Speaking & Listening Assessment With ASCA

Twice a year, Talent Club Australia invites experts from the Australian Speech and Communication Association (ASCA), to assess and certify our students’ Public Speaking and Listening skills. Demonstrating the efficacy of both our SpeaksCraft Program; over the years 75% of Talent Club students have consistently been awarded Distinctions or High Distinctions! (We’re extremely proud)

Accross the board earning acclaim from ASCA Examiners. We are thrilled to offer this opportunity for our TCA students; year after year;  to build their academic profiles – and have something to show for their communication skills development!

We highly encourage our TCA Students, who’ve been with us for two term of more; to register and take part in this opportunity!

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Talent Club Australia runs ASCA Focus Groups in an effort support students in preparation and execution before they take the ASCA Exam. To consolidate their learnings from their regular classes, with a focus on ASCA style assesment feedback from experienced coaches who have witnessed the ASCA Examination. 

ASCA EXAM Focus Group - Online Interactive

ASCA EXAM Focus Group - Face to Face (Ponds Community Hub)

ASCA EXAM Focus Group - Face to Face (Epping)

What is ASCA? Australian Speech and Communication Association (click on the picture on the right to visit the ASCA website) is an organization that promotes and helps the development of oral communication and listening skills in education, professional, and social spheres. ASCA offers a series of finely graded oral exams that encourage and challenge candidates of all ages and levels.

Who is eligible? Any TCA students interested in taking on this assessment challenge are eligible. There are no specific eligibility requirements since engaging in this assessment can help students evaluate their abilities. We recommend that both parents and students refer to their previous term progress reports and class coach feedback before registering for the exam. After registration, TCA Teams collaborate with regular coaches to decide the most suitable Grade Level for the students

Which year groups can register for the Exam? ASCA has different grade exams for school years Kindergarten – Year 12. All students within these school grades may apply.

What happens during the exam? Typically an exam is between 10 – 25 minutes (depending on grade level appropriately allocated to your child). The syllabus will include between 3 to 5 sections, all of which need to be prepared in advance by the students (excepet the Impromtu Exchange) Details of the exact requirements for each section will be in the Grade Syllabus – a copy of the entire syllabus is on the ASCA website, and also  will be sent to you by TCA upon registration.

Should you register for ASCA Focus Groups? Yes the SpeaksCraft program is already aligned with the ASCA learning outcomes, and students have been practicing their speaking skills to meet these learning outcomes on a weekly basis. And certainly; for the TCA + ASCA Exam, we’re happy to offer our students with resources, and support. However, we also highly encourage students to enroll for ASCA Focus Coaching which gives students Exam Style feedback and more thoroughly supports them in speech preperation.  Everything from text selection to speaking stratergies. 

A typical exam may will include 3-5 sections; including:

  • Personal Project: Students are asked to present a speech eg. informative, or research aligned or biographical (depending on syllabus)
  • Impromptu Exchange: A question and answer with the audience on the day (minimal preparation beforehand except student students may wish to practice answering audience questions to feel comfortable on the exam day)
  • Memorized Own Choice Presentation: Students are asked to memorize a literary text, and present the text with apporpriate voice and tone.
  • Read Aloud: students will be asked to select a piece / numerous texts from which they will be asked to do an impromptu reading. (Questions may be asked)
  • Announcement: Senior Grade Exams typically involves an announcement section where students have to prepare an example announcement for a particular context.

ASCA Exams are typically an interactive, form of speaking examination.

Being assessed for these outcomes is not only a benchmark of achievement for students but also great practice for gaining confidence, students learn to challenge their personal capabilities and gain insight into their speaking strengths with a certificate to show for it! The experience continues to serve students’ development in the classroom, in higher education, and also in professional and social spheres.

Our goal is to motivate and inspire every student to think, communicate and be themselves by imparting the ART and CRAFT of Communication Skill that will create successful, confident individuals, both academically and socially.


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