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. Group is differentiated according to learners’ English level. 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, Nottingham, NG2 4DF
Venue Tel: 01159 103667
Date: Wednesday 17th September 2014 – 25th March 2015
Time: 1pm -3pm
Duration: 22 Sessions
Fee: £165.55 – Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income
· At the end of the course learners will be able to know how NHS works in the UK, how to register with surgery;
· Learner will learn how to register their children at school and how education system works in the UK;
· Learners will be able to make a dialogue in the ticket office or on the phone to buy the right ticket for their journey;
· Learners will learn special autumn days and festivals in the UK.
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- Entry levels- Present simple “does or do?; Education in the UK;
· 5 session- Visiting doctor; NHS system in UK
· 6 session- Midcourse Review
· 7 session- Autumn festivals; Harvest festival and Halloween
· 8 session- Bonfire night
· 9 session- Buying a ticket at the station; Transport system in the UK
· 10 session- Remembrance day
· 11 session- Traditions of Christmas
· 12 session- Final Review
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
Learners will be able to speak and write descriptive topics using different types of tenses and grammar structures.
Learners will improve their fluency in English and will have better command of English language.
Learn how to get and give information on the phone
Read brochures and leaflets from community centres, such as bus time tables etc.
Learners will improve their personal confidence which enable them to deal with their daily life requirements independently.
Every lesson will teach learners Equality and Diversity in UK which enables learners’ settlement in the UK easier.
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;
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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;
Any children’s books to help to improve reading skills at home. ( available in local libraries);
Move on tests book and CD for practicing at home;
Course books such as “Headway”, “Cutting Edge”.
Citizenship materials for ESOL learners
Internet sites for ESOL
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.
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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