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ESOL: Learn English and learn about London, its people and your rights (entry 3-level 1)

Course Dates: 24/01/24 - 27/03/24
Time: 09:45 - 12:00
Location: Keeley Street
Do you want to improve your English and learn about London, its history, culture and people at the same time? And also learn about your democratic rights? On this course, you will visit places of interest and learn about the history of these places especially about the different people and cultures who have lived there, and about important events which have shaped the city. You will do your own research and so improve your reading and writing skills as well as your speaking and listening. In addition, you will learn about democratic systems in the UK, your rights and where you can find advice. By the end of the course, you will feel more at home in London and able to participate in its rich and diverse life.
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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 want to get a job or progress into a better job and you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). For more information click here
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Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £65.00

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Course Code: ESLPR01

Wed, day, 24 Jan - 27 Mar '24

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course will enable you to learn about London and improve your English at the same time. You will learn about different areas of London and the people and cultures who have lived there. You will also learn about important historical events which have helped to create the city, and you will discuss present-day London and how it is changing. You will also have a chance to talk or write about your own experiences of the city and learn about your rights and where to find advice. While doing this, you will work on your reading and listening skills as well as improve your language for discussing and giving your opinions and developing your vocabulary. You will learn how to use information from texts and from talks in order to write and speak in a fluent manner about a range of topics.

What will we cover?

• visits to important and interesting areas of London
• the history of these places, their inhabitants and cultures
• the vocabulary to describe places and peoples
• the language used to express opinions and make comments
• the grammar needed to talk about change including verb tenses
• how to research, find and use information including about your democratic rights
• how to structure a formal piece of writing or speech.

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

• identify, talk and/or write about key events in London’s history
• describe, talk and/or write about areas of London, the people who live there and their different cultures
• use a range of vocabulary to describe people and places
• use a range of language to give opinions and make comments
• use a range of verb tenses to talk about change and continuity
• research a range of materials and use this information effectively to develop your writing or speech
• research a range of materials and use this information to identify your democratic rights and where to find advice and support.

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

This is for entry 3 i.e. pre-intermediate students. It is ideal for anyone who can communicate quite well in basic everyday life but who wants to participate in more complex conversations, write better and learn about London life.

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

This will be a dynamic, exciting and creative course with lots of interaction and participation as well as visits around the city. You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment. The tutor will help you discover rules and features of English. You will work on your own and with other students on different tasks so you are always practising important in-demand life and work skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, prioritising, negotiating, collaborating and independence. You will learn in a step by step manner so you can complete challenging tasks in enjoyable and relaxing ways. Your tutor will also work with you individually so you know how to improve and how to work in a way that improves your learning. You will need to do work outside the classroom and use Google Classroom to help you.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

There should be no additional costs since the places visited will be free. But you should bring a pen, paper and folder to class.

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

There are many courses you can do before, at the same time or after this course. These include:
• ESOL, maths and digital skills - for life and work (entry 2-entry 3)
• ESOL - communication skills for life and work (entry 3 speaking and listening)
• ESOL - communication skills for life and work (entry 3 reading and writing)
• Grammar in practice: pre-intermediate (entry 2- entry 3)
• Communication skills: how to speak with confidence inside and outside work (ESOL entry 3- level 1)
• Workplace communication skills: how to be confident and do well in interviews (ESOL entry 3-level 1)
• ESOL - communication skills for life and work (level 1 speaking and listening)
• ESOL - communication skills for life and work (level 1 reading and writing)
• Grammar in practice: intermediate (entry 3-level 1)

For more information, talk with your tutor or contact / 020 4582 0423.

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