Course Title: Give and respond to simple verbal information and directions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2012

Course Code: LANG5641

Course Title: Give and respond to simple verbal information and directions

School: 360T Education

Campus: Brunswick Campus

Program: C2180 - Certificate II in ESL (Access)

Course Contact : Bloss robertson and Soosan kian

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 and +61 3 99259494

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Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 80

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

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:

VPAU498 Give and respond to simple verbal information and directions



Performance Criteria:

1 Interpret simple informational oral text

1.1 Identify the context and topic of a simple informational oral text
1.2 List the main ideas or issues.
1.3 Locate supporting information or details.
1.4 Identify the tone and some implied meanings in the text
1.5 Express an opinion about the ideas or issues raised.

2 Give a short talk on a on a personal and familiar topic

2.1 Prepare to present talk personal and familiar topic
2.2 Sequence information into short statements linked by
simple cohesive devices
2.3 Deliver talk clearly and coherently
2.4 Demonstrate awareness of audience
2. 5 Reflect on own performance
2.6 Determine strategies required to improve performance

3 Follow simple everyday verbal instructions or directions
3.1 Identify the context and purpose of simple verbal
instructions or directions
3.2 Indicate order in which steps must be taken
3.3 Recall key information about how the
directions/instructions should be followed.
3.4 Request repetition, and clarification as required.

4 Give a set of simple verbal instructions or directions
4.1 Prepare to give simple verbal instructions or directions for a familiar process.
4.2 Give instructions or directions clearly and coherently.
4.3 Use visual aids or other supports as required.
4.4 Repeat, restate
and clarify where needed
4.5 Reflect on own performance
4.6 Determine strategies required to improve performance

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 ISLPR Speaking 2 and Listening





•    the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Oral Communication 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 reading and writing macro skills addressed in the certificate.

communicating on a wide range of topics such as family, interests, work, community, or current events
express opinions, attitudes and feelings, giving reasons
use a range of strategies to communicate
reflect on own learning and identify ways to develop skills with assistance


Teaching Schedule

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:


Learning activities
Mid semester review
Guest speakers
Exit review

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

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

Highlighter pens

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


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 feedback on all assessment tasks. There will be individual and group projects completed both in and out of class.

A range of assessment methods should be used to assess language skills and knowledge in real and simulated contexts. The following examples are appropriate for this unit:


•    direct observation using a checklist


•    third party feedback such as from teachers, community members or peers


•    self assessment


•    additional verbal questioning to confirm required skills and knowledge

Assessment Tasks

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.

Assessment Matrix

Course Overview: Access Course Overview