Learning Competencies

Topics: UCI race classifications, Tour de Georgia, Culture Pages: 6 (1009 words) Published: March 11, 2014
LEARNING COMPETENCIES
ENGLISH III
LISTENING
1.
Shift from one listening strategy to another depending on the text and one¶s purpose for listening
1.1
Use attentive listening with informative texts and analytical and critical listening with argumentative texts
1.2
Single out reasons cited in argumentative texts and assess the worth of ideas presented based on a set of criteria
1.2.1 Determine whether arguments and conclusions are logical or illogical 1.2.2 Determine the stand of a speaker on a given issue
1.2.3 Determine the assumptions underlying the arguments of a speaker 1.2.4 Pick out discrepancies and inconsistencies in supporting ideas 1.2.5 Determine the effectiveness of closing statements in arguments 1.3

Determine the information map suited to informative classificatory texts (tree diagrams), informative process texts (flow charts) and contrastive argumentative texts (grid) 1.4
Listen to get the different sides of social, moral and economic issues affecting the nation presented in panel discussions
1.4.1 Identify the speaker¶s stand on an issue by noting explicit and implicit signals (e.g. choice of words to highlight or downplay assertions made)
1.4.2 Compare the stand and attitudes of newscasters and panel discussants
2.
Demonstrate openness when listening to statements contrary to one¶s beliefs 16
2.1
Take into account the context and situations that gave rise to statements contrary to one¶s stand
2.1.1 Take note of cultural differences underlying contradictory views 2.2
Explore opportunities for obtaining varied views on a given issue by listening to debates and talk shows
3.
Listen to important points signaled by pausing and a slow rate of speech 3.1

Identify explicit signals given by the speaker (e.g. ³ this is important«´) to underscore a point
4.
Process speech at different rates when listening to informative and argumentative texts
4.1
Determine what was left out and highlighted in informative and argumentative texts
4.2
Supply gaps in a listening text caused by acoustic disturbance 5.
Express appreciation of award-winning protest and patriotic songs and radio plays 5.1
Listen to appreciate the sound effects and dramatic interpretations employed in radio plays
5.2
Listen to appreciate the melody, rhythm, and lyrics of award winning songs used as musical themes in movies
SPEAKING
1.
Give a persuasive talk on an issue adjusting one¶s rate/volume of speaking and register to suit the topic, audience, and setting in a communication situation 1.1
Use pausing and a slow rate of speech to signal important points in one¶s talk
1.2
Use explicit signals (e.g. ³This is important«´) to underscore or highlight a point in one¶s talk
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2.
Express needs, opinions, feelings, and attitudes implicitly through analogy using information transfer strategies
2.1
Elicit and give information using different types of questions to seek clarification and verification of responses made
2.2
Present arguments in debates and argumentative texts
2.3
Give information obtained from varied sources: talks, periodicals, mass media
2.4
Convey information using technological aids (e.g. projectors, LCD, etc.) 2.5
Negotiate using the telephone and other communication gadgets 2.6
Use verbal (paraphrase, translation, circumlocution) as well as non-verbal

communication strategies in extended oral reports/discourse 3.
Use conversational gambits in face-to face interactions to obtain information, express modified agreements, etc.
3.1
Conduct interviews to determine opinion on issues affecting the nation 3.2
Use

verbal

(paraphrase,

translation,

circumlocution)

as

well

as

non-verbal

communication strategies and communication check to forestall and repair breakdown in communication
4.
Arrive at a consensus by reconciling views on national issues and/or issues raised 4.1
Agree/disagree with assertions made by justifying one¶s stand in open forum, informative talks,...
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