What is the course about?
This course will help you continue to improve your reading and writing skills. The course is intended for those who are looking for opportunities to become more confident readers and writers without the need to do an exam. We'll look at how English sentences are put together and how you can write more complex sentences confidently. We'll see how formal English differs from informal English, which will help you with both your reading and writing. Along the way, we'll also work on our spelling strategies to improve the accuracy of our written work.
What will we cover?
Your tutor will decide from a range of topics and ask you what topics you want to cover based on your needs and interests. Topics may include: sentence structure (simple, compound and complex), spelling strategies, structuring longer pieces of writing, and more advanced use of punctuation.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- Be able to write compound and complex sentences with greater confidence
- Improve spelling strategies
- Use punctuation more accurately
- Express opinions (in writing and in speaking)
- Engage in discussion (in formal and informal situations)
- Improve your use of reference materials: dictionary skills, Google skills, recognising trustworthy sites
- Read for gist and for detail in a variety of text types.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for people who are fluent speakers of English. You should be able to write confidently in both formal and informal contexts.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Teaching will be in a supportive group setting, which involves pair and small group work. The interactive whiteboard and computers will 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.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need a pen, some lined A4 paper and a file to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and worksheets.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Your tutor will give you advice on what courses you can do next.
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