This unit describes the speaking and listening performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required in further study by adult learners of English as an additional language.
The focus of this unit is on listening and speaking skills in English to participate in further study contexts that involve making straightforward verbal requests and suggestions, relating and responding to verbal instructions, and participating in group work and informal group discussions.
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 Speaking 2+ / 3 and Listening 2+ / 3


  • the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of ACSF indicators of competence in Oral Communication at Level 3.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment must confirm the ability to: - use straightforward conventions and apply linguistic knowledge to: - make requests and suggestions with supporting evidence - respond to and give instructions in a study context - prepare for group work in a further study context - participate in informal discussions in a study context which are of sufficient duration to allow learners to demonstrate consistency of performance and use a range of discourse strategies

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