Level 3 (General) Speaking
This module aims to develop speaking skills required to use language for general communication at a CEFR high B1 level. This will enable students to communicate with some confidence in familiar routine and non-routine situations. Students will be able to express thoughts and ideas on more abstract, cultural topics.
- Learning Outcomes
- Participate in routine social conversations, exchanging information for most everyday purposes.
Give step-by-step instructions or directions for everyday activities.
Give informal presentations about events, simple processes, or to describe or compare things.
- Range Control
-slow to normal speech rate
-clear and intelligible pronunciation and intonation.
-everyday life communications for work and/or study situations
-control of a range of linguistic features.
-casual or semi-formal situations
-a range of face-to-face spoken interactions in familiar contexts.
A list of grammar and language functions can be found in the Overview of Content for the Writing module.
A list of possible topics is included in the syllabus document and can be found at http://www.cityandguilds.gr/el/EnLangCer/WrittenExamsIESOL/AssessmentGuide/Documents/IESOLqualificationhandbookOct2009v02.pdf
- 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; information-gap activities; task-based activities; integration of skills; focus on accuracy and fluency; effective treatment of errors; valid and reliable assessment; integration of current technologies
- 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.