What Students Should Know About 2018 HSC Languages Oral Examinations?

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What are the important guidelines for 2018 HSC Languages Oral Examinations?

2018 HSC Languages and Oral Exam Time Table has been published on NSW Education Standards Authority According to the information, the exams will take place from 9 August to 15 September 2018. Students preparing for the language tests should speed-up their preparation.

Find the exam date sheet here and also find important tips for exam preparation

Arabic Beginners

Arabic Continuers

Saturday 25 August Oral Examination Saturday 25 August Oral Examination
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation

Arabic Extension

Armenian Continuers

Saturday 15 September Oral Examination Saturday 18 August Oral Examination 
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Monologue 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion

Chinese Beginners

Chinese Continuers

Saturday 8 September Oral Examination Saturday 11 August Oral Examination
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation

Chinese in Context

Chinese Extension

Saturday 8 September Oral Examination Saturday 15 September Oral Examination
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Discussion 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Monologue

Croatian Continuers

Dutch Continuers

Saturday 11 August Oral Examination Saturday 11 August Oral Examination
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion

Filipino Continuers

French Beginners

Saturday 1 September Oral Examination Saturday 1 September Oral Examination
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation

French Continuers

French Extension

Saturday 18 August Oral Examination Saturday 15 September Oral Examination
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Monologue

German Beginners

German Continuers

Saturday 1 September Oral Examination Saturday 11 August Oral Examination
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation

German Extension

Saturday 15 September Oral Examination
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Monologue

Hindi Continuers

Hungarian Continuers

Saturday 18 August Oral Examination  Saturday 11 August Oral Examination 
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion

Indonesian Beginners

Indonesian Continuers

Saturday 8 September Oral Examination Saturday 25 August Oral Examination
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation

Indonesian in Context

Italian Beginners

Saturday 15 September Oral Examination Saturday 8 September Oral Examination
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Monologue 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation

Italian Continuers

Italian Extension

Saturday 11 August Oral Examination Saturday 15 September Oral Examination
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Monologue

Japanese Beginners

Japanese Continuers

Saturday 8 September Oral Examination Saturday 25 August Oral Examination
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation

Japanese in Context

Japanese Extension

Saturday 8 September Oral Examination Saturday 15 September Oral Examination
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Discussion 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Monologue

Khmer Continuers

Korean Beginners

Saturday 18 August Oral Examination  Saturday 8 September Oral Examination
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation

Korean Continuers

Korean in Context

Saturday 8 September Oral Examination Saturday 8 September Oral Examination
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Discussion

Macedonian Continuers

Maltese Continuers

Saturday 1 September Oral Examination  Saturday 11 August Oral Examination 
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion

Modern Greek Beginners

Modern Greek Continuers

Saturday 1 September Oral Examination Saturday 18 August Oral Examination
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation

Modern Greek Extension

Modern Hebrew Continuers

Saturday 15 September Oral Examination Thursday 9 August Oral Examination
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Monologue 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion

Polish Continuers

Portuguese Continuers

Saturday 1 September Oral Examination Saturday 18 August Oral Examination 
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion

Punjabi Continuers

Russian Continuers

Saturday 1 September Oral Examination  Saturday 18 August Oral Examination 
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion

Serbian Continuers

Spanish Beginners

Saturday 11 August Oral Examination  Saturday 1 September Oral Examination
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation

Spanish Continuers

Spanish Extension

Saturday 11 August Oral Examination Saturday 15 September Oral Examination
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Monologue

Swedish Continuers

Saturday 11 August Oral Examination 
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion

Tamil Continuers

Turkish Continuers

Saturday 18 August Oral Examination  Saturday 1 September Oral Examination 
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion

Ukrainian Continuers

Vietnamese Continuers

Saturday 11 August Oral Examination  Saturday 25 August Oral Examination 
9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Conversation and discussion

(Note: Data courtesy of educationstandards.nsw.edu.au)

What is important for students?

It is an oral examination hence the preparation should be different from the preparation for written test. The first thing you need to do is to understand the exam format.

Here’s the simplified version of the format of the oral language test

Time: The time factor is more important as it varies from one exam to another. The test is taken in the form of a conversation between student and the examiner. Beginners are given 5-minute for the test and Continuers have 10-minute to answer the questions.

Questions: The questions are related to the personal world of the student but the examiner relates those questions to the test syllabus. In Context language test, the student explores the subject with his examiner. He discusses everything from his personal findings to the references. In Extension language test, students are given a choice in questions and they are asked to speak for at least three minutes.

Oral Question Format: You should carefully listen to the questions asked and if you have any difficulty in understanding a question, you should opt for one of the following options:

  • Request the examiner to repeat the question
  • Ask for clarification
  • Ask to rephrase the questions in the exam-language

Note: You might make punctuation or grammar related mistakes while answering the questions. But you have the option to correct the mistake, if you know what mistake you made.

The time table of the oral tests could make you run for your test preparation but wait before you jump on a marathon study schedule. If you study the question formats, you will find that it would easier to prepare for a test with home tuitions and VProgress has the tutors that can provide real help in preparation for the language tests.

What is the advantage of home tuitions in Oral Test?

VProgress Oral HSC Exam Tutors become examiners for students. Your teacher from VProgress would create a real like atmosphere and take your interview in a real like exam setting and the outcome of this preparation would be amazing.

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