ESOL entry 2-entry 3

Course Dates: 05/05/20 - 07/07/20
Time: 18:15 - 20:30
Location: FRA - Fashion Retail Academy

Are you quite confident about your everyday English? Can you have some short conversations and read and write simple emails? Can you go shopping, talk about simple subjects, and write a letter? But do you make quite a lot mistakes? Is it difficult to speak, read or write about more complicated topics? This course will help you learn more vocabulary and grammar so you can talk, read and write about more interesting everyday things and make fewer mistakes. Your will practise your speaking, listening, reading and writing so you can understand people better, talk about most daily topics, read a simple news story, and write a long email or letter.

You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See www.citylit.ac.uk/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an EMAIL ADDRESS (NOT NAME) and a password when asked. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or skills@citylit.ac.uk for help or more information.

This course is FREE if you are employed and earn less than £20,572.50 . You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

Call 020 7831 7831 for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This course will help yougain confidence to use English for work, study and socialising. You will practise reading, writing and speaking and listening. You will develop your everyday conversations, asking and answering questions using different tenses. You will practise speaking fluently on common topics such as living in the UK using different tenses - present simple, present continuous, past simple, present perfect and future forms - with a good degree of accuracy. You will work on your vocabulary and practise understanding everyday conversations and short recordings. You will also develop your writing of short emails and letters plus writing descriptions of people, places and objects. Your will practise reading so you can understand the most important language around you and begin to read newspaper articles.

What will we cover?

You will practise reading, writing and speaking and listening and will focus on certain topics such as life in the UK, different cultures, work, technology, health and enjoyment. You will practise some or all of the following areas:
• developing your everyday conversations including asking and answering questions using different tenses
• speaking fluently on common topics using different tenses - present simple, present continuous,
past simple, present perfect and future forms - with a good degree of accuracy.
• developing and increasing your vocabulary
• understanding everyday conversations and short recordings
• writing short emails and letters
• writing descriptions of people, places and objects
• reading everyday English including short news stores.

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

do some or all of the following:
• use your English to participate in general everyday life – at home, in the street and at work
• engage in everyday conversations including asking and answering questions using different tenses including present simple, present continuous, past simple, present perfect and future forms
• pronounce auxiliaries (do, does, did, was, were, has, had, am, is, are) correctly in questions, answers and sentences
• speaking fluently on common topics using different tenses - present simple, present continuous,
past simple, present perfect and future forms - with a good degree of accuracy.
• use a range of vocabulary to talk and write about topics such as life in the UK, different cultures, work, technology, health and enjoyment.
• understanding details in everyday conversations and short recordings (TV/radio, phone messages, group discussions)
• make arrangements and appointments on the phone
• writing short emails and letters
• writing descriptions of people, places and objects
• find information in everyday texts and understand the general meaning of short news stories

By the end of this course you will also have improved your digital skills through use of Google Classroom, the internet and Microsoft Word.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an Entry 2-Entry 3 pre-intermediate course (A2-B1). This course is ideal for you if you can already ask and answer questions on personal information, routines, likes and dislikes, use present simple and past simple, and write short paragraphs. And now you want to become more confident in your grammar and talk and write about more complicated topics.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This will be an exciting and interesting course with lots of practice. You will work in pairs or small groups, and sometimes as a whole group. Your tutor will also work with you individually. There will be speaking and listening, reading, writing activities and games as well as the use of YouTube, an interactive whiteboard and computers to help your learning. Everything that you learn will help you in your daily life. You will be expected to do some homework every week and use Google Classroom outside the class.

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?

There are many courses you could do next or at the same time as this course. You could join a course with an exam. You can also do a number of courses without an exam. These courses include: Conversation and Pronunciation, ESOL and Singing, IT Skills for ESOL students, ESOL: Finding a Better Job, Grammar in Practice (Intermediate) and ESOL communicating at work: customer care (entry 3-level 1).. Your tutor will advise you on the best course.

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.
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Course Code: ES313

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Tue, eve, 05 May - 07 Jul '20

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

Full fee: £99.00
Senior fee: £79.00
Concession: £20.00

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? skills@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2511

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online Help Center. You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.