ESOL reading and writing: entry 3

This lower intermediate course will help you develop your English reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. You will then go on to take the reading and writing exams. If you have not already taken the speaking and listening exam, you will have the opportunity to complete the full entry 3 certificate on a future course. We aim to prioritise places for adults permanently settled in the UK.

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Key course information

Dates
23/02/15 - 01/07/15

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Day(s)
Mon+Wed

Duration
18 weeks

Time
18:30 - 21:00

Fees ?
Full fee: £300
Senior fee: £300
Concession: £36

Venue
KS - Keeley Street

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Course code
ES304*

Availability
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Interview required before you can enrol

Before you can enrol on this course, you need to have an advisory interview with the relevant department. Without this the enrolment team will be unable to process your enrolment. Please contact the department to arrange your interview, or to find out about drop-in sessions.

Call 020 7492 2511 or skills@citylit.ac.uk

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Course outline

What is the course about?

This course will give you confidence using English for work, study and socialising. You will develop your English language skills in writing, reading, speaking and listening and take the entry 3 Cambridge ESOL Reading and Writing exams.

What topics will we cover?

Your tutor will decide from a range of topics, and ask you what topics you want to cover. Topics include:
- Life in different countries and the UK
- Lifelong learning
- Job opportunities
- Getting to know the UK
- Technology
- Sport and Exercise
- Health
- Living in a new town.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

- use present and past tenses
- begin to use the present perfect tense to describe personal and work experience
- use language for the future
- probability and hopes
- use reported speech
- compare places
- things and experience
- listen for information
- write in short paragraphs and plan your writing
- use punctuation
- plan and write formal letters
- plan and write short reports
- write a CV and supporting statement
- read a range of texts

You will also:
- use online dictionaries and other reference sources
- use the internet to research a mini-project
- do online language activities
- write documents and use non-text elements to enhance presentation.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is a lower intermediate course taught at entry 3. To do this course you need to be able to:
- write a short paragraph using capital letters and full stops
- read and understand short, straightforward texts on familiar topics
- correct mistakes in written work
- use an English-English dictionary
- follow spoken instructions, speak in a discussion on a familiar topic and ask and answer questions

It is also useful if you can do basic word processing and use the internet.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Class work will sometimes be in pairs or small groups, and sometimes as a whole group. Your tutor will also work with you individually. There will be reading, writing, speaking and listening activities, and games. DVDs, the interactive whiteboard, and computers will help your learning. There will be a small amount of homework after every lesson.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need a pen, some lined A4 paper and a file to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and worksheets.

Do I need to have an interview before I can enrol?

Yes. Before you can enrol on this course, you need to have an advisory interview with the relevant department. Without this the enrolment team will be unable to process your enrolment. Please contact the department to arrange your interview, or to find out about drop-in sessions.

What feedback will I get?

You will receive regular feedback from your tutor throughout the course, as and when appropriate. At the end of the course you and your tutor are asked to assess the progress you have made. Your tutor will give you verbal feedback as a group during the session, and written feedback on paper exercises you do. You will decide individual learning goals with your tutor and see your progress over the term by keeping a folder of work. There will be informal tests, practice exams and the Reading and Writing exams at the end of term.

How will I be able to give my views on the course?

Please complete the evaluation form at the end of your course. These are monitored and help us to continually improve our courses. You will be able to talk to your tutor in one to one meetings about your learning (tutorials) or ask to speak to the tutor. Your tutor will ask for your feedback as a group at different times during the session and in course reviews. You will be able to formally record your views on the course at the end.

How do I find out if I can get some support for my learning?

You may be interested in: education and careers advice; financial and childcare support; disability support; support for Deaf and hearing-impaired students; dyslexia support; English and maths support; counselling, and library services (supported learning centre). To find out what may be available to you, and how to apply, see page 278 of the 13/14 course guide, or visit www.citylit.ac.uk/students You can discuss any support you need at the assessment and enrolment session or with your tutor during the course.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You will take the entry 3 Cambridge ESOL Reading and Writing exams. If you have not already done the Speaking and Listening exam in term 1 you can complete the full certificate in subsequent courses. You can progress onto a level 1 course if you get the full certificate.

General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Information and Advice Shop, open Monday to Friday 12:00 – 19:00 during term time, and Monday to Friday 12:00 – 17:00 out of term time. See the course guide for term dates and further details.

Who can I contact for further information?

Tel: 020 7492 2511

skills@citylit.ac.uk

If you would like to do one of our courses starting in September, please call 0207 492 2511 to book an appointment for an interview and assessment. Please note that for our ESOL courses we give priority to adults who have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years. (These are the courses beginning with ES. For example ES301, ES403 etc.)


Our GCSE English and maths courses are now full and we are no longer accepting applications for these.



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Dates Day(s) Time Duration Location Fees Snr Conc Code Availability
23/02/15 to
01/07/15
Mon+Wed 18:30 - 21:00 18 weeks KS - Keeley Street £300 £300 £36 ES304 Contact department » Select
24/02/15 to
02/07/15
Tue+Thu 10:00 - 12:30 17 weeks KS - Keeley Street £300 £300 £36 ES302 Contact department » Select
25/02/15 to
03/07/15
Wed+Fri 15:30 - 18:00 17 weeks KS - Keeley Street £300 £300 £36 ES306 Contact department » Select

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Tel: 020 7492 2511

skills@citylit.ac.uk

If you would like to do one of our courses starting in September, please call 0207 492 2511 to book an appointment for an interview and assessment. Please note that for our ESOL courses we give priority to adults who have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years. (These are the courses beginning with ES. For example ES301, ES403 etc.)


Our GCSE English and maths courses are now full and we are no longer accepting applications for these.



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