What is the course about?
This course will help you develop and improve your skills in reading, writing, spelling, grammar, punctuation and communication. You will develop your planning and comprehension skills.
What will we cover?
Topics will include:
- identifying different text types
- identifying the main points from a text
- formal and informal language
- writing for different purposes and audiences etc.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- read and understand a variety of texts
- write longer texts using appropriate style and grammatically correct sentences
- plan and proofread writing etc.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You will already be able to:
Read simple sentences without help including instructions. Write a short text independently using common conjunctions and adjectives. Use basic punctuation and spell personal details and common words correctly. Understand numbers from lists, tables and diagrams and use knowledge of alphabetical order to find correct meanings of words in a dictionary. Speak clearly to be heard and understood. Ask and respond to straightforward questions. Extract simple information from lists etc.
You will need to attend the Initial Assessment & Interview session before enrolling.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Class work, group work, pair work, working on your own as directed by the tutor. You will be expected to do a lot of self-study and always complete homework.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
- Dictionary (intermediate and/or advanced)
- Bi-lingual dictionary if appropriate
- Organised course file/folder/paper/highlighter pens and any other relevant stationery.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
When you successfully complete this course, the tutor will advise you on the next level you can progress to.
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