What is the course about?
This course will help you get started in reading and writing. You will learn to write simple sentences, spell key words and use punctuation in your writing.
What will we cover?
Your tutor will decide from a range of topics and ask you what topics you want to cover.
Topics may include: simple sentence structure, spelling strategies, how to use capital letters and full stops.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Start the following:
-fill in forms with your details
-read everyday words and notices
-spell words you need to use on a day-to-day basis
-talk about subjects that interest you
-write simple sentences using full stops and capital letters.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for people who are fluent speakers of English. To do this course you will have to know the alphabet, read some everyday words and be able to write your personal details (name, surname etc).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Teaching will be in a supportive group setting, which involves pair and small group work. The interactive whiteboard and computers will 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.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need a pen, some lined A4 paper and a folder to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and worksheets.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
When you successfully complete this course, you should be able to join AE101B, the second part of Making progress at Entry level 1 and 2. You might also like to enrol on our Phonics 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