ESOL entry 2 (speaking and listening)

Course Dates: 17/09/19 - 06/02/20
Time: 12:30 - 15:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Can you have some short conversations and read and write simple emails? This course will help you learn more vocabulary and grammar so you can talk, read and write about more interesting everyday things and make fewer mistakes. In February, there will be a speaking and listening exam.

You need to have an initial assessment before joining this course. You can come in person. See bildutrapagaran.info/esol for dates. Or you can do an on-line assessment. CLICK on the START ASSESSMENT button opposite. For best results use Chrome. You need to add an email address and a password when asked. Please contact the department on 020 7492 2511 or [email protected] for help or more information.

This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

a) You are employed and earn less than £20,572.50. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

Or

b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG).

Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.

Description

What is the course about?

This is the first half of a year long course which will help your English for everyday life and work. You will practise reading, writing and speaking and listening but you will practise speaking and listening more. You will take an Entry 2 ESOL Speaking and Listening exam in February if you are ready. On the course, you will practise asking and answering everyday questions using present simple, present continuous, past simple and future forms. You will talk about everyday topics using present simple, present continuous, past simple and future forms with a degree of fluency. You will practise describing and comparing objects and pictures. You will also practise listening for details in short conversations and recordings about everyday topics. You will start to practise writing short emails or letters on everyday topics, writing short descriptions of people or things and reading short simple texts to find information quickly.

What will we cover?

You will practise reading, writing and speaking and listening but you will focus more on speaking and listening to prepare for a speaking and listening exam. Each class will focus on a certain topic such as life in the UK, daily routine, healthy living, jobs, shopping, transport and different cultures. We will focus on:
• asking and answering everyday questions using present simple, present continuous, past simple and future forms
• talking and writing about everyday topics using present simple, present continuous, past simple and future forms
• describing and comparing objects and pictures
• listening for details in short conversations and recordings about everyday topics
• writing short emails or letters on everyday topics,
• reading short simple texts to find information quickly.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

• use your English to do everyday tasks such as shopping, travelling, talking to friends and work colleagues
• pass the English Speaking Board ESOL Entry 2 speaking and listening exam
• ask and answer everyday questions using present simple, present continuous, past simple and future forms
• talk and write about everyday topics using present simple, present continuous, past simple and future forms
• describe and compare objects and pictures
• listen for details in short conversations and recordings about everyday topics
• write short emails or letters on everyday topics
• find information quickly in read short simple texts and understand their general meaning

By the end of this course you will also have improved your digital skills through use of Google Classroom, the internet and Microsoft Word.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This is an Entry 2 elementary course (A2). This course is ideal for you if you can already ask and answer some questions on personal information, follow simple instructions, and read and write short paragraphs about everyday topics. You will need to do a pre-course assessment.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

This will be an exciting and interesting course with lots of practice. You will work in pairs or small groups, and sometimes as a whole group. Your tutor will also work with you individually. There will be speaking and listening, reading, writing activities and games as well as the use of YouTube, an interactive whiteboard and computers to help your learning. Everything that you learn will help you in your daily life. You will need to do some homework every week and use Google Classroom outside the class.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

You will need a pen, some lined A4 paper and a file to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and worksheets.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

You can continue to the second half of this course and do the Reading and Writing exams so you complete the whole level. You can also do a course without an exam for example Conversation and pronunciation (Entry 2-3). Your tutor will advise you on the best course to do next.

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

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Course Code: ES201

Tue+Thu, day, 17 Sep - 06 Feb '20

Duration: 36 sessions (over 21 weeks)

Full fee: £299.00
Senior fee: £239.00
Concession: £60.00

Before booking on this course, please register or log in to your account to complete a short online assessment. We need you to do this to check that this course is the right level for you.
Why do I need an advice session?

Any questions? [email protected]
or call 020 7492 2511

Please note: we offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. For more information visit our online . You can also visit the Information, Advice and Guidance drop-in service, open from 12 – 6.45, Monday to Friday.