Whether you want to find a job or just talk with people around you, our ESOL courses will give you the reading, writing, and speaking and listening skills you need. You will develop your confidence and skills at your own speed in lively and friendly classes and the first term will give you the chance to get a recognised qualification in speaking and listening.
Students will continue to develop both speaking and listening skills along with reading and writing skills. However, the focus will be on achieving the above course aims. There will also be a focus on local services and news, along with world events, citizenship and we will discuss your rights, local services, your local community ,including radicalisation of UK citizens, within the context of what constitutes citizenship within a democracy.
You will take an initial assessment with us, which will show that your starting point is one level below that of this class.
Folder with dividers, lined paper, pens and highlighter pens and a dictionary, e.g. and e-dictionary on your phone.
The methods will be learner centred, often task based and often working in groups. You will talk about a range of issues relevant to your needs to help you live in the community. There will be elements of peer learning and an expectation for high levels of independent learning using links on Moodle and other e-sources.
There is ongoing assessment. Some assessments will happen in class time and these will be indicated on Moodle. We will use your Initial Assessment before the class, and Diagnostic Assessment evidence collected in the first 2 weeks, to plan your learning journey and negotiate individual targets. We will record and monitor this in your own ILP (Individual learning Plan).
There is an expectation that learners will engage in approximately 40 hours of independent study (4 hours per week) to successfully complete the course. We expect that if you miss a class that you catch up by looking at what work was covered on Moodle.
Your tutor will advise.