What is the course about?
This course will give you the tools to hold simple / survival conversations during a visit in India.
What will we cover?
1. simple conversation when you’re out and about-say hello and goodbye, give and ask for basic & personal information ( your name, which languages you speak, where you are from etc)
2. Buy items in shops, ask about prices
3. Order food & drinks & ask for the bill
4. Ask for directions
5. Numbers including the time
6. At the hotel
7. Buy tickets, enquire about departure/arrival times/ delays & platform number
8. At the chemist
9. Cultural advice (e.g. tipping, paying in a café) which may be different from the UK.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
1. have a simple conversation when you’re out & about-say hello & goodbye, thank you ,excuse me ;give and ask for basic & personal information ( your name, nationality and occupation)
2. buy items in shops, ask about and understand prices
3. order food & drinks & ask for the bill
4. ask for locations
5. say and understand numbers
6. hold a simple conversation at the hotel/ aprtment/ bnb
7. buy tickets, enquire about departure/arrival times/ delays & platform number
8. hold a simple converstaion at the chemist
9. understand cultural differences (e.g. tipping, paying in a café).
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a beginners' course - No previous knowledge of the language is required.
You will need to be able to understand basic spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time etc).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The emphasis is on speaking and listening. Methods include pair work and group work, and role play.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
This course is based on tutors' own materials. You will just need to bring a pen and paper.
Course includes reference booklet for students with some of the following questions/phrases/situations:
• Please say it again ?
• Please speak slowly.
• I’m vegetarian/vegan
• Please give me a bag? ( in the supermarket)
• Do you speak English? I don’t speak…/I don’t understand.
• I need help.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Any complete beginner course starting in September.
General information and advice on courses at City Lit is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details