English entry 3 for deaf people - part 2

Course Dates: 06/01/25 - 26/03/25
Time: 14:00 - 17:00
Location: Keeley Street
This course will help you get become confident in your everyday communication including reading and writing. We will focus on topics that interest you and use these to help you improve the key elements of reading and writing as well as communication skills to enable you to express your thoughts and feelings including in difficult situations. You will learn to how write whole sentences and paragraphs, use adjectives effectively, organise your writing, make notes and complete drafts, spell important common words, use punctuation correctly and develop reading and writing strategies most suited to you. And you will learn some digital skills including reading and finding information from websites.

This course is free for learners who have not achieved a GCSE grade C (4) and higher in English. For more information Click here

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English entry 3 for deaf people - part 2
  • Course Code: YE301B
  • Dates: 06/01/25 - 26/03/25
  • Time: 14:00 - 17:00
  • Taught: Mon+Wed, Daytime
  • Duration: 22 sessions (over 12 weeks)
  • Location: Keeley Street

Course Code: YE301B

Mon+Wed, day, 06 Jan - 26 Mar '25

Duration: 22 sessions (over 12 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.
Why do I need an advice session?

Any questions? deafskills@citylit.ac.uk

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What is the course about?

This course will help you get become confident in your everyday communication including reading and writing. We will focus on topics that interest you and use these to help you improve the key elements of reading and writing as well as communication skills to enable you to express your thoughts and feelings including in difficult situations. You will learn to how write whole sentences and paragraphs, use adjectives effectively, organise your writing, make notes and complete drafts, spell important common words, use punctuation correctly and develop reading and writing strategies most suited to you. And you will learn some digital skills including reading and finding information from websites. This course has exams (in term 3). Your course tutor will discuss with you whether you are ready to take exams (it will depend on your mock exams results).

What will we cover?

Your tutor will decide from a range of topics and ask you what topics you want to cover. In this past, these have included British values and law, the environment, news, Black history, and well-being. These topics will be used to help you with specific areas of English, including:

• writing compound sentences

• combing sentences into paragraphs

• writing whole texts including letters and emails

• planning and drafting your writing

• using a range of adjectives effectively

• using punctuation to clarify meaning

• checking your writing for errors

• reading for details

• reading for general gist

• expressing your opinion with reason

• expressing feelings and thoughts.

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

• communicate and express yourself with a good degree of confidence and skill

• write compound sentences
• combine sentences into paragraphs

• write whole texts including letters and emails

• plan and draft your writing

• use a range of adjectives effectively

• use punctuation to clarify meaning

• check your writing for errors

• read different types of text for details

• reading different types of text for general gist

• express your opinion with reason

• express your feelings and thoughts

• engage in discussions and respond to other points of view.

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): (telephone temporarily unavailable); phone (voice): (telephone temporarily unavailable).

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?

A note-book, some stationa e.g: a pen, a pencil, a set of highlighters.

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

In order to complete this course successfully, you will be asked to do various tests and complete your coursework by your course tutor. 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 accordingly.

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.