What is the course about?
This course is suitable for those who have completed Basic English skills, Basic English vocabulary and punctuation and/or Basic English grammar for deaf people courses. This course will focus on basic English vocabulary, grammar, spelling, reading and writing.
What will we cover?
Your tutor will decide from a range of topics and also ask you what topics you are interested in.
Topics may include:
- simple sentence structure
- spelling strategies and howuse simple punctuation.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- fill in forms
- read everyday words and notices
- spell everyday words
- talk about subjects that interest you
- write simple sentences with simple punctuation.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
To find out your level of skills, you will need to attend the Initial Assessment & Interview session before enrolling. To book an appointment, please contact: [email protected]; sms: 07624818557; voice: 02074922726.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught in a deaf-only group with a tutor that is fluent in British Sign Language. Teaching will be in a supportive group setting, which involves pair and small group work. The interactive whiteboard and google classroom will also help your learning. Handouts and worksheets will allow you to build up a folder of work. You will be given homework on a regular basis and an opportunity for one to one tutorials with your tutor to address any individual learning needs that you have.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
- Different coloured pens
- Highlighter pens
- A4 paper
- with dividers to keep your work in
- Photo dictionary
- English dictionary (basic/elementary level)
- Bilingual dictionary (English and your first language)
- It is recommended that you buy: Essential Grammar in Use With Answers: A Self-Study Reference and Practice Book for Elementary Students of English by Raymond Murphy
- USB memory stick to use in class and for homework to save your work on computer.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
In order to complete this course successfully, you will be asked to do your coursework, various tests and mock exams. Also, your attendance and punctuality is expected to be at 85% or above. At the end of this course, your course tutor will review your overall learning progress including your attendance/punctuality and mock exam results (you will need to pass them with high marks) and will make a final decision if you can or can’t take real exams. The tutor will also advise you accordingly on what you can do next after the end of the course.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details