Course Title: Give and respond to a wide range of oral presentations and instructions

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: LANG5812

Course Title: Give and respond to a wide range of oral presentations and instructions

School: 360T Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4346 - Certificate IV in EAL (Access)

Course Contact : Baia Tsakouridou / Bloss Robertson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4488

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


Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Caroline McEnroe 51.2.002 caroline.mcenroe@rmit.edu.au

Karen Gao 51.2.002 karen.gao@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 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 interpret aural extended texts, give extended presentations, and give and follow multistep instructions complex procedures.


National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VU21475 Give and respond to a wide range of oral presentations and instructions

Element:

1 Demonstrate critical understanding of extended oral presentations or reports

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify the context, purpose and topic of the oral presentation or report
1.2 Identify the register and style of the presentation
1.3 Outline themes or issues presented
1.4 Identify key facts, supporting details and opinions or attitudes expressed.
1.5 Express an opinion on the topic or issues raised

Element:

4 Give multi-step instructions for a complex process or procedure

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Identify the key features of clear and comprehensible instructions for a complex process or procedure
4.2 Use planning and drafting processes
4.3 Explain and elaborate on the purpose of the instructions
4.4 Communicate detailed instructions for a process or procedure
4.5 Convey the sequence of steps, highlighting the key issues, responsibilities or considerations

Element:

2 Give an extended oral presentation

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Select topic for an oral presentation, identifying audience and purpose
2.2 Use planning and drafting processes
2.3 Use appropriate register and style for the audience and context
2.4 Provide an introduction, coherent thematic development and conclusion, using discourse markers
2.5 Provide detail which demonstrates familiarity with the topic
2.6 Communicate effectively using a range of visual or other aids and appropriate paralinguistic cues

Element:

3 Follow multi-step instructions for a complex process or procedure

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Identify the purpose of instructions for a complex process or procedure
3.2 Name the key elements of the instructions
3.3 Identify the sequence of steps, highlighting the key issues, responsibilities or considerations
3.4 Determine the importance of the steps, warnings and advice given by the speaker


Learning Outcomes


The outcomes described in this unit relate to:

  • the Performance Criteria from the four Elements
  • the ISLPR (International Second Language Proficiency Ratings) descriptors for Speaking and Listening. They contribute directly to the achievement of ISLPR Listening 3/3+ and Speaking 3/3+
  • the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) http://www.acer.edu.au/cspa/australian-core-skills-framework
  • They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of Listening and Speaking competence at Level 4


Details of Learning Activities

This unit is part of Certificate IV in EAL (Access) which is an integrated program. This means that you will study this unit with 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 and film texts
  • take part in conversations
  • listen and take notes from guest speaker presentations

SPEAKING

You will:

  • work in pairs and in small groups
  • give a formal oral presentation
  • take part in formal and informal discussions


Teaching Schedule

This program is of 17 weeks duration. Week one is induction week.

Program Dates: 9 February - 5 June, 2015
Public Holiday
Labour Day 9 March,2015
Good Friday 18 April, 2015

 

Mid Semester Break
2 April - 10 April, 2015

This unit of competency is taught within an integrated program. This unit is clustered with VU21473 Investigate Australian Art and Culture (.HUSO5209). The assessment tasks will also cover other units within the course

Teaching Schedule - Cert IV in EAL Access

WeekVU21475 Give and respond to a wide range of oral presentations and instructionsElementsVU21473 Elements
1Give and respond to instructions. How to locate a study resource.
Instructions - using sequence words from Learning Lab.
Diagnostic. Respond to an oral presentation/text. ABC. TV

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2Following instructions, RMIT library catalogue exercise. 3 2
3Preparing for your instructional presentation. Explaining a learning website.
 

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4 Assessment task 2: Give and respond to instructions relating to navigation of website.

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5Assessment task 2.Give presentations for instructions relating to navigation of a website

 

 

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Assessment task 2: Give and respond to instructions relating to navigation of website.

Film project for Lucky Miles: groups meet to discuss questions, plan timeline for writing film study guide & out of class meetings, take notes & organise to watch film again if required

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7Writing Film guide, modelling structure of guide, editing and proof reading skills

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8Group meetings to plan today’s work focus
groups type, edit their section of film study guide & email to teacher
organise AV materials Oral presentation skills
 Mid semester interviews

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9 Listening & note taking. Extended oral texts. Practice.

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  listening & note taking skills. Extended oral texts. Academic resources.
 

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11 Assessment task 6:Give film project group oral presentation. .
 

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12listening & note taking skills. Extended oral texts. Academic resources.
 

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13listening & note taking skills. Extended oral texts. Academic resources.
 

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14Assessment task 12: Demonstrate critical understanding of extended oral presentation. Due week 14

 

 

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15Organising your information/ Creating Power Point slides.
Analysis of appropriate and inappropriate PowerPoint slides.
 

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16Identify features of an oral presentation.
Skills and qualities for a successful oral presentation

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17Assessment task 14: Give and respond to a formal group oral presentation.

 Results released & completion ceremony

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Note: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs and availabiltiy of speakers and resources.
 

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
  • Exit review

All students will be inducted. The induction includes

  • Induction Booklet
  • Student Rights and Responsibilities
  • Explore RMIT ( an orientation to the university and its services)
  • Orientation to RMIT Libraries (library tour & on line catalogue introduction)

Library Orientation 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

This course is part of a full-time integrated 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 will be assessed by;

  • listening and note taking from a range of audio-visual texts & guest speakers
  • giving and responding to verbal instructions

Feedback:
Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class both oral and written, 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 policy 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 see http://www1.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment
 


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:

Summative assessments:
Assessment task 2: Give and respond to instructions relating to navigation of website. Due weeks 4 & 6.
This task requires students to research a website of choice, record written instructions and deliver instructions orally to a partner.

Assessment task 6: Film project (Research current issues group oral presentation). Due: week 11 .
Working in groups, this assessment task involves researching and producing a written film guide as well as giving a group oral presentation.

Assessment task 12: Demonstrate critical understanding of extended oral presentation. Due week 14
This assessment task requires students to attend a formal presentation and take individual notes to demonstrate understanding of key ideas with supporting details.

Assessment task 13: Give and respond to a formal group oral presentation. Week 17.
This task utilises the research from the report and involves planning and presenting a formal group oral presentation using PowerPoint of 15-20 minutes. The task also provides opportunities for peer assessment and self evaluation.
 

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.

Cover Sheets
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of work submitted in hardcopy. The signed cover sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications

 


All assessment tasks including electronically recorded student work will be kept by the University for student feedback and to meet government requirements.
Application for Extension

How to apply: If you are seeking an extension of seven calendar days or less (from the original due date) you must apply at least one working day before the assessment deadline.

Complete an Application for extension of time for submission of assessable work form www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension  (PDF 41kb 2p) and lodge it with the school that offers the course.
Lodgement arrangements can vary according to individual school procedures. It is your responsibility to check whether the form should be lodged with the EAL Co-ordinator Monday-Thursday office hours.
Except in exceptional circumstances the application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official 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.

Other Information

 

Attendance
It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required leaning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain competency.

Student Progress

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Student program policy www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academicprogress
 

You will be asked to attend mid-semester and end of semester interviews with relevant teachers and Program Co-ordinator. The interviews are an important part of giving you feedback and supporting you through your program by monitoring your academic progress
 

Special consideration policy (Late submissions)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension.

www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment/extension

Special consideration is an assessment adjustment for unexpected circumstances that are outside your control, which:
• have a significant adverse impact on your performance in assessment or
• prevent you from attempting or submitting the assessment. Special Consideration www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the Academic Integrity and Plagiarism policy
www.rmit.edu.au/students/academic-integrity
 

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