see four different Learning Outcomes from the Certificate in Spoken and Written English (CSWE) 2013 – there is a selection of levels / proficiency and skill focus.
select one level of CSWE and use this as the basis for selecting texts (spoken, written or visual) and designing the activities.
LEARNING OUTCOME – 1
Demonstrate understanding of short informal conversation
Assessment criteria Conditions and method of assessment
1.1 Identify social context and topic of conversation
1.2 Identify other explicitly stated information in the conversation Text:
?? is on a highly familiar topic
?? contains 4 adjacency pairs, including opening and closing
?? is a dialogue with 2 speakers
?? is heard up to 3 times
Learners are given questions about context, topic and pieces of information before listening.
?? may be spoken or written
?? need not be grammatically correct or in sentence form but errors must not interfere with meaning
Learners listen to short casual conversations between eg:
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