English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) -for Work – Autumn Term 2013


The aim of this course is to improve students’ listening/speaking, reading/writing skills of English language and to prepare them to take C&G ESOL Assessment and Literacy 1 test. I will teach the students how to ask and give information at work, how to look for a job, how to apply for a job, to fill job applications, to get prepared for job interviews etc. L1 learners will be engaged in discussions, making presentations and also learning how to use vocabulary appropriate to their levels, such as linking words, variety of terms. Students will learn how to use different tense forms while speaking and writing.

They will learn how to fill the forms, write letters, and short texts. They will learn to read different texts from different sources, such as leaflets, tickets, books, newspapers, magazines etc.
Tutor: Zara Handley
Venue: WEA Training Room, Hungerhill Road, St Anns, Nottingham, NG3 4NB
Date: Tuesday 10th September 2013
Time: 9.30am -11.30am
Duration: 12 sessions
Fee: £55.00 – Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income

Course aims

Learners will be ready for job interviews;
Will learn how to look for a job
Will learn how to make CV and fill job application forms
Will learn how to ask and give job related information on the phone
Read job advertisements
Write a covering letters

Topics to be covered

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

• 2 session – Initial assessments

• 3 session– Personal Information (all levels)

• 4 session– Jobs today and where to look for them

• 5 session– Jobs you like

• 6 session– Midcourse Review

• 7 session– Different kind of jobs

• 8 session– Describing people/ appearance, personality, ability.

• 9 session– Telephone conversations/ interview skills

• 11 session– Getting ready for interviews

• 12 session– Final review/Exam to take

Learning outcomes

As a result of this course it may be possible for you to:
Learners will be learning new vocabulary related to jobs and employments;
Be able to describe work experiences using Past simple, Present Simple, Present Perfect continues;
Learn about UK job industry and compare it to one from your own country;
Learn how to describe your personality and ability using different kind of adjectives.
Learn about different jobs in the UK, improve your job vocabulary and also how to describe the jobs.
Learn how to get and give information on the phone about the jobs
Write CV and fill job application forms

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; Practicing learning on Internet ESOL sites will be widely used; Videos, news, pictures from Internet might be used for learning purposes;

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.
Initial assessments will be used at the beginning of the course to find out learners’ level;
Midcourse Review session will be held during the 6th session to check learners’ progress;
Final assessments will be held at the last session to check the achievements;

Previous learning required
No previous experience necessary

Recommended books, materials or equipment Learners may also find it helpful to have a wallet folder to store handouts and own notes, as well as to store writing materials.

CD player, handouts, worksheet, learning games, flipchart, whiteboard, students’ files, course files, leaflets, brochures from sport centre, 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

Internet sites for ESOL

Progression Please indicate further activities to which the course could lead, eg progress to an improvers’ course, join a relevant club or society, home study using relevant internet sites or publish work.

The tutor can provide you with information about what you can do next with the WEA and other local providers. A Giving Information and Advice County Leaflet is available with useful local information. What Next? leaflets are available from your tutor or Programme Organiser to help you with your choices. If you would like to discuss what options are available or how to obtain guidance, please contact your Programme Organiser.

IAG is provided by tutor throughout the course and during the last session.

Financial help If you need help with paying for registration fees or childcare, you may be entitled to financial support. Ask your tutor 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 you 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.

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