What is the course about?
This course is appropriate if you have successfully completed a Level 1 course (ESOL Upper Intermediate) to a high standard and/or your abilities in written and spoken English are similar to a native speaker of English. The focus of this course is on improving your reading and writing skills.
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 a 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 can help you.
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.
How will I be taught and assessed?
The course is mainly online. You will be expected to do homework regularly and will make use of our Virtual Learning Environment (Teams). When you are ready, you will take Skills for Life exams in speaking and listening.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
You will need access to a computer and some IT skills. 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?
By the end of the course you will be able to identify the main points of text, identify the main events of text, use language features to identify meaning in text and identify the meaning of vocabulary in text. You will be able to identify the purpose of text, obtain specific information from text and evaluate information from different sources. You will be able to plan text for a specific purpose. You will produce content which meets the purpose effectively, use language effectively, structure text coherently for purpose, use grammar and punctuation correctly and spell words accurately. You will be able to complete a form with complex features correctly.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
Your teacher will advise you on the best next course for you, but perhaps ESOL Advanced Level 2 Speaking and Listening or Functional Skills or Vocational courses.