Develop your reading and writing (part 2): phonics and spelling (Entry level)

Course Dates: 22/04/21 - 08/07/21
Time: 12:45 - 14:45
Location: Online

Do you need more help with your reading, writing, spelling? Do you find reading whole words difficult? Are you wondering how the sounds of words connect with how to write and spell them? This course will help you use phonics to develop your English. You will learn how to hear and identify the individual sounds which make up a word and then blend the sounds together form the whole word. By being able to relate sight and sound - written letters and the sounds associated with them - a whole new world will open up to you and you will start to feel confident that you can read words, spell them and use them.

Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This course is for students who find reading and writing difficult especially being able to (i) read the individual words you see and (ii) write words you hear. So this course will help you break down and identify the sounds you hear within a word and then relate the sounds you hear to the correct letter. You will also start being able to identify which sounds are connected to each English letter.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The most important topics we will cover are:
• how to associate sounds with letters and letter with sounds
• how to break down words you hear into their constituent sounds
• how to blend these individual sounds into whole words
• how to break down words you see into their constituent sounds
• how to relate the letters that make up words into their individual sounds
• how to use this association between letters and their sounds to help you identify how a word should be spelt
• how to use this association between letters and their sounds to help you identify how a word should be pronounced.

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

•be more confident in your reading and writing .
• use your knowledge of sounds to read a short text
• associate sounds with letters and letter with sounds
• break down words you hear into their constituent sounds
•blend these individual sounds into whole words
• break down words you see into their constituent sounds
•relate the letters that make up words into their individual sounds
• use this association between letters and their sounds to help you identify how a word should be spelt
• use this association between letters and their sounds to help you identify how a word should be pronounced.

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

This course is for fluent speakers of English working at Entry level. It is designed for learners who find reading and writing whole words, including spelling, difficult. You should be able to recognise and write all the letters of the alphabet.

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

You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment. The tutor will help you discover rules and features of English. You will work on your own and with other students. 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. 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, pencil, highlighter, paper and a file to keep your work in. You may bring your own laptop, tablet or other device with you to help with your learning. Your tutor will provide handouts and worksheets.

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

When you successfully complete this course your tutor will discuss what he next appropriate step is for you.
You may be able to do
- one of our English for Life courses
- Develop your writing and reading: spelling, punctuation, vocabulary (Entry 3-Level 1)
- Develop your writing and reading: spelling foundation (Entry 3-Level 1)

You tutor will advise you.

We also run Maths and Digital Skills courses to help you particularly in the workplace.
For more information contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511
Any further questions email: Universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk or ring 0207 492 2511.

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Course Code: AE301C

Thu, day, 22 Apr - 08 Jul '21

Duration: 11 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £0.00
Senior fee: £0.00
Concession: £0.00

Before booking on this course, please register or log in to your account to complete a short online assessment. We need you to do this to check that this course is the right level for you.
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Any questions? skills@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2511

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