Location: Parkshot, Richmond
Price: £605.00 (£0.00 concessionary fee, £1180.00 non-EU)
Start Date: 07/01/2013
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Weekdays/Time: Mon, Wed (09:30 to 12:00)
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 and write English competently. You will learn to take part in more challenging discussions in social and formal situations. You will improve your reading and writing skills and, if you are ready, take an Edexcel SfL ESOL L1 Speaking and Listening exam in either the autumn or spring term. You will take your Edexcel SfL ESOL L1 Reading and Writing exam in the spring term.
The course is designed for people who have already completed ESOL Entry Level 3 in all modes. New students must attend an Advice and Guidance session and sit a placement test. Please ring 0208 891 5907 to make an appointment.
This is a pre-advanced-level course concentrating on the English needed for real-life tasks and is particularly useful for you if you need English in your job. We use many different kinds of activities to cater for individual students' needs. Teachers would also be interested to include your ideas in lessons to suit your needs.
SPEAKING: The lessons will be lively and student-centred to encourage and practise oral communication in social, transactional, collaborative and discursive situations. Students will interact in groups and pairs and pronunciation will be checked and practised
LISTENING: You will practise listening to authentic listening material, taken from a variety of sources, (radio, answer-phone recordings, railway-station announcements, speeches, stories, etc). You will practise listening for detail and gist, and interpretation of mood and attitude will be practised.
WRITING: You will develop the skills required for writing accurate, effective English for practical purposes in the form of formal and informal letters, articles, reports, reviews, summaries, instruction etc.
READING: You will improve your reading speed, comprehension and accuracy through practice with a variety of text-types such as informational, opinion, descriptive, narrative etc. Your teachers will give you homework after each lesson, which may include using the internet or email. You will also be helped and guided toward relevant TV and Radio 4 programmes.
EXAMINATION TECHNIQUES: Practice of all types of questions set in the exams. You will be able to work by yourself from a wide range of books, CDs, cassettes and computer materials in the Learning Centre.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Listen to an explanation or narrative
- Listen for grammatical detail
- Respond to questions on a range of topics
- Ask for information
- Describe and compare people , things and places
- Understand the different ways in which meaning is built up in texts
- Understand how main points and specific detail are presented and linked
- Select appropriate format for writing and structure it for different purposes
- Use sentence grammar accurately to achieve purpose
Question & answer, observation, writing, reading, speaking and listening tasks in class, feedback, homework
If you would like to discuss any additional learning needs contact our Additional Learning Support Co-ordinator on 020 8891 5907 x 5032
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Pen and paper, file. You will be expected to buy a coursebook which will be approximately £20-£25.
You are expected to attend every class and complete the course.
An ESOL Skills for Life Level 2 course from September.
Cambridge FCE, CAE or IELTS course from September
LCC Business course from September
These courses require a short assessment to ensure they are suitable for you.
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 & Guidance session in order to enrol. Contact Reception on 020 8891 5907 to make an appointment
1. “How much homework will I need to do outside of class?”
You will be expected to complete at least one piece of written homework per week as well as various homework tasks after each lesson.
2. “What will happen if I miss a class?”
You are expected to attend every class. You should inform your Tutor is you are unable to attend, in which case, class/homework materials will be made available to you.
3. “When will the exams take place?”
Reading & Writing - towards the end of Term 2
You will need to complete the year to gain a full achievement
4. “Do I need any special clothing or equipment?”
Dictionary (your tutor will advise you).
Coursebook (your tutor will advise you)
5. “Is there any tutorial support?”
Tutorials are built into your course
6. What Qualifications Will I Gain?
If you successfully complete Term 1 and Term 2 you will gain a full ESOL Skills for Life Level 1 Certificate in Speaking & Listening, Reading and Writing.
You can enrol online, over the phone or in person at either site
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