What is the course about?
This is the second half of a year long course which will help your English for everyday life and work. You will practise reading, writing and speaking and listening but you will practise reading and writing more. You will take an Entry 2 ESOL Reading and Writing exam if you are ready. On the course, you will practise asking and answering everyday questions using present simple, present continuous, past simple and future forms. You will talk and write about everyday life in the present, past, future and in general. You will practise describing and comparing objects and pictures. You will also practise listening for details in short conversations and recordings about everyday topics. You will practise writing short emails or letters formal and informal. You will improve your use of capital letters, full stops, question marks and commas. You will work on your spelling of everyday words. You will also practise completing simple forms. You will read different types of texts and practise finding information and details, and understanding their general meaning.
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?
You will practise reading, writing and speaking and listening but you will focus more on reading and writing for the exam. 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 everyday questions using present simple, present continuous, past simple and future forms
• talking and writing about everyday topics using present simple, present continuous, past simple and future forms
• describing and comparing objects and pictures
• listening for details in short conversations and recordings about everyday topics
• writing short emails or letters on everyday topics
• the use of capital letters, full stops, question marks and commas
• spelling of everyday words
• completing simple forms
• finding information and details in short texts and understanding their general meaning.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-• use your English to do everyday tasks such as shopping, travelling, talking to friends and work colleagues
• pass the English Speaking Board ESOL Entry 2 reading and writing exams
• ask and answer everyday questions using present simple, present continuous, past simple and future forms
• talk and write about everyday topics using present simple, present continuous, past simple and future forms
• describe and compare objects and pictures
• listen for details in short conversations and recordings about everyday topics
• write short emails or letters on everyday topics both formally and informally
• use capital letters, full stops, question marks and commas accurately in short texts
• spell common everyday words correctly
• complete simple forms
• find information quickly in read short simple texts and understand their general meaning
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 elementary course (A2). This course is ideal for you if you can already ask and answer some questions on personal information, follow simple instructions, and read and write short paragraphs about everyday topics. You will need to do a pre-course assessment.
It is also useful if you can do basic word processing and use the internet.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment. The tutor will help you discover rules and features of English. There will be lots of practice. There will be speaking and listening, reading and writing, with different activities, games and tasks as well as YouTube videos and other recordings. The course will be dynamic and creative with a lot of interaction – you will work in pairs, small groups and sometimes as a whole class. Your tutor will also work with you individually. You will need 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 can do after completing Entry 2. You can move to the next level, Entry 3. You can also do a course without an exam – for example Office Skills for ESOL students, ESOL and Singing, ESOL communicating at work: customer care (entry 3-level 1). Your tutor will advise you on the best course to do next.