Grammar in practice: intermediate (entry 3 -level 1)

Course Dates: 15/01/20 - 01/04/20
Time: 10:00 - 12:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Confused by verb tenses? Need to know when to use past simple or present perfect? Puzzled by the passive? This course will make English grammar simpler for you and increase your confidence by giving you lots of opportunities to put your grammar into practice.

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 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?

Learners on this course will develop their grammar skills for writing, reading, speaking and listening. The grammar will always be set within interesting and relevant topics and the emphasis will be on the accurate use of grammar to say or write what you mean. We set targets and review them regularly, so individual key areas needing attention are given special focus.

What will we cover?

We will study grammar in the context of speaking and writing about topics which relate to life in the UK, looking for work, communicating at work, study skills, socialising & education, cultural life & community. The grammar we cover will include:
• verbs tenses and forms such as past simple, present perfect simple vs present perfect continuous, past perfect
• different conditional (if-clauses)
• adjectives
• prepositions
• definite and indefinite articles.

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

• feel more confident in your use of grammar to express yourself accurately and to talk about the world
• use verb tenses and forms such as past simple, present perfect simple vs present perfect continuous, past perfect in both speaking and writing with a good degree of accuracy
• talk and write about different possibilities using 'if'
•use a rang of adjectives effectively to describe people, places and things
• be more confident in your use of prepositions
• talk and write about topics in general with good use of definite and indefinite or no article (the/a/an).

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

This is for students at Entry 3-Level 1 (B1-B2). It is particularly helpful to students who are moving from Entry 3 to Level 1 and finding this change difficult. You will need to do a pre-course assessment.

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

This will be a dynamic and creative course with a lot of interaction and opportunities to practise. The grammar will always be in the context of interesting and engaging topics.

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

There are no additional costs 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 could do after or at the same time as this course. You could join one of our general ESOL courses at Entry 3 or Level 1. There are many courses without an exam. For example: ESOL communicating at work: customer care (entry 3-level 1), ESOL: finding a better job (entry 3 - level 1), Office skills for ESOL students (Entry 3 - level 1), ESOL and Singing, For students at the higher level of this course, Conversation in Practice (L1-L2), Matters of Opinion, ESOL and Film (L1-L2) and ESOL and Making Podcasts (L1-L2) would be good courses. Your tutor will advise you on the best course for you.

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If you want to improve your English this is the place to go!
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Review by Nuria / (Posted on 20/11/2019)
If you want to improve grammar skill, it would be helpful.
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Course Code: ESW02

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Wed, day, 15 Jan - 01 Apr '20

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Full fee: £139.00
Senior fee: £111.00
Concession: £85.00

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