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HSC Languages Beginners
Marking Guidelines – Oral examination

Applies to:

  • Arabic Beginners
  • Chinese Beginners
  • French Beginners
  • German Beginners
  • Indonesian Beginners
  • Italian Beginners
  • Japanese Beginners
  • Korean Beginners
  • Modern Greek Beginners
  • Spanish Beginners

Conversation

Outcomes assessed: H1.1, H1.2, H1.3

MARKING GUIDELINES
Criteria Marks
  • Converses effectively by exchanging relevant information, opinions and comment
  • Uses acceptable intonation and pronunciation
  • Demonstrates an excellent control of a variety of vocabulary and language structures
17 – 20
  • Converses using relevant information and opinions
  • Uses acceptable intonation and pronunciation in most instances
  • Demonstrates a sound knowledge of vocabulary and language structures
13 – 16
  • Expresses relevant information and opinions in response to questions
  • Demonstrates some knowledge of vocabulary and language structures
9 – 12
  • Responds to simple questions, using single words and some formulaic expressions
  • Demonstrates a basic knowledge of vocabulary and language structures
5 – 8
  • Achieves minimal communication through the use of single words and formulaic expressions
1 – 4
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