English for deaf people: English for Business Communications C&G Level 1 (Entry 3 - Level 1) - part 1
Time: 17:30 - 20:30
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: YE302A
Duration: 25 sessions (over 14 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course is suitable for you if work (or if you are looking for work) as office and administrative staff and wish to improve your skills to be able to communicate more effectively in written English.
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.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The course will cover a variety of areas such as:
• Work related vocabulary: how to use it in context when carrying out simple tasks using appropriate grammar
• Writing short and simple texts: learn how to write text thinking about the person/audience reading them whilst using the correct format and style
• Reading and understanding: look at a range of simple texts, understand the purpose, the instructions and descriptions.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• Understand good written English in a range of formats
• Be able to write and show good English skills using syntax, vocabulary, punctuation and be able to proof-read your work
• Decide on and utilise the appropriate method of work communication e.g. e-mails, memos, letter or letter tempates, etc to complete work-related tasks
• Carry out simple requests and follow instructions e.g. responding to e-mails, letters, memos, etc
• Read and extract necessary information from various work-related documentation and respond accordingly.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
To join this course, you should be able to: demonstrate effective communication skills in both BSL and writing; read and understand written instructions; carry out a range of written tasks with appropriate to the audience/situation tone, structure and layout; write in compound/complex sentences with no more than 4 grammatical, spelling or punctuation errors per text/paragraph; proofread your own written communication; ensure that the content of the written communication is sufficient to communicate the desired message and appropriate to the audience/situation.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone (sms): 07307 810118; phone (voice): 02074922511.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
This course is delivered online (via Zoom). You will be taught in a deaf-only group with a tutor who is fluent in British Sign Language. To be able to access the course online, you will need: a laptop or PC; a stable internet connection; an up-to-date web browser (this is a software on your computer that helps you go on the Internet - we recommend that you use Google Chrome or Firefox); a webcam - this is normally part of your laptop or tablet - if you are using a desktop PC, you may need to have an external webcam; The interactive Google Classroom will optimise your learning: you will be able to access handouts and worksheets, submit your homework, complete various activities etc. You will also have one to one tutorials with your tutor to address any individual learning needs.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
As this course is delivered online, you need to ensure that you have the following: a laptop, PC, or a tablet; a stable internet connection; an up-to-date web browser (this is a software on your computer that helps you go on the Internet - we recommend that you use Google Chrome or Firefox); a webcam - this is normally part of your laptop or tablet (if you are using a desktop PC, you may need to have an external webcam).
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 (joining the Zoom sessions) 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. Also, your course tutor will discuss with you whether you are ready to take the exam, which is usually at the end of part C (it will depend on your mock exams results).