“Participating in Oracy gave me the skills and confidence to be able to converse with people of all walks of life and to articulate my views. It broadened my love of reading and, in my chosen career of the Science of Nursing, it has enabled me to empathise with patients, talk with their families and give lectures at university."
Oracy Australia is aligned with the Speaking & Listening strand of the Western Australian English Curriculum within the scope of Language for interaction and provides schools with affordable English Communication Assessments which are carried out on-site by qualified assessors. The focus is on Language for interaction between speaker and listener.
We offer flexible syllabuses which cater for the development of communication, presentation and performance skills.
The following assessments are available:
- Oral English
- English as a Second Language
- Group Speaking
We also offer the facility of selecting the date during the school calendar most convenient to your school.
Your students will gain the following important skills which will prepare them for future success:
- Confidence and self-esteem
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively
- Listening skills
- Enhanced comprehension
- Interpersonal skills
- Spontaneity and quick thinking
- Appreciation of language and literature
“Creating an authentic and valid Speaking and Listening task is often a challenge for classroom teachers. For more than a decade I have used ORACY and when we use this format this meets the curriculum requirements. It is therefore integrated as part of the Year 8 course to assess both components. We love ORACY because:
- Students’ level of engagement is high.
- We see students’ confidence grow and develop.
- Students’ presentations are wide ranging showing a depth of understanding and knowledge.
- Those who often struggle with written tasks can demonstrate a wide range of skills and abilities in the ORACY assessment."
Head of English, St George’s Anglican Grammar School
Booking an assessment for your school is easy:
Step 1: Read Notes for Assessment Organiser which will assist you to fill in the booking form.
Step 2: Fill in the booking form requesting your preferred date for assessment accompanied by the $50 non-refundable registration fee.
Step 3: On confirmation of your booking, you will receive access to the resources section for teachers to assist you to prepare your students for assessment.
Step 4: Plan your time-table. Use the Master Time-Table to fill in your school’s recess and lunch times and fill in the students’ names. Note: 5 junior students and 4 senior students are assessed in an hour.
Step 5: To help you organise your school’s assessment please read Assessment Day Organisation which will give you information on how to arrange the room on the day and which forms to have prepared for the assessor.