Course Title: Participate in simple conversations and transactions
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2012
Course Code: LANG5639
Course Title: Participate in simple conversations and transactions
School: 360T Education
Campus: Brunswick Campus
Program: C2180 - Certificate II in ESL (Access)
Course Contact : Bloss Robertson, Soosan Kian
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254488, +61 3 99259494
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Nominal Hours: 80
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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This unit of competency describes speaking and listening performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by adult learners with language backgrounds other than English. The focus of this unit is on listening and speaking skills in English to
understand and convey simple spoken information and to follow and give instructions.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
VPAU497 Participate in simple conversations and transactions
1. Listen to simple exchanges.
1.1 Identify the relationship between speakers
2.Participate in simple conversations.
2.1 Respond to and use openings and closings with familiar expressions
3. Make requests and respond in short everyday transactions.
3.2 Respond to requests for background information or explanation as appropriate
The outcomes described in this unit relate to:
• Performance criteria of all three elements
• The ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors for Reading and Writing. They contribute directly to the achievement of ISLPR Speaking 2 and Listening 2
• The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of Speaking and Listening competence at Level 2
Details of Learning Activities
This unit is part of Certificate II in ESL (Access) which is an integrated program. This means that you will study this unit with several 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. This is a very important part of your program and we ask that you do 4-5 hours on your non attendance day and at least 1 hour each evening to cover all the units in the program. An outline of your Directed Study is published each week in the Weekly Program Delivery Plan.
This unit in part covers the listening and speaking macro skills addressed in the certificate.
listen to face-to-face conversations with one or more people on a range of everyday topics
listen to telephone conversations on everyday topics
understand some implied meaning, irony
listen to a set of instructions or directions
understand how tone, stress and intonation modify meaning
follow structured radio or television narratives on familiar topics
use stress and intonation adequately
be able to initiate and sustain a conversation on a range of familiar topics, including those beyond immediate needs
need a sympathetic interlocutor
be able to communicate about a range of topics in some detail
need to repeat or restate words or phrases to be understood and may be able to use a range of strategies to get the interlocutor to repeat or explain words and phrases
Communication will be face-to face or via telephone
Speaking may be characterised by hesitations and circumlocutions:
use simple structures correctly
use longer creative utterances with a range of common conjunctions and discourse markers
use vocabulary to talk about a range of personal, community, social and topical issues
use a range of adjectives and adverbs in conversation on familiar topics
use a range of modifying words and phrases to explain and qualify ideas
Demonstrate some sociolinguistic and cultural knowledge in level 2
This is an 18 week program:
Program Dates: Mon 6 February – Fri 15 June 2012
Term Break: Mon 9 April – Fri 13 April 2012
Public holidays: Mon 12 March (Labour Day), Fri 6 April (Good Friday)Wed 25 April (ANZAC DAY) Mon 11 June 2012 (Queen’s Birthday)
Your program is made up of:
Mid semester review
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)
Display folder with plastic sleeves
Notebook or loose leaf paper
Headphones (use your own or they can be purchased from the Brunswick Library very cheaply)
USB (Memory stick)
Overview of Assessment
Competency Based Assessment
A student must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency 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. Students will be provided with more than one opportunity to demonstrate competence.
This course is part of a full-time integrated 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 note taking, summaries,essays, letters and research reports.
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class both oral and written, 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 coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An assessment charter (http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf) summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc
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 occassions. You will be given opportunities to demonstrate competency in a variety of ways throughout the program. You are encouraged to discuss any problems or concerns with your teacher or student co-ordinator.
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