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Communication skills: read well, write well (level 1-level 2)

Course Dates: 05/03/24 - 07/05/24
Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Location: Keeley Street
Learning how to write well requires learning how to read well. This course will prepare you for all types of writing but especially essay writing. Learn and practise how to answer essay questions by choosing what to read, how to read it and make notes, and then turning these notes into good pieces of writing with effective introductions and conclusions and well argued opinions. This course will be especially suitable for anyone wanting to study or who works in a job which requires good writing.
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This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
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Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00

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Course Code: HAW01

Tue, eve, 05 Mar - 07 May '24

Duration: 9 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course will help prepare you for study or for work which requires good writing. You will focus on essay writing. The course will be task-based. This means, for instance, you will have an essay title and then learn how to research it – what to read, how to makes notes – and then turn these notes into a piece of writing which answers the question, provides arguments and opinions with evidence, and includes an effective introduction and conclusion. You will develop your grammar and vocabulary this way as well as improve your paragraphing and essay structure.

What will we cover?

• how to write a good essay
• how to research an essay title – what to read, how to makes notes
• how to organise the notes and structure your writing to answer the question
• how to creates arguments and opinions with evidence
• how to write an effective introduction and conclusion
• paragraphing effectively
• how to read quickly and effectively
• using accurate grammar
• extending your vocabulary.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• write an effective essay and confident to apply for further study e.g. at college or university or to write as part of your job
• identify what makes an essay a good one
• research an essay title – identify what to read and makes notes
• organise notes and structure your writing to answer essay questions
• creates arguments and opinions with evidence
• link your ideas effectively
• write an effective introduction and conclusion
• paragraph accurately
• read quickly and effectively
• use a range of grammar including most verb tenses accurately
• use a range of sophisticated vocabulary.

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

This is for students at Level 1-Level 2 i.e.. good intermediate level (B2-C1). It is ideal for anyone who wants to study or develop their reading and writing skills.

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

You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment with an emphasis on your discovering how to do and complete tasks, with guidance from the tutor. You will work on your own and with other students on different tasks so you are always practising important in-demand life and work skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, prioritising, negotiating, collaborating and independence. You will learn in a step by step manner so you can complete challenging tasks in enjoyable and relaxing ways. Your tutor will also work with you individually so you know how to improve and how to work in a way that improves your learning. You will need to do work outside the classroom and use Google Classroom to help you..

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 a code for Google classroom so you can communicate with classmates and access materials, videos etc. online.

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

There are many courses you can do before, at the same time or after this course. These include:
• ESOL - communication skills for life and work (level 1 speaking and listening)
• ESOL - communication skills for life and work (level 1 reading and writing)
• ESOL - communication skills for life and work (level 2 speaking and listening)
• ESOL - communication skills for life and work (level 2 reading and writing)
• Develop your writing and language skills (level 1-level 2)
• A mile in my shoes: how to tell a story (level 1-2)
• ESOL pronunciation: stage 1 (level 1-2)
• Business English communication skills: from negotiating to report writing to presentations (level 2)
• Business English communication skills: communicating, managing, selling (level 2)
• English dialogue: speaking, listening, pronunciation, performance (level 1-2)
• Matters of opinion (level 2)
• Grammar in practice: upper intermediate (level 1-2)
• Writing skills in practice: upper intermediate (level 1-2)
• ESOL and making podcasts: pronunciation, presentation, expression (level 1-2)
• ESOL: communication skills for work and life - formal, informal, polite, challenging conversation and writing (level 1-2)

You can also do classes in the maths and digital skills areas.
For more information, talk with your tutor or contact / 020 4582 0423.

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