Course Title: Listen and take notes for research

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2013

Course Code: LANG5625

Course Title: Listen and take notes for research

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

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

Course Contact : Baia Tsakouridou

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488

Course Contact Email:baia.tsakouridou@rmit.edu.au


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Angela Borrelli angela.borrelli@rmit.edu.au

Karen Gao   karen.gao@rmit.edu.au

Marcelle Damicoucas marcelle.damicoucas@rmit.edu.au

Jane Saunders jane.saunders@rmit.edu.au

Melanie Reynolds melanie.reynolds@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. The focus of this unit is on developing listening, and notetaking skills from straightforward texts relevant to study needs.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VPAU527 Listen and take notes for research

Element:

1.  Listen to information from aural / audio texts for research purposes

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Confirm purpose and prepare for listening to a text
1.2 Listen to text and select information relevant to study purpose
1.3 Identify main ideas, some details and opinions in the relevant
sections of the texts
1.4 Assess the usefulness of the text for the study purpose

Element:

2.  Write notes from a spoken or audio text

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Prepare for notetaking
2.2 Use a range of commonly recognised methods to record
information clearly
2.3 Review notes with a support person for accuracy and clarity
2.4 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 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:
 

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

WRITING
In a variety of writing activities, you will improve your sentence structure and learn how to use different writing styles. This will include formal letters, course applications, essays, and short reports. You will:
• do a research project
• take notes from a range of complex oral texts
• develop a writing folio which includes listening notes form oral resources

• learn to locate and record references used
The revision of important grammatical structures will be incorporated into each activity.


Teaching Schedule

Teaching Schedule

Program Dates: Mon 22 July – Fri 6 December, 2013

Term Break: Mon 23 September – Sun 5 October 2013

Public holidays: Tue 5 November (Melbourne Cup Day)

 


Teaching schedule

This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program.This unit is clustered with VPAU523 The assessment tasks have been put in bold to match the unit of competency. The assessment tasks will also cover other units within the course
 


 

 

 

WEEKVPAU527 Listen and Take notes for research

1

 

 Orientation/Admin. Welcome lunch. Diagnostic Test.
 

2

 

 Introduce sports assessment task. 

Students participate in formal group interactions and discuss their listening notes

Students write a group summary
 

3

 

  Videos . Listening and take note taking for your group presentation
 

4

 

Assessment task 2 Film Review Due Week 4
Listen and take notes for research
Videos . Listening and take note taking for your group presentation.
Directed Study: Your learning goal(s) .

5

 

 

6

 

 Assessment 3 Police Talk participate in a group discussion Due: Week 6
 

7

 

 Listening and notetaking. Using the Learning Lab as a resource.
RMIT Learning Lab. Listening. Tips. How to structure an essay.
http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/learninglab/

8

 

 Collection of folio. 

9

 

Mid- Semester Interview

10

 

 Listening and notetaking.
Participating in group study conversations. Tutorial discussion

11

 

 Assessment 7 Magistrates’ Court research project Due: Weeks 11 & 12

Listening and notetaking.
Participating in group study conversations. Tutorial discuss

12

 

 Assessment 7 Magistrates’ Court research project Due: Weeks 11 & 12

Listening and notetaking.
Participating in group study conversations. Tutorial discuss

13

 

 Assessment 8 Australian Law guest speaker research project Due: Week 13
 

14

 

 Use internet to research and take notes on an occupation in Australia
 Read and analyse websites with informational texts
 Take notes for research purposes
 Prepare for formal group interaction for study purposes-
Participate in group study conversations.

15

 

 Participate in group study conversations to seek feedback. 
Reflect on your performance.
 Complete self- evaluation form.

16

 

 

17

 

 

18

 

Volunteer and resume workshop.


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


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

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 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  


Assessment Tasks

Assessment tasks:

Summative assessments:

 Assessment task 2                      Film Review                       Due Week 4
This task involves students watching a film and independently identifying purpose, audience, structure and tone.

Assessment 3                              Police Talk participate in a group discussion                       Due: Week 6
This is a task which focuses on report writing. It involves preparing for writing a report by listening to the guest speakers, taking notes, and planning and writing up a report. It involves listening, note taking, summarising, vocabulary and grammar development and paragraph writing. Students will take notes whilst listening, and participate in small group discussion and expressing opinions with evidence and examples. Students will also evaluate their participation in the discussion and identify areas for improvement. 

Assessment 7 Magistrates’ Court research project Due: Weeks 11 & 12
This task involves researching skills, discussion and report writing. Students will start the task by reading and doing online research of the court system in Australia and exploring the virtual tour. They then listen and take notes at the court room through an excursion to Melbourne Magistrates’ Court. The task will culminate in report writing about the research, excursion and case study. The task involves computer skills assisting online research, reading, analysing, note taking, vocabulary development, grammar development and referencing.


Assessment 8 Australian Law guest speaker research project Due: Week 13
This is a task which focuses on summary writing. It involves preparing for writing a report by listening to the guest speaker, taking notes, and planning and writing up a report. It involves listening, note taking, summarising, vocabulary and grammar development and paragraph writing. Students will take notes whilst listening to the guest speaker and participate in small group discussion and expressing opinions with evidence and examples. Students will also evaluate their participation in the discussion 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. You are encouraged to discuss any problems or concerns with your teacher or student co-ordinator. An assessment matrix will be available on myRMIT

Course Overview: Access Course Overview