Speaking and listening

Speaking and Listening refers to the various formal and informal ways oral language is used to convey and receive meaning.

 

It involves the development and demonstration of knowledge about the appropriate oral language for particular audiences and occasions, including body language and voice. It also involves the development of active-listening strategies and an understanding of the conventions of different spoken texts.

Speaking and Listening are important skills throughout the entire curriculum. Students are given opportunities to listen to a variety of people both within the classroom and beyond it. Students speak to their peers, the whole school and adults. Being a capable speaker and listener instils valuable confidence in students, leading to greater opportunities in their school life and beyond.