2.2.1 Language skills: Oracy and literacy

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Welcome to the “Language skills: Oracy and literacy” Section of the ENRICH CPD Course. This Section defines the notion of language skills, both in its traditional receptive and productive components of listening, reading, speaking, and writing, and in its CEFR subdivision of communicative activities. It includes a reflective discussion of the notions of spoken and written language as are traditionally presented in coursebooks and classroom practice and in its realizations in real life, which unveils how oracy and literacy are changing in new global societal contexts. Specific attention is paid to how learners of English are increasingly exposed to a variety of Englishes and to ELF. The ELF-aware perspective requires a change in oracy development in terms of aural and spoken comprehension and the introduction of the notion of intelligibility. This Section includes three Activities in total.

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This Section includes the following Activities:

  • Activity 1: Language skills components and patterns
  • Activity 2.1: Language skills in real life and in the classroom (a)
  • Activity 2.2: Language skills in real life and in the classroom (b)
  • Activity 3: Listening and speaking *

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How to cite this section:

Lopriore, L. (2021). Language skills: Oracy and literacy [Online Lecture]. In N. Sifakis and S. Kordia (Eds.), The ENRICH Continuous Professional Development Course. The ENRICH Project. (http://enrichproject.eu/lessons/166-2-2-1-language-skills)


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