The competence goals for level 4 in the competence area oral skills are:

At this level the adult should be able to

  • adopt and use new technical terms in new situations
  • make use of a repertoire of varied learning strategies
  • adapt and comprehend the use of non-verbal signals of communication
  • adapt and comprehend the importance of the choice of words and their usage in various settings
  • adapt communication strategies to the recipient, purpose and context

Oral skills can be applied in various ways in the working life, private life and educational activities. The examples below are illustrative and could be extended with other examples that are relevant to a person.
  • remain updated on political party programmes presented on TV and form an opinion on them
  • understand and assess information in encounters with public agencies
  • be an attentive listener when others describe their life situation
  • listen actively and critically to a telephone salesperson
  • determine what kinds of information should be included in the minutes of a meeting
  • understand technical presentations related to one’s own workplace
  • understand and follow work instructions
  • relate to the use of humour and irony in conversations with colleagues
  • understand and assess a description of a workplace accident
  • follow presentations in vocational training with no special facilitation
  • notice hints from other course participants regarding one’s own efforts in group sessions
  • comprehend and remember new concepts introduced at training sessions
  • receive feedback on a presentation in a constructive manner
  • lead a project
  • participate in a discussion on health and use relevant medical terms

Source: Vox, Norwegian Agency for Lifelong Learning (2013) Competence goals for basic skills - Examples of local curricula in reading and writing, numeracy, digital skills and oral skills (url)