What is the course about?
This course will help you to get confident in reading, writing and communication. You will learn to read pieces of texts, write sentences, spell correctly and use punctuation. This course is the second part of a year-long course. Your course tutor will discuss with you whether you are ready to take exams at the end of the course (it will depend on your mock exams results).
What will we cover?
Your tutor will provide a range of topics based on Functional Skills curriculum.
Topics will include:
- sentence structure
- reading strategies
- spelling rules and punctuation etc.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- read and understand short pieces of writing
- develop your spelling and vocabulary
- write and punctuate sentences etc.
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?
- English dictionary (elementary and/or intermediate level)
- bi-lingual dictionary if appropriate
- organised course file/folder/paper/highlighter pens and any other relevant stationery
If you are not working, or are on a low income, you may be able to get help buying resources. You will need to ask the Advice Shop.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
If you complete this course successfully, you can progress to YE106A Everyday English for deaf people or YE204A English Grammar for deaf people.
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