ESOL entry 2 (speaking and listening)

Course Dates: 15/09/20 - 04/02/21
Time: 12:30 - 15:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Can you have some short conversations and read and write simple emails? 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. In February, there will be a speaking and listening exam.

Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.

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Description

What is the course about?

This is the first 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 speaking and listening more. You will take an Entry 2 ESOL Speaking and Listening exam in February 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 about everyday topics using present simple, present continuous, past simple and future forms with a degree of fluency. 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 start to practise writing short emails or letters on everyday topics, writing short descriptions of people or things and reading short simple texts to find information quickly.

What will we cover?

You will practise reading, writing and speaking and listening but you will focus more on speaking and listening to prepare for a speaking and listening 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,
• reading short simple texts to find information quickly.

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 speaking and listening exam
• 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
• 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.

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. Access to a computer will be helpful.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can continue to the second half of this course and do the Reading and Writing exams so you complete the whole level. You can also do a course without an exam for example ESOL Entry 2-3. Your tutor will advise you on the best course to do next.

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This course has now started

Course Code: ES201

Started Tue+Thu, day, 15 Sep - 04 Feb '21

Duration: 34 sessions (over 21 weeks)

Full fee: £299.00
Senior fee: £239.00
Concession: £60.00

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.
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