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LANG451 – Level 4 (Academic) Speaking

Module code
Module title
Level 4 (Academic) Speaking
This module aims to develop speaking skills to meet academic needs of students at a CEFR mid B2 level. They will be able to use the language fluently, accurately and effectively on a wide range of academic topics. Students will be able to give clear detailed descriptions and presentations, expanding and supporting ideas.
  • EL1504
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Deliver an oral presentation in English for an academic purpose.
Participate in a variety of academic situations, providing concrete and some abstract information in small group and pair discussions.
Give suggestions, recommendations and/or advice for education-related purposes.
Range Control
-normal speech rate with fluency and some spontaneity
-clear and relatively natural pronunciation and intonation.
-confident speech with regard for relevant conventions
-simple and some complex structures and connected ideas.

-style and register adaptation
-a range of face-to-face spoken interactions in an academic context.


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
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.

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