Oral Language Courses
The Australian Curriculum (ACARA) requires that “students become increasingly proficient at active listening, strategic and respectful questioning and using language to share information and negotiate meaning and outcomes. They interact across an increasing range of curriculum contexts and purposes in pair, group or whole-class oral interactions.
These PETAA courses recognise that oral language is essential for learning and vocabulary development, and that listening and speaking are important to include as part of each learning area, rather than as separate subjects. It is through interaction that communication with others begins, these courses demonstrate how developing strong oral language skills is fundamental to developing efficient reading and writing – and provide teachers the tools they need share that knowledge with their students.