Course Title: Listen and take notes for research

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: LANG5809

Course Title: Listen and take notes for research

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

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

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridis and Bloss Robertson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254488

Course Contact Email: baia.tsakouridou@rmit.edu.au, bloss.robertson@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Caroline McEnroe 51.2.2  caroline.mcenroe@rmit.edu.au

Jennifer Chamberlain 51.2.2  jennifer.chamberlain@rmit.edu.au

Jane Collins 51.2.1 email:

jane.colllins@rmit.edu.au 

Nominal Hours: 45

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 basic academic listening and writing performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by adult learners with language background other than English. In this unit you will focus on developing listening, and notetaking skills from straightforward texts relevant to study needs.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21503 Listen and take notes for research

Element:

1 Assess information from aural / audio texts for research purposes

Performance Criteria:

1.1  Confirm purpose and prepare for listeningto a text

1.2  Clarify the topic and audience  of the text

1.3  Assess the usefulness of the text for the study purpose

1.4  Identify main ideas and relevant details in the text

1.5  Identify speaker's strategiesin presenting the material

Element:

2 Write notes from a spoken or audio text for a study task

Performance Criteria:

2.1  Use a range of commonly recognised methods to record information relevant to purpose

2.2  Review notes with a support person for accuracy and clarity

2.3  Adjust notes according to review


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 Reading 2+ / 3 and Writing 2+ / 3

and

the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) http://www.deewr.gov.au/SKILLS/PROGRAMS/LITANDNUM/ACSF/Pages/default.aspx
They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of Reading and Writing competence 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 published each week in the Weekly Program Delivery Plan.

The Weekly Program Delivery Plan is a detailed outline of what activities you will be undertaking in each session on a weekly basis. You can access this via Blackboard (Mystudies) on the first day of each teaching week.

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

Examples of how you will practice and study the units:
 

LISTENING
You will:
• listen to a range of audio texts and guest speakers
• take part in conversations
• take notes from audio texts & guest speaker presentations
 

SPEAKING

You will:

work in pairs & in small groups

Give a formal presentation based on individual a& group projects

take part in formal & informal discussions

become familiar with academic discourse 

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


Teaching Schedule

 Course dates:

11 July - 18 November 2016 

Public Holidays:

AFL Grand Final Holiday - Friday 30 September 2016

Melbourne Cup - Tuesday 1 November 2016

Mid-Semester Break:

19 September 2016 - 30 September 2016

This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program.This unit is clustered with VU21499 (LANG5817) Give straightforward oral presentations for further study  and VU21500 (GEDU6044) Participate in a range of straightforward interactions for further study. This is Cluster 1 Oral Presentations and Note Taking.
 

 

Week

VU21503

Listen and take notes for research

VU21499VU21500VU21503
 1Orientation/Admin

Diagnostic Exercise   

Language of instruction      

Pronunciation  

Grammar and vocabulary

1

2

 

1

2

4

5

1

2

 2

Language of instruction

Students participate in informal group interactions   

Note taking methods         

Listening and taking notes

Pronunciation

Grammar and vocabulary

1

2

5

1

2

4

5

 

1

2

 3

Note taking methods

Listen to audio visual material & take notes

Language of instruction

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

Participate in informal group interactions & discuss listening notes 

Pronunciation

Grammar and vocabulary

1

2

5

1

2

3

5     

 

 

1

2

 4

Language of instruction

Listen, take notes & discuss notes

Group work skills

Pronunciation

Grammar and vocabulary    

1

2

3

5

2

3

4

5

 

1

2

 5

Listen and take notes and discuss

Review group interactions & group work skills

Review personal performance

Presentation skills

Group work skills

Give and respond to instructions

Pronunciation

Grammar and vocabulary

1

2

3

5

1

2

3

4

5

 

 

1

2

 6

Presentation skills

Listen to audio texts and take notes. Discuss & evaluate notes.

Group work informal

Review & evaluate group work skills 

Pronunciation

Grammar and vocabulary

1

2

3

1

2

4

5

 

 

 

1

2

 7

Listen & take notes, evaluate notes 

Presentation skills

Mini presentation in groups

Pronunciation

Grammar and vocabulary

3

4

5

1

4

5

 

           

 

1

2

 8

Mid-Semester interview & Portfolio of evidence  

 

5

 

 

1

2

 

 

 

 9

Grammar and vocabulary

Listen and take notes

Pronunciation

Deliver Assessment 5 (Analyse, form groups and complete Part 1 listening and note-taking 

1

3

1

2

3

4

5

 

1

2

 10

Group work 

Presentation skills

Pronunciation

Assessment 5 cont preparation

1

2

3

4

5

1

2

4

 

1

2

 11

Assessment Task 5 Due

Take part in formal conversations                     

Listening and take notes

Pronunciation

Grammar and vocabulary

1

2

4

5

2

4

 

 

1

2

 12

Evaluating presentation        

Listening exercise

Note taking

Pronunciation

Grammar and vocabulary

2

5

1

2

4

5

 

 

1

2

 

 13

Assessment 7 Part 1 and 2

Research

Working in groups

Pronunciation

Grammar and vocabulary

1

2

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

 

 

 

1

2

 


 

 14

Assessment 7 Part 3

Research

Working in groups. Strategies for group work.

Listening and note taking    

Pronunciation

Grammar and vocabulary

1

2

3

 

1

2

5

 

1

2

 

 15

Assessment 7 Part 3

Plan for presentation

Research

Listen and take notes 

Pronunciation

Grammar and vocabulary

1

2

3

 

1

2

5

1

2

 16

Assessment 7 Part 4 and 5

Group oral presentations

Analysis of presentations & feedback 

Pronunciation      

Grammar and vocabulary      

4

5

1

2

5

 

 

 

1

2

 17Identify & evaluate course content,, study skills developed & English language development achieved.

Exit interviews - future plans

 

5

1

2

5

 

2

 

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

The course will be delivered weekly. The times will be outlined in the weekly delivery plans which are updated each week.

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:

• Dictionary/thesaurus
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper in folder
• Headphones
• 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. You may be assessed by:

  • Evidence of completion of note taking tasks 
  • Ability to critique aural/audio texts 
  • presentations 


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 Tasks:

Assessment Task 5: Group Oral Presentation - (Instructions) Weeks 9-11

This is a task which focuses on listening skills, note taking, giving & following instructions and oral presentation skills. It involves listening, following instructions, giving instructions, note taking, summarising, vocabulary and grammar development and oral presentation skills. Students will take notes from a presentation of instructions. You will be placed in small groups to plan and develop instructions for an assigned task. You will then give instructions to your peers. Students will also evaluate the instructions and identify areas for improvement.

Assessment Task 7: Guest Speaker & Oral Response Weeks 13-16

This is a task which focuses on listening skills, note taking giving & following instructions and oral presentation skill. It involves, listening, note taking, summarising, vocabulary and grammar development and oral presentation skills. Students will take notes from a presentation by guest speakers and participate in small group discussion and express opinions with evidence and examples.The groups will be given a designated topic (based on the guest speaker presentation) to research and prepare a presentation for small audience. You will then present your findings to your peers. Students 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.

All Assessment tasks should be submitted by the deadline. If an extension is required you must ask your teacher for one before the due date.


Assessment Matrix

Assessment Matrix
Each assessment cover sheet clearly outlines the competencies being addressed in the task in relation to performance criteria. 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.

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:
• have a significant adverse impact on your performance in assessment or
• prevent you from attempting or submitting the assessment. Special Consideration www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

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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