The Oral Communication syllabus encourages students to understand, respond to, and use English in a variety of contexts. Students will learn to use verbal and non-verbal language appropriate for communication, while building a sense of confidence and achievement in their English language skills. A You Tube clip showing you how to prepare for Oral communication assessments, students undertaking assessments and teachers and parents discussing the value of the programme https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWfS6rKidrs&t=14s
Teachers’ resource available to support the Oral Communication syllabus and the teaching of oral communication in schools. This practical guide for teachers in the planning and implementing of the Oral Communication Programme contains curriculum links, learning outcomes, teaching points and suggested learning activities. The resource is available from National Office. Price $220.00 which includes postage and packaging.
How to enter students
Oral Assessments are held throughout the year on demand. Where a school enters a large amount of students, these assessments are usually on the examination schedule for the year. Speech New Zealand is happy to organise an assessor with six weeks notice.
Please contact your local secretary if you require entry forms as these need to reach the local secretary six weeks prior to the assessment date and once received an assessor will be organised. (a minimum number of students are required so if you feel you may not have enough contact your local secretary to discuss). Entry money as well as the entry form/s need to reach the local secretary for your area six weeks prior to the assessments. Payment can be made by cheque or by direct credit. It is the teacher’s responsibility to enter the students and to ensure that payment is made prior to closing date.
The school can pay by direct credit, the bank account number can be obtained from your local secretary: The reference should contain the school’s name and the word assessments.
The local secretary will contact the teacher responsible for organising the assessments to finalise any details prior to the assessments. The school is responsible for organising the timetable and should liaise with the local secretary if they are unsure about how to do this The local secretary should receive this 2 weeks prior to the assessments. The local secretary will send the school the headed up report forms and the school needs to ensure that the report forms are ready on assessment day and that all students have a name label.
You will receive your students’ reports soon after the assessments and the badges will follow once national office receives the examiner’s results.
Certificates are also available at an additional cost, contact national office to order them.