What is the course about?
This course will help you learn basic English vocabulary, grammar, spelling, reading and writing. This course is suitable for those who have completed Basic English and Maths skills course for deaf people; have arrived in UK from abroad and need to acquire basic English skills; missed out on education at school due to communication barriers. This is the second part of a year-long course. Your course tutor will discuss with you whether you are ready to take exams at the end of the course (it will depend on your mock exams results).
What will we cover?
Your tutor will decide from a range of topics and also ask you what topics you are interested in.
Topics may include:
- simple sentence structure
- spelling strategies and how to use capital letters and stops.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- fill in forms
- read everyday words and notices
- spell everyday words
- talk about subjects that interest you
- write simple sentences using capital letters and full stops.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
To find out your level of skills, you will need to attend the Initial Assessment & Interview session before enrolling. To book an appointment, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org; sms: 07624818557; voice: 02074922726.
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 address any individual learning needs that you have.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
- Different coloured pens
- Highlighter pens
- A4 paper
- A file to keep your work in
- Photo dictionary
- English dictionary (basic/elementary level)
- Bilingual dictionary (English and your first language)
- It is recommended that you buy: Essential Grammar in Use With Answers: A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Elementary Students of English by Raymond Murphy
- USB memory stick to use in class and for homework to save your work on computer.
If you are not working, or are on a low income, you may be able to get help buying resources. You will need to ask the Advice Shop.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
If you complete this course successfully, you can progress English entry 2 for deaf people course (YE111A).
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details