Give & Follow instructions

Pronunciation timing and intonation

Grammar focus: Articles, modals of speculation

1

2

3

5

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

1

2

 6

Presentation skills

Listen to audio texts and take notes. Discuss & evaluate notes in informal groups

Review & evaluate group work skills 

Pronunciation end of word sounds

Vocabulary from audio text

Grammar focus: future tenses 

1

2

 

1

2

4

5

 

 

 

1

2

 7

Pre teach vocabulary for aural text

Listen & take notes in groups

Group research skills

Mini presentation, practice for Assessment 6

Pronunciation - review from presentation

Grammar review sequencing 

 & linkers,

Typical grammar mistakes

3

4

5

1

4

5

 

           

 

1

2

 8

Mid-Semester interview & Portfolio of evidence  

 

5

 

 

1

2

 

 

 

 9

Select groups and topics for aural presentation

Start research on  toics

Listen and take notes on a model presentation

Techniques for presentations

Review requirements for Assessment Task 6: Oral Presentations and Group Interactions

Grammar focus: verbs with prepositions/adverbs

 

1

3

1

2

3

4

5

 

1

2

 10

Analysing Group work 

reflect on previous experience and solutions to problems

Practise presentation skills

Pronunciation Pacing of presentation and key vocabulary

Continue with researching topics for presentation (Assessment 6)

Grammar focus: continuous tenses

 

1

2

3

4

5

1

2

4

 

1

2

 11

 Assessment Task 6: Oral Presentations and Group Interactions            

Listening and take notes (on week 13 guest speaker topic)

Evaluating presentations - peer and self evaluations

Grammar focus: gerund or infinitive

1

2

3

4

5

 

4

5

 

 

1

2

 12

Listening and taking notes (week 13 guest speaker topic)

Evaluation of presentation - peer and self evaluation

Research information on topic of guest speaker for Assessment 8

Vocabulary for guest speaker presentation

Grammar focus: relative pronouns and clauses

2

5

1

2

4

5

 

 

1

2

 

 13

Assessment Task 8: Guest Speaker Listening and Note Taking

Working in groups to evaluate notes

Vocabulary from presentation

Grammar , word groups on topic in presentation

Give out Assessment Task 10: Group Oral presentation and explain requirements

Grammar focus: consistent cohort errors

1

 

 

 

 

 

4

5

 

 

 

 

 

1

2

 


 

 14

Select groups and topics for Assessment 10

Research information on assigned topics

Working in groups. Strategies for group work.

Referencing and citing references

Relevant vocabulary and pronunciation for presentation

Grammar focus: passive voice

1

2

3

 

1

2

5

 

1

2

 

 15

Group plan for presentation for Assessment 10

Practise Presentation - group recordings

Continue research on topics

Pronunciation and vocabulary for presentation

Grammar focus: reported speech

1

2

3

 

1

2

5

1

2

 16

Assessment Task 10: Group Oral Presentations

Analysis of presentations & feedback on own and group performance

Evaluate Pronunciation skills, grammar and vocabulary from presentations    

 

4

5

1

2

5

 

 

 

1

2

 17

Excursion

Identify & evaluate course content,, study skills developed & English language development achieved.

Opportunity for additional evidence if required

Exit interviews - future plans and end semester function

 

5

1

2

5

 

2

  

**The teaching schedule maybe subject to change. Students will be advised via Canvas and in class should changes occur.


The course will be delivered weekly and content is available on Canvas

Your program is made up of:

  • Orientation
  • Learning activities
  • Mid semester review
  • Guest speakers
  • Excursions
  • Exit review

All students will be inducted. The induction includes:

  • Induction Booklet and presentation
  • Explore RMIT activity
  • Orientation to RMIT Libraries


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


References


Other Resources

TEXTS AND EQUIPMENT

There are no set texts in this course, but it is recommended that you bring:

  • English/English Dictionary/thesaurus
  • Display folder with plastic sleeves
  • Highlighter pens
  • Notebook or loose leaf paper in folder
  • Headphones
  • Laptop computer


Overview of Assessment

You must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of the competencies in order to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. 

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions, through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/supporting-learning-and-teaching/student-charter/ summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1

 


Assessment Tasks

Assessment will take place throughout the course. Your work is assessed on a competent (CA)/not yet competent (NYC) basis – it is not graded. You will be given written and or oral  feedback on all assessment tasks. There will be individual and group projects completed both in and out of class.


Assessment is ongoing and its purpose is to develop your skills. You will be given assistance in redrafting and editing written assessment tasks because developing your ability to identify and correct your own mistakes is an important part of the learning process. It is important that you read the specific elements each assessment task addresses on the cover sheet for each task. At the time of setting assessments you will be given clear guidelines about which course, elements and performance criteria you will need to meet in order to successfully complete the task. Submission dates & deadlines will also be clearly explained.

Summative assessments:

Assessment Task 5: Giving and Responding to  Instructions (Weeks 4-5)

This is a task which focuses on  giving & following instructions. It involves, listening and  following instructions, and giving instructions in an academic context. You will work in small groups to plan and develop instructions for an assigned task using appropriate grammar and vocabulary. You will take notes from a presentation of instructions and then give instructions to your peers. in.  You will then give instructions to your peers. Students will also evaluate the instructions and identify areas for improvement.

Assessment Task 6: Oral Presentations and Group Interactions (Weeks 10 - 11)

This assessment task focuses on listening to a text and taking notes,  analysing group work researching and planning a presentation. This will be presented in class. You should evaluate your presentation and it will also be evaluated by your peers. The topics covered in the presentations will  be discussing in groups

Assessment Task - 8:  Guest Speaker, Listening and Note Taking  (Week 13)

This is a task which focuses on listening and note taking skills. It involves listening to a guest speaker, note taking, summarising, vocabulary and grammar development. Students will share notes from their presentation and participate in small group discussion and express opinions with evidence and examples.

 Assessment Task 10: Group Oral Presentation (Weeks 14 - 16)

This assessment will involve giving a presentation on a designated topic in groups groups. Students will be required  to research and prepare a  presentation for small audience.  They will also evaluate the presentation and identify areas for improvement.

Formative assessments: ongoing observations, summaries and review of student work

Please note:
Assessments tasks will include other courses (Units of competency) from the program.
 


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix
Each assessment cover sheet clearly outlines the competencies being addressed in the task in relation to the required skills and knowledge. The sum of assessment tasks will cover all units and their elements over a range of occasions. You will be given opportunities to demonstrate competency in a variety of ways throughout the program. To sucessfully complete this unit you will need to demonstrate that you are competent in each element of the unit/subject on at least two occasions.

You are encouraged to discuss any problems or concerns with your teacher or student co-ordinator. An assessment matrix will be available on myRMIT.

Other Information

Attendance
Your course involves participating in face to face classes. It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to successfully complete this course. Assessment takes place in class time.

Student Progress

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Student program policy www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academicprogress
 

You will be asked to attend mid-semester and end of semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Co-ordinator. The interviews are an important part of giving you feedback and supporting you through your program by monitoring your academic progress
 

Special consideration policy (Late submissions)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Extension www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension

Special consideration is an assessment adjustment for unexpected circumstances that are outside your control, which:

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the Academic Integrity and Plagiarism policy
www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity

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