ESOL entry 3 (speaking and listening)

Course Dates: 14/09/20 - 03/02/21
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Location: Online

Are you quite confident about your everyday English? Can you go shopping, talk about simple subjects, and write a letter or email? But do you make quite a lot of mistakes? Is it difficult to speak, read or write about more complicated topics? This pre-intermediate course will help you 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. 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.

This course is FREE if a) You are on a Low Wage or b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here

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 is the first half of a year long course which will give you confidence using English for work, study and socialising. You will practise reading, writing and speaking and listening but you will focus more on speaking and listening and take an Entry 3 ESOL Speaking and Listening exam in February if you are ready. 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, past continuous, 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 for details and for understanding of gist.

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 practise reading, writing and speaking and listening but you will focus more on speaking and listening in order to prepare for a speaking and listening exam. Each class will focus on a certain topic such as life in the UK, different cultures, work, technology, health and enjoyment. You will focus on:
• 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, past continuous, present perfect and future forms - with a good degree of accuracy.
• developing 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...

• use your English to participate in general everyday life – at home, in the street and at work
• pass the English Speaking Board ESOL Entry 3 speaking and listening exam
• engage in everyday conversations including asking and answering questions using different tenses including present simple, present continuous, past simple, past continuous, 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, past continuous, 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 3 pre-intermediate course (B1). This course is ideal for you if you can ask and answer questions on personal information, routines, likes and dislikes, use present simple and past simple, and write short paragraphs. Now you want to talk and write about more complicated 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.

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:
ESOL and Singing:sing your way to better Englis
Office Skills for ESOL students
ESOL: Finding a Better Job
Grammar in Practice (Intermediate)
ESOL communicating at work: customer care (entry 3-level 1)
ESOL: Improve your fluency

Your tutor will advise you on the best course.

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Course Code: ES303

Started Mon+Wed, eve, 14 Sep - 03 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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