Course Title: Give straightforward oral presentations for further study

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2016

Course Code: LANG5817

Course Title: Give straightforward oral presentations for further study

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 email: caroline.mcenroe@rmit.edu.au

Beverley Carlton 51.2.2 email: beverley.carlton@rmit.edu 

 
 

Nominal Hours: 80

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 for further study by adult learners with language backgrounds other than English. In this unit you will focus on listening and speaking skills in English to participate in further study contexts whcih involve the presentation and discussion of ideas and information in straight forward formal presentations and group discussions.
 


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21499 Give straightforward oral presentations for further study

Element:

1 Prepare for a formal group interaction in a study context

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Determine the purpose of the group interaction
1.2 Clarify roles of each participant
1.3 Identify discussion topics / issues and prepare / plan for individual contribution
1.4 Confirm contribution with group participants

Element:

2 Participate in a formal group interaction in a study context

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Present own contribution according to plan
2.2 Use a range of expressions and strategies to participate and to present information and ideas to others
2.3 Respond to requests for clarification and give explanations as required
2.4 Ask and respond to questions about the discussed topic or topics

Element:

3 Prepare an oral presentation based on a researched topic

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Clarify the topic, purpose, audience and other requirements of the presentation
3.2 Locate, select and evaluate research information from a range of sources
3.3 Use the processes of planning, drafting and editing to produce a plan of a structured presentation
3.4 Identify and access aids and supports appropriate to the planned presentation and confirm availability
3.5 Rehearse planned presentation to meet requirements and make appropriate adjustments

Element:

4 Give an oral presentation based on research

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Organise prepared materials
4.2 Use effective openings and closings in the presentation
4.3 Present information according to the presentation plan using strategies and language to engage the audience
4.4 Use prepared aids and supports effectively
4.5 Encourage audience to seek clarification and respond effectively to any questions from the audience

Element:

5 Review performance in formal group interactions and oral presentations

Performance Criteria:

5.1 Seek feedback from the audience and or teacher on the effectiveness of the presentation or contribution
5.2 Conduct a review of performance according to relevant criteria
5.3 Discuss performance and any ideas from feedback on improving future contributions or presentations with a support person


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). 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 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, film and documentary texts
• take part in conversations
• listen and take notes from listening tasks and guest speaker presentations

SPEAKING
You will:
• work in pairs and in small groups give informal mini presentations
• give a formal oral presentation
• take part in formal and informal discussions 
 


Teaching Schedule

This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program.This unit is clustered with VU21503 (LANG5809) Listen and take notes for research and VU21500 (GEDU6044) Participate in a range of straightforward interactions for further study. This is Cluster 1 - Give Oral Presentations and Note Taking.

 

WeekVU21499 Give straightforward oral presentations for further studyVU21499VU21500VU21503
 1Orientation/Admin

Diagnostic Exercise   

Language of instruction      

Pronunciation  

 1

2

5

 1

2

4

5

 2

 2

Language of instruction

Students participate in formal group interactions,   

Note taking methods         

Listening and taking notes

Pronunciation

 1

2

5

  1

2

4

5

 

 1

2

 3

Note taking methods

Listen to audio visual material & take notes

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

Participate in informal group interactions & discuss listening notes 

 Pronunciation

 1

2

5

      4

5     

 

 

 1

2

 4

Presentation skills

Listen, take notes & discuss notes

Evaluate presentation(s)

Group work skills

   Pronunciation         

  1

2

3

5

 2

4

5

 

 1

2

 5

Listen and take notes on and discuss

Review group interactions & group work skills

Presentation skills

Group work skills

Pronunciation

  1

2

3

 1

2

4

 

 

 

 1

2

 6

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

Group work skills

Review & evaluate group work skills 

 Pronunciation

  3

4

5

 1

2

4

 

 

 

 1

2

 7

Listen & take notes, evaluate notes 

Review personal performance - language for improving performance (conditionals, modals: necessity, obligation,suggestion)

 Pronunciation

 3

4

 1

2

5

 

           

 

 1

2

 8

Assessment 3  Mid-Semester interview & Portfolio of evidence  

 5

 

 

 5

 

 4

 

 9

  Discuss

Pronunciation  

 1

2

 4

5

 

 1

2

 10

 Assessment 5 Group Oral Presentation - Instructions (spread over two sessions)

Pronunciation

 1

2

3

4

5

 4

5

 

 1

2

 11

Assessment Task 5 continued

Take part in conversations                     

listening task

Pronunciation

 1

2

3
5

 4

5

 

 1

2

 12        Research                    

 

Listening exercise

Note taking

Pronunciation

 2

 1

2

5

 

 

 1

2

3

4

 

 13

 

Research

Working in groups. Strategies for group work.

Listening exercise

Pronunciation

 2

 2

5

 

 

 

 1

2


 

 14   Research

Working in groups. Strategies for group work.

Listening exercise                  

 Pronunciation

 1

2

3

4

5

 2

5

 

 1

2

 

 15

Assessment 7 - Guest Speaker & Oral Response -  Spread over two sessions

Discuss, predict & prepare questions. 

Listen, take notes from guest speakers. Evaluate presentation. Prepare, deliver & evaluate paired instructional presentations in small groups.

Pronunciation

 1

2

3

4

5

 1

2

3

 

 1

2

 16

Assessment Task 7 continued

Analysis of presentations & feedback 

Pronunciation              

 2

 1

2

5

 

 

 

 1

2

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

Exit interviews - future plans

 1

2

5

 1

2

5

 1

2

 

 

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


Teaching Schedule: This course will be delivered weekly. The times will be outlined in the program 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:
• Program Guide & Student Diary
• Student Rights and Responsibilities
• Explore RMIT ( an orientation to the university and its services)
• Orientation to RMIT Libraries (library tour & on line catalogue introduction)


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 (we ask that you do not use a translation dictionary)
• Thesaurus
• Display folder with plastic sleeves
• Highlighter pens
• Notebook or loose leaf paper
• Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Carlton Library very cheaply)
• USB (Memory stick)

 


Overview of Assessment

This course is delivered as part of a full time intergrated program.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 at least two class oral 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

Summative assessments:

Assessment Task 5 Group Oral Presentation - Instructions (Weeks 10 & 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 15 & 16)

This is a task which focuses on listening skills, note taking giving & following instructions and oral presentation skills. 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 presentaion) 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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