Course Title: Present and listen to complex oral presentations in an employment or professional context

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2014

Course Code: LANG5803

Course Title: Present and listen to complex oral presentations in an employment or professional context

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4345 - Certificate IV in EAL (Employment / Professional)

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

Dianne Dell’Oro-Morgan 94.3.22 Dianne.Dell’Oro-Morgan@rmit.edu.au

Wendy Joseph 94.3.22 Wendy.Joseph@rmit.edu.au

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

None

Course Description

This unit is part of a program that focuses solely on the preparation for the OET for Health Professionals.

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 presenting and listening to complex oral presentations in English relevant to an employment context.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21492 Present and listen to complex oral presentations in an employment or professional context

Element:


1 Demonstrate critical understanding of a range of information from an oral presentation

Performance Criteria:

1.2 Identify the tone, register and style of presentation
1.3 Identify the main ideas and supporting details
1.4 Comment on the effectiveness of the presentation, and give an opinion on one or more aspects
1.5 Identify inferred meanings, irony, nuance and idioms as appropriate
 

Element:


2 Give an oral report or presentation in an employment or professional context

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Use knowledge of conventions of presentations to prepare presentation
2.2 Explain the intention and purpose of the report or presentation
2.3 Use the processes of planning and drafting to list and sequence key points and details required
2.4 Use language and expressions appropriate to the genre and audience
2.5 Use supports as appropriate
2.6 Respond to requests for clarification or information as appropriate
2.7 Draw on feedback from others to evaluate own 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 3 /3+  and Listening 3 /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.


Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Certificate IV in EAL (Employment/Professional) 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 videos and audio tapes
• take part in conversations
• listen to talks and lectures

SPEAKING
You will:
• work in pairs and in small groups
• give complex reports on researched topic
• participate in role plays to practice dialogues that simulate conversations between health professionals and patients
• give a formal oral presentation
• take part in formal and informal discussions
• evaluate your own work


 


Teaching Schedule

Program dates

29th July-14th November, 2014

Public Holiday
Melbourne Cup Day 4th November, 2014

Mid Semester break
29th September - 3rd October, 2014
 

Teaching Schedule: This course will be delivered weekly. The times will be outlined in the program delivery plans
which are updated each week.

This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program.This unit is clustered with  VU21496 Critically read, write and edit complex descriptive texts in a professional context (LANG5807). The assessment tasks will also cover other units within the course.

This unit is part of Certificate IV in ESL (Employment) which is an integrated program, assessments often cover more than one unit of competency.

WeekVU21492 Present and listen to complex oral presentations in an employment or professional contextVU21492VU21496
1Introduction to listening. Useful web sites/ skills and strategies. 1 1

3
 

2

Listening to short oral presentation.

Listening for specific information

 1 1

3
 

3

 Listening to short oral presentations

Listening for specific information, keywords

 1 1

3
 

4

 Listening for key words,

ordering of information

 listening for specific information

 1 1

3
 

5

 Listening to short oral presentations.

Note taking, key words

 1

 1

2

3

4

6

 Listening to short oral presentations

Note-taking key words, using symbols

 1 1
2


3

4
 

7

 Listening to oral presentations

Listening for specific information

mid -semester interviews

 1 1
2


3

4
 

8

 Listening to oral presentations

Listening for specific information

mid -semester interviews

 1 1
2


3

4
 

9

 Listening to oral presentations

 Listening for specific information

 1 1

2
 

3

4

10

Listen and take notes from a consultation in a medical context.

Assessment task 3

 1

 1

2

3

11Listen and take notes from a consultation in a medical context 1

 1

2

3

12 Listen and take notes from a consultation in a medical context 1

 1

3

13  Listen and take notes from a consultation in a medical context 1

 1

3

14Prac listening test and listening feeddback 1

 1

3

15 Prac listening test and listening feeddback 1 

 

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

Your program is made up of:
• Orientation
• Learning activities
• Mid semester review
• Guest speakers
• 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


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. Assessment will include listening and note-taking  tasks, oral presentations and role-plays.

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 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.
Assessment is ongoing and its purpose is to develop your skills. You will be given assistance in redrafting and editing written assessment tasks because developing your ability to identify and correct your own mistakes is an important part of the learning process. It is important that you read the specific elements each assessment task addresses on the cover sheet for each task. At the time of setting assessments you will be given clear guidelines about which course, elements and performance criteria you will need to meet in order to successfully complete the task. Submission dates & deadlines will also be clearly explained.
 

Assessment tasks:

Assessment Task 1 due week: 5

.Listen to an oral presentation/lecture and summarizeinformation by taking notes

•Assessment Task 2 due week: 8
• Read,write and edit complex  descriptive texts in a professional context
 

 

• Assessment Task 3 due week: 12

• Listen and take notes from a consultation in a medical context

 


• 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 the required skills and knowledge. 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. To sucessfully complete this unit you will need to demonstrate that you are competent in each element of the unit/subject on at least two occasions.

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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