Location: Clifden, Twickenham
Price: £605.00 (£0.00 concessionary fee, £1180.00 non-EU)
Start Date: 07/01/2013
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Weekdays/Time: Mon, Wed (12:30 to 15:00)
Number of Weeks: 23
Tutor Approval Required? Yes – You will be required to show evidence of relevant skills either by bringing your certificates or doing an initial assessment task. You will also need a successful interview with the tutor before you are accepted on to the course. Please complete the expression of interest form (or our alternative form for learners aged 16-18) and e-mail this to firstname.lastname@example.org. For further information or enquiries please contact 020 8843 7921.
This course is for students who can speak very little English and can write in basic form. You will learn how to speak simple English and to take part in simple conversations in social situations. The lessons are friendly and you will be able to learn new words. You will improve your reading and writing skills and, if you are ready, take an Edexcel SfL ESOL Entry 1 Speaking and Listening exam together with the Reading and Writing exam in the spring term.
You must be able to read and write in your own language, and know the English alphabet. New students must attend an Advice and Guidance session and sit a placement test. Please ring 0208 891 5907 to make an appointment and say that you want to study ESOL.
The course will help you to speak and understand simple English and to communicate your needs, ideas and opinions in topics such as jobs, family, life, food, transport, entertainment, health etc.
Every lesson you will be able to learn new grammar and vocabulary. You will work from reading texts to help you learn new words and to help you discuss your ideas. Audio materials will be used to help you understand English by listening to different voices. During the lesson you will be able to practise speaking and improve your pronunciation by following the teacher's model and by talking in pairs and doing role-plays with other students. You will also practise reading and writing, from simple sentences to longer texts like letters, postcards and notes. You will need to do homework after each lesson. The books, magazines, audio materials and computers in the Learning Centre will help you when you work by yourself. You can use the internet there too.
You will be assessed throughout the course. The tutor will mark your homework and make helpful comments to help you to improve your skills. In class your tutor will monitor your progress and support you. You will have the opportunity to meet with your teacher every term to discuss your progress and set targets.
Please do not buy a course book before you start the class. Your tutor will tell you which book to buy.
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A pen, pencil, paper and a file to keep your work in. You should also bring a small English/First Language dictionary with you to every class. You will be expected to buy a course-book which will cost approximately £20 - £25.
You are expected to attend every class and to be on time.
You can join a Skills for Life Language Entry 2 course in September.
You can join an EFL Conversation and Pronunciation E2/3 course. Please see college prospectus for a range of other courses. A short assessment at A&G may be required to ensure the next course is suitable for you.
You must attend an Advice and Guidance session. To book an appointment please call 020 8891 5907 and tell reception that you want to study ESOL.
1. “How much homework will I need to do outside of class?”
You will be expected to do homework every week. There is usually at least one piece of written work each week.
2. “What will happen if I miss a class?”
You are expected to attend every class and to sit the exams. If you are unable to come because you are ill you should tell the tutor. He/She will give you a contact telephone number and/or an email address in the first class.
3. “When will the exams take place?”
The Reading and Writing exams take place towards the end of this term.
New students can take their Speaking and Listening exams this term.
4. “Do I need any special clothing or equipment?”
Please bring a small English/First Language dictionary with you to every class.
5. “Is there any tutorial support?”
You will have the opportunity to meet with your teacher every term. If you have any problems you can speak to the teacher before or after the class.
6. ‘What qualification will I get?’
You will get an Edexcel ESOL Entry 1 qualification.
You will need to take the Speaking and Listening and Reading and Writing exams to get a full qualification.
You can enrol online, over the phone or in person at either site
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