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 speaking and listening 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. Achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
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?
This course will help you to follow the gist of extended verbal communication, obtain relevant detail from extended verbal communication and follow multi-step verbal instructions correctly for a given purpose. You will be able to use clear pronunciation to convey intended meaning and use appropriate language in context according to formality. You will present information in a logical sequence for a given purpose, provide a verbal account with relevant information confidently for a given audience and convey relevant detail during verbal communication. You will be able to contribute constructively to discussion, express views constructively during verbal communication, respond to others constructively to move discussion forward and obtain relevant 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 Advanced Level 2 Speaking and Listening or Functional Skills or Vocational courses.