This unit describes the skills and knowledge required by EAL learners to present and listen to complex oral presentations in English in an employment or professional context.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills and knowledge: - vocabulary and expressions relevant to employment related topics or interests; - a wide range of common collocations; - simple, compound and complex sentences with a range of subordinate clauses; - a wide range of verb tenses and verb forms, including active and passive; - most modal forms; - a wide range of phrasal verbs which include a number of particles; - a wide range of adjectives, adverbs, adverbial phrases and prepositional phrases to describe and convey information and expand on ideas; - a wide range of discourse markers to develop ideas and their relationship to each other, to interpret and convey meaning, signal intention; - a wide range of conjunctions; - use intelligible pronunciation; - demonstrates generally appropriate flow of speech though may have occasional repetition, hesitation or self-correction; - use tone, intonation and stress to influence meaning in spoken language; - a range of registers, styles and conventions used in oral presentations in an employment or professional context; - a wide range of common idioms and colloquial expressions as they relate to spoken texts relevant to presentations in an employment or professional context; - an awareness of English varieties; - a range of verbal and paralinguistic strategies; - recognition of a range of cues for inferred meaning, and; - distinguish fact and opinion, irony, understatement, exaggeration in oral texts.

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