What is the course about?
The aim of this course is to develop deaf people’s reading skills in a friendly and supportive environment. During this course you will read various articles (newspapers/magazines) and stories / novels. You will also be discussing your reading materials in BSL, learning new vocabulary and exploring the structure of English. Translating from English to BSL and summarising texts will be a large part of the sessions. This course is suitable if you have achieved and/or have been assessed at English Level 1 and/or English Level 2. This course has no exams.
What will we cover?
-Reading to understand the underlying meaning.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
-Feel more confident and inspired to read for pleasure
-Increase your vocabulary of words
-Develop your reading strategies.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
To find out your level of skills, you will need to attend the Initial Assessment & Interview session before enrolling. To
book an appointment, please contact: email@example.com; sms: 07624818557; voice: 02074922726.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught in a deaf-only group with a tutor that is fluent in British Sign Language. Teaching will be in a
supportive group setting, which involves pair and small group work. The interactive whiteboard and google classroom
will also help your learning. You will be given homework on a regular basis and an opportunity for one to one tutorials with your tutor to address any individual learning needs that you have.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
It is recommended that you bring:
- Different coloured pens
- Highlighter pens
- A4 paper
- A file to keep your work in and file dividers.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
In order to complete this course successfully, you will be asked to do various tests and complete your coursework by your course tutor. Also, your attendance and punctuality is expected to be at 85% or above. At the end of this course, your course tutor will review your overall learning progress including your attendance/punctuality and will advise accordingly.