Enhanced Learning


As suggested in the CLB Theoretical Framework (2013), language competencies should be embedded in tasks and contexts that are relevant and meaningful to the learners. Although each of the ten lessons has specific learning objectives, the general learning outcomes based on CLB Profile of Ability (CLB 8) for this technology-based blended learning module are:
  1. Listening: Learner can understand moderately complex formal and informal communication including abstract concepts and ideas in work-related situations.
  2. Speaking: Learner can communicate with confidence in most daily routine work situations, and present concrete and some abstract information on an expanded range of familiar topics.
  3. Reading: Learner can understand most moderately complex texts in less predictable but relevant work-related situations.
  4. Writing: Learner can write moderately complex texts on familiar concrete and some abstract topics within predictable, practical and relevant contexts of daily work-related life topics.

Lesson 1Objectives:

Listening:
  • Understands the intent of expressions and responses
  • Identifies the purpose of formal welcomes
Speaking:
  • Expresses and responds to formal welcomes
  • Provides information in a professional manner
  • Uses appropriate level of formality
Reading:
  • Interprets sequence and location signals and implied meanings
  • Infers correct sequence
  • Follows instructions as required to complete a task
Writing:
  • Conveys a sense of audience in language and format
  • Reduces information to main points with accurate supporting details
  • Addresses the purpose of the task.
Lesson 2 Objectives:

Listening:
  • Identifies implied meanings and stated and unspecified details
  • Identifies situations and relationships between participants
  • Identifies speakers’ purpose and intent
Speaking:
  • Asks follow up questions
  • Clarifies and confirms information
  • Expresses and qualifies opinions, feelings, doubts and concerns
  • Participates effectively in interactions
Reading:
  • Locates and integrates relevant information across paragraphs
  • Identifies main ideas and supporting details
Writing:
  • Uses language, format and content appropriate and relevant to the situation and audience
  • Conveys a sense of audience in language and format
  • Addresses the purpose of the task
Lesson 3 Objectives:

Listening:
  • Follows sequence markers or other linguistic clues to infer order of steps
  • Responds with actions to directions and instructions
Speaking:
  • Uses correct sequence of steps
  • Uses clear references and provides necessary details
  • Checks to confirm understanding
  • Asks relevant questions to gather, share, analyse and compare information
Reading:
  • Present the information contained in a flow chart
  • Identifies contexts and situations
Writing:
  • Provides accurate and detailed descriptions, explanations and accounts of events in clear sequence
  • Conveys clear message to the reader
  • Conveys sense of audience in language and format
Lesson 4 Objectives:

Listening:
  • Identifies emotional state, mood and attitude from tone and intonation
  • Identifies functional value of utterance (suggestions & recommendations)
Speaking:
  • Participates in professional telephone calls
  • Clarifies and confirms information
  • Describes problems and clarifies details
  • Asks relevant questions to gather, share, analyse and compare information
Reading:
  • Scans texts and makes inferences to select the relevant information
  • Identifies contexts and situations
Writing:
  • Addresses the purpose of the task
  • Uses complex structures with only occasional difficulties
  • Provides accurate and detailed descriptions, explanations and accounts of events in clear sequence
Lesson 5 Objectives

Listening:
  • Identifies speakers’ purpose and intent
  • Interprets approval and disapproval
  • Evaluates the validity of suggestions or proposed solutions
Speaking:
  • Responds to minor conflicts or complaints
  • Describes problems and clarifies details
  • Asks relevant questions to gather, share, analyse and compare information
Reading:
  • Distinguishes facts and opinions
  • Scans texts and makes inferences to select the relevant information
Writing:
  • Conveys a sense of audience in language and format for a memo
  • Conveys the intended explicit and implied meaning
  • Addresses the purpose of the task
Lesson 6 Objectives:

Listening:
  • Understands suggestions and proposed solutions
  • Identifies main ideas
  • Identifies factual information, explanations and opinions
Speaking:
  • Indicates possible solutions, recommends the best ones and gives reasons
  • Asks relevant questions
  • Appropriately opposes or supports a stand or solution
  • Presents information using connected discourse
Reading:
  • Identifies purpose of the message
  • Identifies reader /writer relationship
Writing:
  • Expresses main ideas and supports them with details
  • Conveys a clear message to the reader
  • Provides accurate and detailed descriptions
Lesson 7 Objectives:

Listening:
  • Follows sequence markers, cohesive devices or other linguistic clues to infer order of steps
  • Evaluates the validity of suggestions or proposed solutions
  • Identifies speakers’ purpose and intent
Speaking:
  • Clarifies and confirms information
  • Checks to confirm information
  • Uses correct sequence of steps
  • Describes problems and clarifies details
  • Asks relevant questions to gather, share, analyse and compare information
Reading:
  • Finds and integrates 3 or 4 pieces of information for comprehension and use
  • Scans texts and makes inferences to select the relevant information
Writing:
  • Conveys a sense of audience in language and format for an email
  • Conveys the intended explicit and implied meaning
  • Addresses the purpose of the task
Lesson 8 Objectives:

Listening:
  • Evaluates the validity of suggestions or proposed solutions
  • Identifies speakers’ purpose and intent
  • Identifies language functions
Speaking:
  • Provides accurate and somewhat detailed descriptions, explanations or accounts.
  • Shows awareness of appropriate eye contact, body language, volume and rate
  • Clarifies and confirms information
  • Makes recommendations
Reading:
  • Finds and integrates 3 or 4 pieces of information for comprehension and use
  • Scans texts and makes inferences to select the relevant information
  • Access information using effective search strategies
Writing:
  • Identifies purpose of forms and its sections
  • Spells and uses punctuation, capitalization, dates and numbers
Lesson 9 Objectives:

Listening:
  • Identifies implied meaning
  • Identifies some nuances in attitude
  • Identifies the functional value of utterance (warnings)
Speaking:
  • Opens, maintains and closes a phone conversation in a professional way
  • Asks follow up questions to keep the conversation going.
  • Indicates problems and makes recommendations
  • Asks relevant questions to gather, share, analyse and compare information
Reading:
  • Finds and integrates 3 or 4 pieces of information for comprehension and use
  • Scans texts and makes inferences to select the relevant information
Writing:
  • Conveys a sense of audience in language and format for an email
  • Conveys the intended explicit and implied meaning
  • Addresses the purpose of the task
Lesson 10 Objectives:

Listening:
  • Identifies situations and relationships between participants
  • Identifies emotional state, mood and attitude from tone and intonation
  • Understands the intent of expressions and responses
Speaking:
  • Opens, maintains and closes a meeting in a professional way
  • Hold the floor and resume after interruption
  • Uses modals with appropriate levels of politeness
  • Holds the floor, shares the floor and thanks others for their contribution
  • Asks follow up questions to keep the conversation going.
Reading:
  • Identifies register and style
  • Scans and makes inferences
  • Identifies organization of text
Writing:
  • Expresses main ideas and supports them with details
  • Coveys essential information
  • Addresses the purpose of the task


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