What is the course about?
This course is suitable if you already speak and write everyday English. It covers the four language skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking, although the main focus is on improving your speaking and listening skills. By the end of the course you will be able to obtain information from verbal communication, be able to speak English to communicate, be able to convey information and be able to engage in discussion with others.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
This is an entry level 2 course. Before you can enrol, you will need to have an interview with one of our initial assessors to make sure the course is suitable for you. If you already study with us, your current tutor will help you enrol.
What topics does the course cover?
Achieve a level of attainment in English which is appropriate to your needs. Use language confidently at a level to function in school or college, at work or in society in general. Engage in learning which is relevant to you and will provide opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. Achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
How will I be taught and assessed?
The course is classroom based and you will work individually, in pairs and small groups as appropriate. You will be expected to do homework regularly and will make use of our Virtual Learning Environment (e-zone). You will take a nationally recognised exam in speaking and listening.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
Pens, pencils and writing paper. A folder to keep all your course materials. An English dictionary - your teacher can give advice and suggestions.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
This course will help you to follow the gist of verbal communication, obtain necessary information from straightforward verbal communication for a given task and follow straightforward verbal instructions correctly for a given task. You will learn how to use pronunciation to convey intended meaning and use straightforward language appropriate for context when speaking. You will provide relevant information to others during straightforward verbal communication and provide a verbal account for a given task. You will be able to make appropriate contributions to discussion, express views clearly during verbal communication and obtain specific information from others.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
Your teacher will advise you on the best next course for you, but perhaps ESOL Pre-Intermediate Reading and Writing.