2nd Language

IASI level 3 second language module

Adopted by the board of the Irish association of Snowsports Instructors Ltd May 2018.

(A requirement for the ISIA stamp and card).

Aim- The aim of the level 3 second language module is for the candidate to be able to deal with different situations that could be found whilst working in the mountain environment. This could range from an emergency situation, giving directions or a basic conversation with and adult or child. It is not expected for the candidate to demonstrate fluency in a given language.

Application process- Candidates who hold the Level 2 certificate are eligible to apply for the second language module. Application is made by contacting directly one of the IASI recognised second language assessors (listed at the end of the document) then booking and paying them directly the fee of 50€ per assessment taken as per IASI’s booking terms and conditions.

Format- The module is carried out as an oral examination and will be run in an immersion format. This means that the assessor will speak in the desired second language for the majority of the exam. The candidate will be questioned on the tasks set below as well as their ability to hold a basic conversation.

Tasks-

1. Be able to talk about yourself and your job as an instructor.

i. Hello, Goodbye.

ii. Please speak more slowly.

iii. I am from (UK).

iv. I am an instructor.

v. I have been skiing for.

vi. I have you been teaching for.

vii. I work in (Zermatt).

2. Communicate with other mountain users in an emergency.

When presented with a scenario the candidate would be expected to be able to say

the following.

i. Stop.

ii. Can you help?

iii. Watch out.

iv. Explain a situation and ask them to go for help.

v. Call the emergency services.

3. Communicate with emergency services.

Candidate would be expected to discuss the following points in a simulated

telephone conversation with the assessor playing the role of the emergency services,

mountain rescue, ski patrol or lift personnel.

A) Know the correct emergency number to dial.

i. Ask for the appropriate services (mountain rescue, ambulance, fire service or

police.

ii. Describe the emergency.

iii. Someone is lost.

iv. Someone is injured.

v. Someone has fallen.

vi. Someone can’t move.

vii. Someone is unconscious.

viii. What is the injury, are they bleeding or where are they hurt.

ix. Give the location. E.g. location on the mountain, near a restaurant or chair

lift.

x. Give your name, role and phone number.

B) Be able to communicate with someone who is lost on the mountain.

i. Are you lost?

ii. Where do you need to get to?

iii. Where are you staying?

iv. What runs can you ski

v. Can you follow my turns?

4. Be able to say some common skiing phrases used in the Basic Principles.

i. This is the ski pole/helmet/boots/Goggles

ii. Here is the ski binding.

iii. Bend your knees, ankles and hips.

iv. Start the turn with your legs/feet.

v. Follow my turn shape.

vi. Balance over the outside ski.

vii. Keep your hands ahead of you.

viii. Keep moving.

ix. Turn left/turn right.

x. Go straight on.

xi. Wait at the chairlift.

Pass requirements- Candidates are required to pass all 4 tasks in order to pass this module.Failure to pass any one task will result in an overall fail.

Approved IASI second language assessors-

French

Jamie kagan- iasisnowsports@gmail.com

Federico Sollini- Federico.sollini@gmail.com

Italian

Federico Sollini- Federico.sollini@gmail.com

German

Pete Gillespie- GillespieP@thesnowcentre.com

Julia Tscheming- jtscheming@gmail.com

Spanish

Martina Val Escudero- marta.valescudero@elrigrid.com

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