Definitions

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  • n. The ability to speak, and to understand spoken language
  • n. A measure of this ability

Etymologies

oral +‎ -cy, by analogy with literacy; “oral literacy”. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • “To develop communicative competence, or oracy, learners in CLIL need communicative functions …. etc” (page 16).

    C is for Communicative « An A-Z of ELT

  • Enhanced literacy and numeracy, including the use of a wider vocabulary and greater oracy skills.

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  • And it was also the thrust of the research the Sunday Times reported by Professor McEnery, who has pointed out that teenagers are still developing their oral communication skills, and that oracy needs to be an educational focus alongside literacy.

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  • It's achieved some status in educational language studies, for example, because of the analogy with literacy and oracy.

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  • I happen to a lover of public speaking, and I think am quite endowed with proficiency in oracy.

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  • To equate communicative with “oracy” is only half of the overall equation, and as you have (in my opinion) quite rightly alluded to earlier, could be missing out on genuine opportunities for deeper processing (and yes, I love the fact that we are not only looking at the notion of “communicative” but how the ability develops, what facilitates it for second language learners in particular, etc.

    C is for Communicative « An A-Z of ELT

  • "We are very pleased to see a higher profile given to oracy but we are concerned that there seems to be no drama in the upper primary years linked to literacy.

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  • Teresa Cremin, president of the United Kingdom Literacy Association, said: "We are very pleased to see a higher profile given to oracy but we are concerned that there seems to be no drama in the upper primary years linked to literacy.

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  • From some new educational proposals: 'The domains would be: arts and creativity; citizenship and ethics; faith and belief; language, oracy and literacy; mathematics; physical and emotional health; place and time (geography and history); science and technology.'

    February 20, 2009