LANG461 – Level 4 (Employment) - Speaking

Module code
Module title
Level 4 (Employment) - Speaking
This module aims to develop speaking skills to meet employment needs of students at a CEFR mid B2 level. They will be able to participate in discussions and give clear, detailed descriptions and presentations on a wide range of subjects related to their field of employment.
  • EL1804
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Participate in a wide range of work-related situations, providing concrete and some abstract information in small group discussions or meetings.
Give detailed presentations about events to describe or compare and contrast at least two events and/or procedures.
Give instructions and directions for technical and non-technical work-related tasks, procedures and processes.

Range Control
- normal speech rate with fluency and some spontaneity
- clear and relatively natural pronunciation and intonation .
- confidently speech is expressed with regard for relevant conventions
- simple and some complex structures and connect ideas.

- adaptation of style and register
- Engagement in 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.
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 all assessment tasks.

Learning and Teaching Resource
An extended reading list will be supplied by the tutor at commencement of the course. This will be updated annually.

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