ESOL: Develop your listening skills (level 1)

Course Dates: 03/05/22 - 12/07/22
Time: 16:00 - 18:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Are you tired of asking people to repeat themselves? Do you nod and smile when you don't understand? Do you wish you could understand the TV better or follow phone conversations more easily? Good listening skills are essential to your English language development and students often never learn specific listening techniques. This course will help you change your experience of listening to English. It will change from being a stream of meaningless sounds into one in which you can identify the words and focus on the meaning of what you are hearing. You will be able to relax when you are having conversations and enjoy films without subtitles!
Before this course, you need to do a pre-course assessment. Contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 or click the Start Assessment button on this page. Log on with your email address (not name). Use Chrome if possible.
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 receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
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Course Code: ESLS01

Tue, day, 03 May - 12 Jul '22

Duration: 11 sessions (over 11 weeks)

Before booking on this course, please register or log in to your account to complete a short online assessment. We need you to do this to check that this course is the right level for you.
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What is the course about?

This course will focus on your overall listening comprehension and your ability to hear the important words for meaning in both conversations and longer pieces of speech such as the radio, TV and films. You will learn how words link together so that two or three words can sound like one, how words which are joined together can sound differently from when they are said on their own, how certain words are pronounced differently depending on their use including whether they are stressed or not. By understanding and identifying how words are put together in spoken English, you will begin to recognise your mistakes and confusions and spoken English will become clearer to you.

What will we cover?

• identifying how spoken words are linked together so that many words can sound like one
• how ‘unwritten’ sounds emerge when spoken words are linked together
• how linked words can sound differently from when they are said on their own
• how words can sound differently when they are stressed and unstressed
• how to hear stressed words and syllables
• identifying key themes in longer pieces of spoken English e.g. songs, radio and TV programmes.

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

• identify how spoken words are linked together so that many words can sound like one
• identify how ‘unwritten’ sounds emerge when spoken words are linked together
• identify and recognise how linked words can sound differently from when they are said on their own
• identify and recognise how words can sound differently when they are stressed and unstressed
• identify and recognise stressed words and syllables
• identify key themes in longer pieces of spoken English e.g. songs, radio and TV programmes.

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

This course level is for ESOL Level 1 students (B2). At this level you can engage in most everyday conversations. You know the basics of English but need to develop more sophisticated language and improve your vocabulary.

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

You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment with an emphasis on your discovering how to do and complete tasks, with guidance from the tutor. 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?

You will need a pen, some lined A4 paper and a file to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and a code for Google classroom so you can communicate with classmates and access materials, videos etc. online.

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 Entry 3 or Level 1
• Grammar in practice: intermediate (entry 3-level 1)
• ESOL: Improve your Fluency (entry 3-level 1)
• ESOL communicating at work: customer care (entry 3-level 1)
• ESOL: How to think in English (E3-L1)
• ESOL communicating at work: customer care (entry 3-level 1)
• ESOL: develop your English skills to find a better job (entry 3-level 1)
• Workplace skills for ESOL learners: communicating in the online and face to face office (level 1)
• ESOL pronunciation: stage 1 (level 1-2)
• ESOL and making podcasts: pronunciation, presentation, expression (level 1-2)
• Grammar in practice: upper intermediate (level 1-2)
• Writing skills in practice: upper intermediate (level 1-2)

Ask your tutor or contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 for more details.

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