Course Title: Give oral presentations for further study

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2012

Course Code: LANG5622

Course Title: Give oral presentations for further study

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3233 - Certificate III in ESL (Further Study)

Course Contact : Baia Tsakouridis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254488

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Angela Borrelli 94.3.16 email:
Karen Gao 94.3.16 email:
Tim Morris 94.3.16 email:

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


Course Description

This unit of competency describes speaking and listening performance outcomes, skills and knowledge  required for further study by adult learners with langurage backgrounds other than English. The focus of this unti ison listening and speaking skills in English to participate in further study contexts whcih involve the presentation and discussion of ideas and information in  straihgtforward formal presentations and group discussions.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU523 Give oral presentations for further study


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


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
2.4 Ask and respond to questions about the discussed topic or


3. Prepare an oral presentation based on a topic

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Clarify the topic, purpose, audience and other requirements
of the presentation
3.2 Locate, select and evaluate research information
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


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


5. Review performance in a formal group interactions and oral presentations

Performance Criteria:

effectiveness of the presentation or contribution
5.2 Conduct a review of performance according to relevant
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 ESL (Further Study) 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 speaking and listening macro skills addressed in the certificate.

Examples of how you will practice and study the units:

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

You will:
• work in pairs and in small groups
• give a formal oral presentation
• take part in formal and informal discussions
his unit covers in part the reading and writing macro skills addressed in the whole certificate.

Teaching Schedule

Teaching Schedule

Program Dates: Mon 25 June – Fri 30 November 2012

Term Break: Mon 24 September – Sun 7 October 2012

Public holidays: Tue 6 November (Melbourne Cup Day)

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)
• RMIT Online Systems Information Session

Library Orientation & an RMIT Online Systems Information Session will be scheduled during the first two weeks of your program. Information about student services, rights and responsibilities is contained in your student diary.

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)
• 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 coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
An assessment charter (  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:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc  

Assessment Tasks

Summative assessments:
• Film Project oral presentation
• Group oral presentation
• Demonstrate critical understanding of extended oral presentations

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

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

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