This unit describes the speaking and listening performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required by adult learners of English as an additional language.
The focus of this unit is on advanced listening and speaking skills in English to participate in further study contexts, focusing on responding to a wide range of complex verbal instructions, interpreting and discussing ideas and opinions with others in informal contexts, and negotiating a complex exchange. The unit also requires learners to reflect on the effectiveness of their interaction.
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+


  • the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). They contribute directly to the achievement of Indicators of competence in Oral Communication at Level 4

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment must confirm the ability to: - use appropriate conventions and apply linguistic knowledge to: - respond to complex verbal instructions or questions in a study context - participate in a sustained informal interaction in a group - present a proposal or argue a case in a study context

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