This module covers the skills required to understand spoken information texts that are predominantly monologic. The texts could be talks/presentations from guest speakers, radio, TV or online programs or teacher-created texts adapted/modified from authentic texts. It also covers the skill of presenting spoken information to an audience. The text is essentially monologic, although the learners would need to be able to respond appropriately to questions from the audience. These skills enable learners to function in community, work and further-study contexts.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessors must ensure that sufficient evidence is collected so that all aspects of competency have been demonstrated repeatedly. A minimum of two pieces of evidence for each learning outcome are required to ensure that the learners are able to comprehend or produce the language defined by the learning outcomes. This evidence can be collected through formative or summative assessment. However, if ongoing assessment is to be conducted with successful formative performances providing one piece of evidence, learners should be informed of this process at the beginning of the course. Methods of gathering evidence may include: - verbal and written questioning - student documents - checklists - teacher observation - audio and/or video recording to assess performance - presentations

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