Conversational English – Intermediate
Workplace Literacy & Numeracy (WPLN)

About Course

Through this module, participants will be trained to use simple learned and some new simple phrases containing familiar vocabulary, spoken slowly with frequent repetition. They will be able to satisfy basic survival needs and very routine social demands. At the end of this module, the participant will be able to handle routine entry level jobs that involve basic to intermediate oral or written communication in English and in which all tasks can be demonstrated.


Course Outline

  • Demonstrate accurate pronunciation of words and sounds when they are modified by adjacent sounds.
  • Pronounce the eight regular morphological inflections (plural, possessive, third-person singular present tense, past tense, present participle, past participle, comparative degree and superlative degree.
  • Demonstrate accurate pronunciation of words in connected speech.
  • Use basic stress and intonation patterns in English words and sentences accurately (e.g., rising intonation for yes/no questions, emphasis).
  • Use reduced forms in high-frequency expressions (e.g., gonna).
  • Use high frequency words, phrases, phrasal verbs and simple idioms that are used in a variety of everyday contexts.
  • Use simple words, phrases and idioms drawn from functional life skill topics.
  • Use contracted forms. Use imperative constructions. Use negative constructions.
  • Use noun plurals. Use the possessive form of nouns and pronouns.
  • Use intermediate level grammar and structures (e.g.,simple past, modals, real conditional, present perfect, compound simple sentences).
  • Use comparative forms of adjectives. Use comparative forms of adverbs.
  • Engage in simple conversations (ask about personal information e.g., name, address, phone number, including wh-questions.).
  • Express simple feelings.
  • Use abbreviated forms of speech (e.g., Want some?).
  • Communicate the topic, main idea or gist while speaking.
  • Emphasise key points to guide listeners in following important ideas.
  • Switch between standard and non standard dialects as the situations warrants (use colloquial language when appropriate).


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