Skills in English: thinking, reading, discussing, expressing (entry 3-level 1)

Course Dates: 07/10/21 - 02/12/21
Time: 12:45 - 14:45
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Would you like to do an English GCSE one day? Do you want to increase your confidence in English in expressing yourself when speaking and writing? Do you need to develop your reading skills so you can understand the general meaning of different types of texts and also make judgements about what you read, give your reasons for thinking certain things, see different points of view, identify different motives or pieces of information? This course will help you become a good communicator and thinker in English able to read, enjoy and use different texts, fact and fiction, to express yourself with vivid vocabulary, accurate language and well-thought out arguments.
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Course Code: AE201D

Thu, day, 07 Oct - 02 Dec '21

Duration: 9 sessions (over 9 weeks)

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What is the course about?

This course is about developing your communication skills in English so you can develop the skills needed for life both inside and outside work. You will do a lot of discussing and reading, developing ideas, learning how to express these ideas and give good reasons for them. You will work on understanding and responding to different, sometimes opposite points of view in speaking, listening, reading and writing. You will study different types of writing factual and fictional so you can identify the differences between them and learn to write for different purposes.

What will we cover?

• reading different types of texts for general overall meaning and seeing the bigger picture
• drawing reasoned conclusions and making valid decisions about what you are reading
• finding and using evidence to justify your ideas and opinions about different topics and texts you are reading
• identifying how different pieces of writing are structured and how this structure changes meaning
• choosing the best vocabulary for different situations
• expressing ideas in both speaking and writing in a way that influences and changes how other people think
• identifying and responding to ideas different from your own
• writing with good paragraphs
• writing with accurate spelling and punctuation.

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

• read different types of texts for general overall meaning and seeing the bigger picture
• draw reasoned conclusions and make valid decisions about what you are reading
• find and use evidence to justify your ideas and opinions about different topics and texts you are reading
• identify how different pieces of writing are structured and how this structure changes meaning
• choose the best vocabulary for different situations
• express ideas in both speaking and writing in a way that influences and changes how other people think
• identify and respond effectively to ideas different from your own
• write with good paragraphs
• write with accurate spelling and punctuation.

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

This course is for people who are fluent speakers of English at Entry 3-Level 1. You can write with a degree of confidence and read emails, letters and short articles. But you want to start preparing for higher level courses such as GCSE or Functional Skills and/or are ready to start communicating with more sophistication and complexity.

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

You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment. The tutor will help you discover rules and features of English. 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, influencing people, 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:
• Skills in English: developing your English for the workplace entry 3-level 1)
• Skills in English: how to express yourself on social media -with digital skills (entry 3-level 1)
• Develop your writing and reading: by using grammar (entry 3-level 1)
•Develop your writing and reading: spelling, punctuation, vocabulary (entry 3-level 1)
• English for life (entry 3)
• English for life (level 1)

There also many maths, digital and office skills courses you can do.
Ask your tutor or contact universal.skills@citylit.ac.uk / 020 7492 2511 for more details.

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