English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) with Citizenship – Spring Term 2013


The aim of this course is to improve students’ listening/speaking, reading/writing skills of English language.  I will teach the students how to ask and give information, at shops, at the surgery, at the library, bus/train station etc. Students will learn how to use Present Simple form, adjectives and prepositions.

They will learn how to fill the forms, write notes, or short texts describing people. They will learn to read different texts from different sources, such as leaflets, tickets, books, etc. Course is open to all level of students. Course can be accredited. All ESOL sessions will include Citizenship elements such as, national days, festivals and celebrations, British geography and history; also some features from British politics.

Tutor: Zara Handley
Venue: Greenway Community Centre, Trent Lane, Sneinton, NG2 4DF
Date: Monday 14th January 2013
Time: 09:30 – 11.30 am
Duration: 11 Sessions
Fee: £55.00 –  Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income

Topics to be covered

1 session – Course will begin with filling the enrollment papers, and information about WEA and health and safety issues.

2 session – Initial assessments

3 session – Personal Information (all levels)

4 session –  Entry levels- Present simple “does or do?; New Year around the world;

5 session –  Visiting doctor; NHS system in UK

6 session – Mid course Review/Exam preparation; St Valentine’s day;

7 session – Describing people using new adjectives; St David;s day

8 session – this/that/these/those; Chinese new year;

9 session – Buying a ticket at the station; Transport system in the UK

10 session – Medical words and expressions; Hospitals;

11 session – Easter

12 session – Final Review

Learning outcomes
As a result of this course it may be possible for you to:

  • Learners will be learning new vocabulary related to the topic at each session
  • Describe your day using  Present Simple, and making questions using do or does correctly;
  • Learn how to describe people, their appearance, personality and ability using different kind of adjectives.
  • Learn new vocabulary for clothes, make dialogue at the market buying clothes;
  • Learn how to get and give information on the phone
  • Read simplified brochures and leaflets from community centres, such as bus time tables etc.
  • Learn about special days in British calendar

Teaching/learning methods

Students will be learning four skills of particular topic in one session. They will be listening to listening tasks and role-play for speaking.

They will be reading several of texts, including simplified brochures, leaflets, college prospectus, newspaper advertisement, etc.

Visual aids, grammar worksheet will be used, handouts will be used.

Pre Entry learners will be using magnetic letters of alphabet to memorize;

They will be introduced the writing frames for writing tasks, such as, forms, application, letter layout, etc.

Learners will be encouraged to do activities in smaller groups as well as with whole group. Group work, pair work, and individual work will be used nearly in every session;

Assessment methods
Through quizzes, discussions, learner presentations and a variety of set assignments, the tutor will ensure that learners are making progress. Online assessments may be used in this course.

Previous learning required
No previous experience necessary

Essential materials or equipment
CD player,  handouts, worksheet, learning games, flipchart, whiteboard, students’ files, course files, leaflets, brochures from sport centres, libraries, bus time tables, tickets, magnetic letters.


  1. Any children’s books to help to improve reading skills at home. ( available in local libraries);
  2. Move on tests book and CD for practicing at home;
  3. Dictionaries
  4. Course books such as “Headway”, “Cutting Edge”.
  5. Citizenship materials for ESOL learners

Financial help
If you need help with paying for fees or childcare, you may be entitled to financial support. Ask your tutor or programme organiser for more information. We will treat all requests confidentially and with respect in accordance with our Learner Support Policy (see Services for Learners leaflet).

Help with learning
If you have a disability or learning difficulty, let us know as early as possible so that we can make arrangements to provide you with support. We will treat requests for help confidentially and with respect. Ask your tutor for more information. If you prefer, contact your Regional Office and ask to speak to someone about learning support (see Services for Learners leaflet).

Help with English, Maths or Study Skills
You are also entitled to extra help and support with English, Maths or Study Skills. Ask your tutor for more information. If you prefer, contact your Regional Office and ask to speak to someone about help with English, Maths or Study Skills.

Sound interesting?
Please contact Caroline on 0115 985 8203 or email

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