LANG110 – Level 1 Listening

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Module code
LANG110
Module title
Level 1 Listening
Prescription
This module aims to develop listening skills necessary to meet basic needs of students at a CEFR A2 level. It will enable students to understand phrases and expressions related to areas of immediate needs of a concrete type. Students will be able to understand speech which is clearly and slowly articulated.
Programmes
  • EL1501
NZQA Level
Level 1
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
100
Self directed hours
50
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Identify gist, context, feelings, opinions and relationships in short conversations, both formal and informal, connected with familiar topics.
Demonstrate understanding of simple questions, statements, narratives, directions, explanations and/or instructions.
Extract and reproduce key information, including detail, from simple spoken messages and announcements.
Content
Phonological features
• phonological detail to distinguish between similar words
• stress and intonation in simple and compound sentences
• feelings, moods, attitudes, important points and opinions expressed through stress and intonation.

Range
• key grammatical forms used in common everyday contexts and situations
• high frequency vocabulary and basic phrases relating to areas of immediate personal relevance in straightforward familiar formal and informal exchanges.

Gist
• texts illustrating main ideas in short, clear, simple messages, presentations and announcements, explanations, narratives and instructions
• conversational texts demonstrating topic, purpose, context, speakers, relationships and opinions

Detail
• key words, phrases, numbers and spellings in announcements and messages.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Key approaches to instruction include selection of authentic and semi-authentic language models; clear contextualisation and effective presentation of new language; varied interaction – individual, pair, group, whole-class activities including:
- task-based activities
- project-based learning
- enquiry-based learning
- integration of language skills
- focus on accuracy and fluency
- effective treatment of errors
- valid and reliable assessment
- integration of current technologies
- flipped classroom
- workplace integration
- cultural competence
- soft skills
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple assessment tasks, not tests alone. To pass this module, students must attempt and pass all assessment tasks. Assessment must be in a supportive environment (see NZQA guidelines).