This course aim is to enable individuals with the necessary communication tool to tackle complex subject matter and a need for various levels of formality in language and construction. They select text type, subject matter and language to suit specific audiences and purposes.
Competence at this level will enable learners to participate effectively in oral communication in most situations. Learners at this level are aware of their audiences and purposes for communication. They are able to adopt the style and language register required in different situations. They can usually identify the assumptions and inferences in what people say. They speak fluently and confidently in both formal and familiar settings and can articulate their purpose and meaning clearly. They can use language to convey detailed information, and to express their ideas and feelings. They control complex sentence structures and the use of tenses in their spoken communications.
- respond critically yet sensitively as a listener
- analyse own responses to spoken texts and adjust as required
- use strategies to be an effective speaker in sustained oral interactions
- evaluate spoken discourse
- write for a specified audience and purpose
- use language structures and features to produce coherent and cohesive texts for a wide range of contexts
- draft own writing and edit to improve clarity and correctness
- use a range of reading and viewing strategies to understand the literal meaning of specific texts
- use strategies for extracting implicit messages in texts
- respond to selected texts in a manner appropriate to the context
- explore and explain how language structures and features may influence a reader.
- write effectively and creatively on a range of topics
- Write for a specified audience and purpose.
- Use language structures and features.
- Draft own writing and edit to improve clarity and correctness.
- Write effectively and creatively on a range of topics
- Choose language structures and features to suit communicative purposes
- Edit writing for fluency and unity
- Extract meaning from a variety of literary texts.
- Identify and explain features that influence response to texts.
- Produce own texts in response to literary texts.
- Interact successfully with audience in oral communication.
- Use strategies that capture and retain the interest of an audience.
- Identify and respond to manipulative use of language.