Conversation and pronunciation (entry 2-3)

Course Dates: 16/01/20 - 12/03/20
Time: 18:15 - 20:15
Location: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy

Do you want to sound more English, improve your listening, and speak more fluently and confidently? This course will help your English conversations at home, at work and with friends, and help other people understand you better.

You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course, and you can arrange this by contacting the department on 020 7492 2511 or skills@citylit.ac.uk.

This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £20,962. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

In this course, you will practise your fluency and learn to talk about lots of everyday topics – for example, when you first meet someone and need to ask them about their personal life or when you are at work and need to talk to colleagues or your manager. You will learn to talk about the news, songs, culture and places. Your grammar will improve. And you will also focus on your pronunciation especially the individual sounds in English – for example, when to make a short vowel sound or a long one, how to pronounce plurals, past tense and auxiliaries such as ‘do’, ‘does’, ‘has’ and ‘had’.

What will we cover?

• everyday conversations about topics such as the news, weather, culture, personal conversations, speaking with work colleagues, managers and customers in person and by phone
• speaking fluently
• listening for detail in conversations and understanding the general meaning of what people are saying
• how to ask and answer questions in a different tenses
• how to pronounce ‘are’, ‘am’, ‘do’, ‘does’, ‘has’, ‘had’, ‘was’ and ‘were’ in questions, answers and positive and negative sentences
• how to recognise stress in words
• when to use a short vowel sound vs a long vowel sound
• how to pronounce plurals, past simple, and prepositions.

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

• take part confidently in everyday conversations about topics such as the news, weather, culture, personal conversations, speaking with work colleagues, managers and customers in person and over the phone
• speak fluently in a variety of everyday conversations
• listen for detail in conversations and understand the general meaning of what people are saying
• ask and answer questions in a different tenses
• pronounce ‘are’, ‘am’, ‘do’, ‘does’, ‘has’, ‘had’, ‘was’ and ‘were’ in questions, answers and positive and negative sentences
• recognise stress in common everyday words
• use a short vowel sound vs a long vowel sound
• pronounce plurals, past simple, and prepositions accurately.

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

This is for students at Entry 2-Entry 3 i.e. high elementary to pre-intermediate level (A2-B1). It is ideal for anyone who can communicate in basic everyday situations but wants to be more confident, be understood better and understand people more easily at home, at work or in daily life.

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

This will be an exciting and interactive course with lots of practice. You will record yourself so you can improve. You will need to do some work outside the classroom to get the most from this course.

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

There are no additional costs but you should bring a pen, paper and folder to class.

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

There are many courses you could do next. You could join one our general E2 or E3 ESOL courses with or without an exam or Preparing for Level 1. Good courses for students at the higher end of the level include: Grammar in Practice: Intermediate (E3-L1), ESOL Communicating at Work: Customer Care (Entry 3-Level 1), ESOL: finding a better job (entry 3 - level 1) and Office skills for ESOL students (entry 3 - level 1). Your tutor will advise you on the best course.

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Course Code: ESCP03

Thu, eve, 16 Jan - 12 Mar '20

Duration: 9 sessions (over 9 weeks)

Full fee: £89.00
Senior fee: £71.00
Concession: £18.00

Before booking on this course, we'll need you to log in or register with us if you're new. Please then contact us for a chat with our team to check that this course is the right level for you.
Why do I need an advice session?

Any questions? skills@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2511

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