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LANG310 – Level 3 (Academic) - Listening

Module code
Module title
Level 3 (Academic) - Listening
This module aims to develop listening skills required to understand language at a CEFR low B2 level. It will enable students to understand extended speech and complex lines of argument on reasonably familiar topics.
  • EL1803
NZQA Level
Level 3
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate understanding of a short spoken text and apply information in English for an academic purpose
Identify main points, speakers, purposes and/or attitudes including abstract concepts in extended discussions on familiar topics.
Extract and reproduce key information from informal and semi-formal presentations on a range of familiar topics.
Phonological features
-stress, intonation and pitch to follow discourse
-feelings, moods, attitudes, important points and opinions expressed through stress and intonation.

-a broad range of grammatical forms used in familiar and some unfamiliar contexts
-high-to-medium frequency vocabulary and expressions relating to familiar and some unfamiliar topics.

-the main ideas in clearly structured presentations, conversations and discussions on familiar and unfamiliar topics.

-information from presentations, conversations and discussions on familiar and unfamiliar topics.


A list of grammar and language functions can be found in the Overview of Content for LANG313.

A list of possible topics is included in the syllabus document and can be found at
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
Assessment Criteria
The portfolio is comprised of multiple assessment tasks, not tests alone. To pass this module, students must attempt and pass all summative assessment tasks.

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