A new section of the blog opening up here, new project and all that... English Oz is a gathering of teaching/learning resources catering to units, elements and performance criteria featured in the Australian ESL Framework, and in particular the Victorian Certificates in ESL. No doubt they should cater well to a variety of other formal EFL/ESL programs around the world as well (hopefully without requiring too much in the way of adaptation).
The resource featured here in this post is geared at Certificate III in ESL (Access) and interpreting an informational oral text.
It features one of Mrs. Raven's hand-chosen topics of interest (L'Oréal and one of Melbourne's fashion festivals), so I am assuming there may be teachers out there with students who have similar fashionable interests!
Here's the source video/listening text:
This is the activity sheet that can be downloaded, printed and used in class with learners:
And here is the TG version with prompts and ideas to help you apply and scaffold each section of the activity sheet in a classroom, small group or even online teaching setting:
The style of the activity sheets is rather open, to encourage a flexible discussion-based and exploratory style of teaching/learning rather than pre-set questions with closed answer options. There are also some pointers to extension activities to apply the content more vigorously or to connect with other outcomes in reading, writing and speaking.
You may notice that the formal aspects of the unit are well signposted. In many ways this resource is set up to facilitate very clear learning outcomes that can be easily audited and/or used for private study/application and in turn become clear evidence for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) in formal award-based programs.
For those interested, here are some of the formal Cert III ESL components targeted and tracked through the activities:
Unit C22 (VPAU503): Give and respond to a range of straightforward instructions and informational texts.
Element 1: Interpret an informational oral text
Performance Criteria 1.1: Identify the context, topic and purpose of an informational oral text
Performance Criteria 1.2: Outline main ideas, opinions and attitudes expressed
Performance Criteria 1.3: Locate supporting information or details
Performance Criteria 1.4: Identify the tone and register of the text, and any inferred meaning
Performance Criteria 1.5: Express an opinion about the ideas or issues raised