English grammar for deaf people (entry 1)

Course Dates: 11/01/21 - 15/03/21
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: Online

This course is suitable if you have enough vocabulary to be able to read and write basic sentences. During this course, you will learn more vocabulary and grammar to help you talk, read and write about yourself, your family and friends and complete forms, short sms and e-mails. This course has no exams.

This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This course is suitable if you have enough vocabulary to be able to read and write basic sentences. During this course, you will learn more vocabulary and grammar to help you talk, read and write about yourself, your family and friends and complete forms, short sms and e-mails. This course has no exams.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

You will learn English for everyday life and work. You will practise reading, writing and BSL conversational skills. You will practise asking and answering basic questions in present simple, present continuous (and common past simple forms) about simple everyday topics and personal information. You will talk about simple everyday topics for a short time e.g. the home, family life, friends. You will describe objects and pictures using simple adjectives. You will practise writing short simple sentences about people and things using present simple, continuous and past simple. You will write short simple notes, messages, emails and letter to family or friends. You will practise using capital letters, question marks and full stops and writing clearly. You will practise finding information in notices, simple adverts, forms and texts. You will learn a lot of basic vocabulary and the spelling.

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

You will practise reading, writing and BSL conversational skills. Each class will focus on a certain topic such as life in the UK, daily routine, healthy living, jobs, shopping, transport and different cultures. We will focus on:

• asking and answering basic questions in present simple, present continuous (and common past simple forms) about simple everyday topics and personal information

• talking and writing about simple everyday topics e.g. the home, family life, friends

• describing objects and pictures using simple adjectives

• writing short simple sentences about people and things using present simple, continuous and past simple

• writing short simple notes, messages, emails and letter to family or friends

• using capital letters, question marks and full stops

• writing clearly

• finding information in notices, simple adverts, forms and texts

• learning a lot of basic words and their correct spelling.

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?

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 that you might have.

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.

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Course Code: YE105B

Please choose a course date 

Mon, day, 11 Jan - 15 Mar '21

Duration: 9 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £0.00
Senior fee: £0.00
Concession: £0.00

Before booking on this course, please arrange a chat with our team to check that this course is the right level for you.
Why do I need an advice session?

Call us on 0207 492 2726

Email us at deafskills@citylit.ac.uk

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