Course Title: Engage in casual conversations and straightforward transactions

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C4345

Course Title: Engage in casual conversations and straightforward transactions

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 80.0

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.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

LANG5808

City Campus

TAFE

360T Education

Face-to-Face

Term1 2014,
Term2 2014

Course Contact: Baia Tsakouridou & Bloss Robertson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254488

Course Contact Email: baia.tsakouridou@rmit.edu.au & bloss.robertson@rmit.edu.au


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 participate effectively in casual conversations and discussions on a range of topics, and to engage in straightforward transactions.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21465 Engage in casual conversations and straightforward transactions

Elements:

1 Participate in casual conversations


2 Participate in a range of straightforward transactions


Learning Outcomes

This unit applies to participants using speaking and listening skills in English in a range of informal and formal situations. The situations in which these skills are applied are varied, and can be related to contexts such as social and community life, everyday commerce and recreation, workplaces, and vocational or study-related fields.

The outcome 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 3+ and Listening 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 competence in Oral Communication at Level 4.


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 achievements of each competency in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks. You may be assessed by:
 

  • Third party observation & feedback  of face-to-face communication & role plays, 
  • presentations,
  • verbal questioning to confirm linguistic, socio-linguistic & cultural knowledge used in straightforward oral communication.


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.
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Your courses assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, polices and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=1n1kd66y87rc