|Faculty or Section :||USQ College|
|School or Department :||USQ College|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||17 May 2022|
University students need to produce spoken language that is fully comprehensible and clearly understood and be able to comprehend spoken texts from others. This course develops students' capacity to comprehend and produce spoken texts clearly and appropriately in English at a near native-like level. It is benchmarked to either a score of at least 73 on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) or the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) C1+ level, to meet the more complex communication demands of tertiary studies in education, in both face-to-face and digital environments and to enable students to prepare to meet future registration requirements of a range of professional disciplines.
In this course, activities in English have been organised to develop students' capacity to interact independently with fluency and spontaneity in speech at a near native-like level with native speakers of English in face to face and digital academic contexts. Focus is given to speaking and listening in both structured and unstructured spoken texts, with a particular emphasis on developing pronunciation skills for reducing communicative strain for all interlocutors.