English for deaf people: develop your basic communication skills (pre - entry)
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
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Course Code: YE105B
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Duration: 12 sessions (over 13 weeks)
Why do I need an advice session?
What is the course about?
This course is suitable if you have arrived in the UK from abroad and/or missed out on the education at school due to communication barriers. This course is to help you to develop your basic communication skills in various social settings such as starting, maintaining and ending the conversations, confirming your understanding of the conversation flow and/or ask for clarification if/when necessary, asking and answering questions on various social topics etc. You will also develop basic study skills to help you to complete simple tasks and do homework on your own. This course has no exam. To be able to participate in this course, you will need to have basic BSL skills.
What will we cover?
We will use different topics and strategies which will help you to develop your communication skills and build up relevant vocabulary of English words/signs to be able to participate, progress and express yourself in various social settings. We will explain how to study, complete simple tasks and do homework on your own.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- identify different social settings
- use different methods and tools of communications to participate, progress and express yourself in various settings accordingly
- start, maintain and finish the conversations appropriately
- confirm your understanding of the conversation flow and/or ask for clarifications if/when necessary
- ask and answer questions on various social topics
- describe the events by using vocabulary of words/signs linked to calendar, time, places, feelings
- demonstrate different social conventions in various social settings such as saying 'thank you', 'sorry' etc.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
To find out your level of skills, you will need to complete the initial assessment & the interview before enrolling. To book the assessment & the interview, please contact: e-mail: email@example.com; phone (sms): 07307 810118; phone (voice): 02074922511.
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. Handouts and worksheets will allow you to build up a folder of work. You will be given homework on a regular basis and an opportunity for one to one tutorials with your tutor to discuss any individual learning needs that you have.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
- a note-book
- some stationary: a pen, a pencil, a set of highlighters.
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.