Improve Your English Literacy Skills (Reading and Writing English) ~ Spring Term 2016

C2335259 or C2335260
Improve Your English Literacy Skills (Reading and Writing English)
To improve reading and written English skills. To increase confidence and encourage learning in a fun, non-pressured and relaxed environment. Suitable for all those who would like to advance their reading and writing skills for practical, academic and leisure reasons.

Essential materials: Learners may find it helpful to have a wallet folder to store handouts and own notes, as well as to store writing materials.

Tutor:  Nikki England
Venue: Vernon Community College, Vernon House 18 Friar Lane, NG1 6DQ
TEL: 01159 414967
Start date: Thursday 7th  January – 17th March 2016
Time: 
 10am – 12.10pm  or 1pm -3.10pm
Total hours: 21
No of sessions: 10
Fee: £80.85  Fee Waived for those on income related benefits or low income.

To avoid disappointment Enrol online now for Ref C2335259  athttps://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2015/CourseInfo.aspx?ActivityID=325583

To avoid disappointment Enrol online now for ref C2335260 at: https://enrolonline.wea.org.uk/Online/2015/CourseInfo.aspx?ActivityID=325586

 

Course aims:
To improve reading and written English skills. To increase confidence and encourage learning in a fun, non-pressured and relaxed environment. Suitable for all those who would like to advance their reading and writing skills for practical, academic and leisure reasons.
Course description:
This course will look at improving written English and reading abilities and is suitable for those who would like to improve their literacy skills.  Working to individual levels and interests, students will be encouraged to advance their knowledge of written English through a series of practical workshops. Exercises will be included to improve reading skills and comprehension. This is a non-accredited course and will be taught in a relaxed and informal way, with an emphasis on encouraging confidence and enjoyment in the subject.
Any prior knowledge or entry requirements? 

A good level of spoken English essential.

Basic level of English literacy and IT skills desirable.

 

Course content: what topics will the course cover?

After initial assessment and discussion with students, a selection of the following topics will be covered

Form Filling.
Letter Writing (formal and personal).
Creative Writing (fiction, non-fiction, poetry).
Applying for a Job (cover letters, CVs, emails, application forms).
Grammar, Spelling and Punctuation.
Reading out loud in a small group.
Understanding and Completing Multiple Choice Questionnaires (eg. Driving Theory or Life in the UK test).
Reading for pleasure and practical reasons.
Reading for academic reasons.
Completing academic assignments.

Teaching,  learning and assessment methods:
Demonstration
Discussion
Group work
Individual work
Role play
Written work
Question and answer
Observation
Practical work
Presentation

How will I receive feedback on my learning progress and achievement?

There is no formal assessment but feedback will be provided verbally by the tutor and through peer support and encouragement during group discussions. The WEA Individual Learning Plan and tutor observation will help assess learning progress, with the option of short one-to-one tutorials or email correspondence available if further feedback is felt necessary.

 

 

Learning outcomes:

these are the intended outcomes and may be revised in discussion with the class. Students are encouraged to think about and identify their own individual outcomes.

By the end of the course, students should be able to:
1.Write a short formal letter, job application or creative piece.
2.Accurately fill in a short form.
3.Complete a multiple choice questionnaire.
4.Confidently read a short statement to the group.

Reading and information sources: Is any reading/preparation essential or desirable?

Any reading is desirable!

 

Suggestions for progression to further study or for using the skills and knowledge gained:

Skills and knowledge gained can be used on a daily basis.

Further study through the WEA or other colleges towards recognised qualifications.

Sound interesting?
Please email  Caroline on 
ckeep@wea.org.uk

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