This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to listen to, understand and participate in formal spoken exchanges using English as an additional language.
It requires the ability to listen to, understand and participate in formal spoken exchanges using English language capabilities equivalent to ISLPR® 3.
The unit applies to individuals from language backgrounds other than English who are learning English language and require speaking and listening skills equivalent to ISLPR® 3.
o culturally appropriate language
o high frequency idioms and colloquial expressions
o participant reference in casual conversations
o strategies to maintain and extend discourse
o dependent and independent clauses
o cohesive devices
o time and place markers
o verb tenses
o topical vocabulary
o turn taking
o opening and closing