ESOL: Improve your fluency (entry 3-level 1)

Course Dates: 10/05/22 - 12/07/22
Time: 09:45 - 12:45
Location: Online
Do you want to speak more easily and communicate in English without translating from your first language? Do you think too much about what to say or write? Would you like your English to be more automatic? This course will help you become more relaxed when you speak and write English so you can be confident you can express yourself in a way people understand and not be worried about making mistakes. You will develop your fluency in both speaking and writing but you will focus more on speaking.
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). For more information click here
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £44.00

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Course Code: ES316

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Tue, day, 10 May - 12 Jul '22

Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 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.
Why do I need an advice session?

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What is the course about?

This course will help you become a more fluent and confident user of English. We will ask what ‘fluency’ means and in what situations you want to become more fluent. You will work on developing your English for situations you are most often involved in e.g. at home, in the workplace, amongst friends. You will work on how to express yourself without worrying too much about making mistakes. You will focus more on getting your message across rather than on complete accuracy. You will practise becoming more automatic when you speak and write so that you can respond to unusual or difficult situations that you have not prepared for. By the end of the course, you will err, umm, err far less!

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

• responding to both familiar and unfamiliar situations
• dealing with conflict or difficult situations from your daily life
• developing your vocabulary and range of expression
• writing messages quickly and spontaneously
• speaking and writing at the same time e.g. when taking notes during a work conversation
• linking words, ‘chunking’ your language and pausing in the right places
• asking questions with good pronunciation.

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

• respond to both familiar and unfamiliar situations more confidently
• deal with conflict or difficult situations from your daily life in a more relaxed manner
• develop your vocabulary and range of expression
• write messages quickly and spontaneously
• speak and write at the same time e.g. when taking notes during a work conversation
• link words effectively, ‘chunk’ your language and pause in the right places
• ask questions with good pronunciation.

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

This course level is for Entry 3-Level 1 students (B1-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. It will be a dynamic and interactive course with lots of practice. You will work in pairs, groups and as whole class. The tutor will also work with you individually. There will be a lot of emphasis on communication. You will do role play and ACT ESOL where you act out and rehearse situations you have been involved in in your real life so you can learn how to respond to them, improve your vocabulary, learn more grammar, and work on your pronunciation and fluency.

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
worksheets. It will be helpful if you have accss to a computer.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

It is a good idea to combine this course with our Grammar in Practice course (E3-L1) so you can practise your accuracy.

Other courses you can do at the same time or after this one include:

• 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: Develop your listening skills (level 1)
• Communicating at work: ESOL skills for the office (level 1)

If your level is high enough, you could do
• ESOL pronunciation: stage 1 (level 1-2)

We also have general ESOL courses at E3 and Level 1

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

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