Digital skills for deaf people: improve your English vocabulary via research, presentation and video editing (Entry 3 - Level 2)

Course Dates: 22/02/23 - 05/04/23
Time: 13:00 - 15:00
Location: Keeley Street
The focus of the course is to develop learners’ vocabulary pertaining to differnet topics (money/finance, the body, transport, employment etc) and also looks at phrasal verbs, idioms and fixed expressions. As part of all that, the course simultaneosuly sets out to develop learners’ digital skills as part of the bigger picture behind the topic focus. This course has no exams.
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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Course Code: YC012

Wed, day, 22 Feb - 05 Apr '23

Duration: 7 sessions (over 7 weeks)

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What is the course about?

The focus of the course is to develop learners’ vocabulary pertaining to differnet topics (money/finance, the body, transport, employment etc) and also looks at phrasal verbs, idioms and fixed expressions. As part of all that, the course simultaneosuly sets out to develop learners’ digital skills as part of the bigger picture behind the topic focus. This course has no exams.

What will we cover?

English skills:
• Vocabulary building – learners will broaden their vocabulary pertaining to differnet topics (money/finance, transport, the home, employment, community, the body etc)
• Phrasal verbs – learenrs will be able to articulate what a “phrasal verb” is and its structure - in both BSL & English
• Idioms – learners will be able to articulate that idioms are similar to phrasal verbs and are fixed expressions where the meaning is often hidden and has to be understood as a whole and not by the meaning of its individual parts
• Fixed expressions using prepositions with adjectives, verbs & nouns.
Digital skills:
• Be confident with using Google Classroom. Students will be encouraged to create “content” for the google classroom creating content and links.
• Upload a video to you tube and choose their preferred listing (unlisted, private, public) and send link for another person to access
• Annotate a PDF document (adding text / highlighting / strikethrough / underline
• Annotate a word document by using word’s insert comment function / and add charts / smart arts
• Edit videos using Iphone or I movie (if they haven’t got mac products they can learn “about it”) and add transition slides / titles / fade outs.
• Create a power point presentation.

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

English skills:
• Vocabulary building – learners will broaden their vocabulary pertaining to differnet topics (money/finance, transport, the home, employment, community, the body etc)
• Phrasal verbs – learenrs will be able to articulate what a “phrasal verb” is and its structure - in both BSL & English
• Idioms – learners will be able to articulate that idioms are similar to phrasal verbs and are fixed expressions where the meaning is often hidden and has to be understood as a whole and not by the meaning of its individual parts
• Fixed expressions using prepositions with adjectives, verbs & nouns.
Digital skills:
• Be confident with using Google Classroom. Students will be encouraged to create “content” for the google classroom creating content and links.
• Upload a video to you tube and choose their preferred listing (unlisted, private, public) and send link for another person to access
• Annotate a PDF document (adding text / highlighting / strikethrough / underline
• Annotate a word document by using word’s insert comment function / and add charts / smart arts
• Edit videos using Iphone or I movie (if they haven’t got mac products they can learn “about it”) and add transition slides / titles / fade outs.
• Create a power point presentation.

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

To find out your level of skills, you will need to complete the initial assessment & the interview before enrolling.
To book the assessment & the interview, please contact: e-mail: universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk; phone (sms): 07307 810118; phone (voice): 02074922511.

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

You will be taught in a deaf-only group with a tutor that is fluent in British Sign Language. Teaching will be in a supportive group setting, which involves pair and small group work. The interactive whiteboard and google classroom will also help your learning. Handouts and worksheets will allow you to build up a folder of work. You will be given homework on a regular basis and an opportunity for one to one tutorials with your tutor to discuss any individual learning needs that you have.

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

It is recommended that you bring: appropriate stationary (e.g. pens, highlighter pens etc); a notebook; a file to keep your work in and a memory stick for storing digital handouts/work.

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

In order to complete this course successfully, you will be asked to do different tasks and tests. Also, your attendance and punctuality is expected to be at 85% or above. At the end of this course, your course tutor will review your overall learning progress including your attendance/punctuality and will advise you on what courses you can do next.

We’re sorry. We don’t have a bio ready for the tutor of this class at the moment, but we’re working on it! Watch this space.