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Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Scott Ritchie
  • Course Code C24ELCD01D
  • Suitable For 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

What you will learn

This course is a continuation of your language learning (ESOL) from entry 3 (Intermediate) and is one level above that needed for citizenship. It offers 6 hours weekly for 12 weeks on two days a week, mornings or evenings. In the 3 terms from September to July you will attend a whole year’s programme of study. You can enter this course at the start of any term -September, January or April. Each term involves all the areas of language and skills but will have an exam focus – term 1 is listening and speaking, term 2 is reading and term 3 is writing. In the community of the online classroom you will meet other students from many different backgrounds and in the process learn many new things about them and their cultures, as well as English-speaking cultures. The constant attention and exposure to English in the classroom will build your confidence in being able to deal with (listen to and read) written and spoken English and your ability to produce written and spoken English. This, in turn, will help you deal with the challenge of looking for work, as well as improving your employment situation which is often dependent on fluency in English. The tutors are very experienced in this field of teaching and can anticipate difficulties and explain those aspects of language which cause students communication problems.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Work towards language features to identify meaning in a text
  • Work towards identifying the purpose of a written text

Entry requirements

Upper Intermediate, Entry 3 or assessment at interview (B2) is required.

What you need to know before you enrol

You need to be able to attend regularly, be punctual and be prepared to take the exam towards the end of the course. You will need access to digital technology, ideally a laptop computer with fully functioning microphone.

What you need

Pen, paper and a folder to keep your work in.

What you can do next

After the course you will be able to progress onto Level 2 ESOL.