SAQA All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.
SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Engage in speaking/signing and listening interactions 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
119642  Engage in speaking/signing and listening interactions 
ORIGINATOR
SGB GET/FET Language and Communication 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
ETDP SETA - Education, Training and Development Practices Sector Education and Training Authority 
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 04 - Communication Studies and Language Language 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
ABET Level 2  Regular-Fundamental  Below Level 1  Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard replaces: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
12445  Engage in speaking and listening interactions  Below Level 1  Level TBA:Pre-2009 BelowL1   

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard will be useful for signers who are acquiring an additional language, and wish to communicate orally/in sign with speakers of other languages on a simple level in various contexts and situations. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
Listening and speaking/signing skills in the target language at ABET Level 1. 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
This standard applies only to learners acquiring an additional language. Mother tongue/1st language speakers/signers starting an ABET learning programme for the purposes of acquiring literacy are assumed to have these skills.

Notes on range:

Broadly, the settings and situations in which learners perform their oral/signing ability are similar across ABET levels 1-3. What differs is the extent and complexity of the vocabulary and grammatical structures that they bring to the task, as well as an increasing level of clarity, fluency and confidence.
  • Learners should be able to communicate:
    > One to one, in small groups, in larger discussion groups
    > By telephone
    > With friends and family, acquaintances and strangers
    > With professionals, officials and colleagues
    > With peers, subordinates and superiors
  • Learners should be able to communicate in the following settings, in routine situations:
    > Social
    > Work (e.g. simple accident reports)
    > Study community and religious contexts
    > Doctor / clinic / hospital
    > Official / commercial (e.g. post-office, bank)
  • Tasks and activities include:
    > Reading aloud (prepared, not impromptu)/signing/presenting
    > Telling stories (personal, traditional, second-hand)
    > Word games/sign games
    > Songs and hymns
    > Commenting on TV, movies, radio programmes, texts read/viewed, current topical issues
    > Performing role plays, simple speeches, class presentations
    > Making arrangements and plans, giving directions for finding places
    > Everyday classroom interaction, giving and receiving feedback on performance
    > Taking part in meetings.
  • Learners` vocabulary and language use shows the following:
    >Listening vocabulary embraces a variety of everyday contexts
    > Speaking/signing vocabulary is still limited, but with some range and variety
    > A growing range of grammatical structures and idioms is used
    > Grammar and vocabulary mistakes do not obscure meaning
    > Pronunciation/sign production may not be entirely accurate but should be comprehensible. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Initiate and maintain conversation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Greetings and leave taking conventions are used appropriately in informal and some formal situations. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Formal and informal register are distinguished and used appropriately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Topic of conversation is followed or changed. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Turns in conversation are taken and yielded. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Cross-cultural differences in body language are identified and used appropriately. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Ask for and give information, explanations, directions and instructions. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Personal information is asked for and given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Questions are clearly phrased. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Questions are repeated and explained where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Answers given are sufficiently clear for the listener's/audience's purpose. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    Answers are repeated and explained where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    Clarification of questions and/ or answers is asked for where necessary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
    Own and other person`s understanding is checked. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 8 
    Translation into other languages is used where helpful. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Make and respond to offers and requests. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Offers and requests are made, using polite or conversational language appropriately; allowing for acceptance or refusal; and with sensitivity to the audience. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Responses are made, using polite or conversational language appropriately; clearly showing acceptance, refusal or hesitation; and with sensitivity to the listener. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Own and other person`s understanding is checked. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Express and respond to opinions and feelings. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    Opinions are given. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    Feelings are expressed in appropriate vocabulary. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    Own opinions and feelings are linked to the topic of discussion. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    The opinions and feelings expressed by others are responded to appropriately. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
    Listen and respond to oral text. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    The main message is identified. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    The literal meaning of the text is understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    The likely purpose is identified reasonably accurately. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    Own experience and knowledge is used to respond to an oral text. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    Accreditation Options:
  • Providers of learning towards this unit standard will need to meet the accreditation requirements of Umalusi, the ETQA for General and Further Education.

    Moderation Options:
  • The moderation requirements of this ETQA must be met in order to award credit to learners for this unit standard. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Learners can understand and explain that languages have certain features and conventions, which can be manipulated. Language has aesthetic, affective, cultural, social and political dimensions. Learners can apply this knowledge and adapt language to suit different contexts, audiences and purposes. 

    UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
  • Identify and solve problems: in groups in oral activities.
  • Reflect on and explore a variety of strategies to learn more effectively: listening skills include listening for meaning in order to learn. 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO WORKING 
    Work effectively with others and in teams: using interactive speech in activities and discussion in a group. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and one`s activities responsibly and effectively: through using language. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information: collecting information at a basic level. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, mathematical and/or language skills: in formal and informal situations. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Be culturally and aesthetically sensitive across a range of social contexts: listening and speaking skills enhance understanding and discussion of such issues. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO CONTRIBUTING 
    Participate as responsible citizens in the life of local, national and global communities: listening and speaking skills enable people to participate effectively in such processes. 

    UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    Assessors should keep the following general principles in mind when designing and conducting assessments against this unit standard:
  • Focus the assessment activities on gathering evidence in terms of the main outcome expressed in the title to ensure assessment is integrated rather than fragmented. Remember we want to declare the person competent in terms of the title. Where assessment at title level is unmanageable, then focus assessment around each specific outcome, or groups of specific outcomes. Do not focus the assessment activities on each assessment criterion. Rather make sure the assessment activities focus on outcomes and are sufficient to enable evidence to be gathered around all the assessment criteria.
  • At this level errors are expected. Assessors must use professional judgement in evaluating competence. Make sure evidence is gathered across the range as expressed under the title. Specific range statements under individual outcomes or assessment criteria are illustrations, from which learning programme developers can select. Assessment activities should be as close to the real performance as possible, and where simulations or role-plays are used, there should be supporting evidence to show the candidate is able to perform in the real situation.
  • The task of the assessor is to gather sufficient evidence, of the prescribed type and quality, as specified in this unit standard, that the candidate can achieve the outcomes again and again. This means assessors will have to judge how many repeat performances are required before they believe the performance can be reproduced.
  • All assessments should be conducted in line with the following well documented principles: assessment should be appropriate, fair, manageable, integrated into work or learning, valid, and consistent. Evidence should be authentic, sufficient, and current.
  • Assessment of this standard can be carried out through continuous assessment of speaking and listening skills throughout the course of study and specific oral performances assessed in context. (e.g. presentations, role plays, group discussions, speeches etc). 

  • REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard replaces unit standard 12445, " Engage in speaking and listening interactions, ABET Level 2, 6 credits. 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Fundamental  65969   General Education and Training Certificate: Human Settlements Development  Level 1  NQF Level 01  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. Kaleidoscope Human Resources (Pty) LTD 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.