Location: Clifden, Twickenham
Price: £0.00 (£0.00 concessionary fee, £1150.00 non-EU)
Start Date: 08/01/2013
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Weekdays/Time: Tue, Thu (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 will help you improve your speaking and listening, reading and writing skills. You can take your Edexcel Skills for Life Literacy exam at Entry 3 towards the end of the course.
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 is designed for people who have already completed Entry 2.
READING SKILLS: You will be able to develop your ability to read more fluently and understand a wide variety of texts: newspapers, magazines, brochures, leaflets, advertisements, reports and narratives. Practising reading techniques will help you in reading for gist and reading for detail and to improve overall reading skills.
WRITING SKILLS: We will give you practice and help in writing letters, articles, reports, informal letters, applications, compositions and stories.
GRAMMAR: There is constant practise and revision of all areas of grammar.
LISTENING SKILLS: We offer practice in listening to English in different situations e.g. recorded messages, instructions, news announcements, advertisements, speeches, stories and talks.
SPEAKING SKILLS: You will practise communicating with other students, speaking correctly and fluently. You can practise speaking in pairs and groups in different situations such as: information-exchange, planning, problem-solving, decision making, discussing and speculating. You will learn techniques for both examinations, and, at the same time, practise a wide range of practical language skills.
Your teacher will give you homework after each class, which may include using the internet or email. You will also be helped and guided towards 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, audio and computer materials in the Learning Centre.
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- ask questions to obtain personal and factual information
- express clearly statements of fact
- give a short description and make comparisons
- listen for detail and gist -listen for grammatical detail
- extract main points and ideas/ predict words from context
- skim and scan texts
- proof read to check for content and expression
- use punctuation accurately
- use sentence grammar accurately
Your tutor will mark each piece of homework and make comments and/or talk to you about the work you have done. During the class the tutor will monitor your work and plan activities to help you to improve. You will also meet with your tutor every term to discuss your progress and set learning goals.
• If you require further course information or advice & guidance that is not answered in this outline, please email email@example.com
If you would like to discuss any additional learning needs contact our Additional Learning Support Co-ordinator on 020 8891 5907 x 5032
Please do not buy a course book before the first class. Your tutor will tell you which book to buy.
You can also make an appointment for further information or tutor approval on our Information Days: Info Days
• If you would like general information about the college, for example, fees & finance, funding, term dates or opening times please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or drop in to our main reception area at either site.
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A pen, paper, file and an English/English dictionary. You will be expected to buy a course book which will be approximately £20 - £25.
You are expected to attend every class on time and to take the exam.
Skills for Life Level 1 course when you completed Entry 3 level.
An Entry 3/Level 1 Writing course.
An Entry 3/Level 1 Conversation and Pronunciation course or a Level 1/Level 2 Conversation and Pronunciation course.
An Entry 3/Level 1 Grammar course.
An Entry 3/Level 1 Business course
A Cambridge First Certificate course.
Some of these courses may require further assessment to ensure that they are the right course for you.
You must attend an Advice and Guidance session. To book please phone 020 8891 5907 and say that you want to study ESOL.
1. Complete an Application Form, stating your preferred Info Days and send this to email@example.com stating your preferred dates and times within the application.
2. We will confirm your appointment on your chosen day by e-mail or telephone, or if fully booked we will suggest an alternative. If you do not have the required entry qualifications for a course you may be asked to do a short skills check at either of the RACC learning centres prior to your interview.
3. At your interview, please bring any relevant certificates or results of skills checks - if you and the staff member feel the course is right for you, you will received a signed enrolment form which you will need to complete and take to Reception at either Clifden or Parkshot to pay your course fees.
“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.
“What will happen if I miss a class?”
You are expected to attend every class. If you are unable to come to class because you are ill, you should tell the tutor. He/She will give out a contact telephone number and/or an email address in the first class.
“When will the exams take place?”
You will take your Speaking and Listening,
Reading and Writing exam towards the end of the course.
“Do I need any special clothing or equipment?”
You should bring a small English/English dictionary to every class.
“Is there any tutorial support?”
You will have the opportunity to meet with your tutor every term. If you have a problem you can speak to your tutor either before or after the class.
‘What qualification will I get?’
You will get an Edexcel ESOL Entry 3 qualification.
You can enrol online, over the phone or in person at either site
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