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Develop your writing and language skills (level 1-level 2)

Course Dates: 23/04/24 - 02/07/24
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Location: Online
Have you been learning English for a long time but your writing just doesn’t seem to be improving? Are you quite a fluent speaker but find formal speaking difficult? Do you feel ‘stuck’. This course will release you! You will focus on how to improve the structure of your writing both the whole text, paragraphs and sentences. You will work on understanding the grammar of the language, and the skills you learn to develop your writing will help you improve your more formal speaking whether this is for job interviews, meetings at work or giving presentations. This course is ideal if you have been living in the UK for several years, feel quite comfortable in speaking English as a second language, but lack confidence in your literacy skills.
You need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 8078 0489 for a face-to-face assessment or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name).
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Develop your writing and language skills (level 1-level 2)
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  • Course Code: ESDW01
  • Dates: 23/04/24 - 02/07/24
  • Time: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Taught: Tue, Daytime
  • Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)
  • Location: Online

Course Code: ESDW01

Started Tue, day, 23 Apr - 02 Jul '24

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

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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What is the course about?

This course will help you become a more confident and accurate writer of English and a more fluent speaker of formal English. You will work on the structure of your writing so you can organise texts such as letters, emails, essays and reports so that the ideas and information are linked and relate to each other. You will look at how to write paragraphs and also focus on sentence structure so that your writing is grammatically correct and you understand why. You will work on transferring what you learn about writing to your formal speaking so you structure and organise this speaking more effectively, use an appropriate register with suitable vocabulary and can speak well in a variety of more formal situations such as job interviews, the workplace and when giving presentations.

What will we cover?

• how to organise and structure different types of texts such as letters, emails, essays and short reports
• how to begin and end a piece of writing
• how to write a paragraph correctly – what a paragraph should contain
• how to structure a sentence – use of clauses
• how to punctuate – full stops, commas, semi-colons, colons
• how to choose the right vocabulary for formal speaking
• how structure more formal speaking such as presentations
• how to respond well in meetings and interviews.

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

• organise and structure different types of texts such as letters, emails, essays and short reports
• begin and end different pieces of writing
• write a paragraph correctly with good structure
• structure sentences effectively including using different clauses with accurate and effective grammar
• punctuate texts effectively including use of full stops, commas, semi-colons, colons
• choose the right vocabulary for formal speaking
• structure more formal speaking such as presentations so that the idea and information link together
• respond well in meetings and interviews.

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

This course level is for Level 1-2 students (B2-C1). This course is ideal if you have been living in the UK for a several years, feel quite comfortable in speaking English as a second language, but lack confidence in your literacy skills. But it will also help anyone wants to improve their writing skills and formal speaking.

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)
• A mile in my shoes: how to tell a story (level 1-2)
• ESOL pronunciation: stage 1 (level 1-2)
• Communication skills: read well, write well (level 1-level 2)
• Matters of opinion (level 2)
• Writing skills in practice: upper intermediate (level 1-2)
• ESOL and making podcasts: pronunciation, presentation, expression (level 1-2)
• ESOL: Develop your writing: grammar, vocabulary, expression (advanced)

You can also do classes in the maths and digital skills areas. These include:
• Business administration with digital skill: how to be an administrator (foundation)
• Business administration: how to be a PA (foundation)
• Maths skills for life and work - getting ready for functional skills (foundation 1)
• Maths for life and work (level 1)
• Maths functional skills (level 1)
• Becoming data literate: how to understand and interpret the data all around you (level 1-2)

For more information, talk with your tutor or contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 4582 0423.

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