English Foundation Skills Level 1/2

This course is designed to help you to develop your English skills and apply them to real life situations. This is the ideal course to do before progressing to higher level Functional Skills qualifications, or another course that requires a good level of English.

START DATE AND TIME:
Thu, 6th June 2019
0930-1230
DURATION:
7 Weeks
Code:
FE031
Full fee:
£0.0
Concessionary fee:*
£0.0

TUTOR:

Caroline Ellis

Address

TBC

This course is designed to help you to develop your English skills and apply them to real life situations. This is the ideal course to do before progressing to higher level Functional Skills qualifications, or another course that requires a good level of English.

COURSE CONTENT

Course includes spelling, grammar and punctuation to aid more effective writing of documents, particularly relating to employment. Development of IT skills to access online resources purposefully and to complete a research project.

Reading a whole book of your choice for discussion.

Using resources on our online Moodle site for self-development

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • This course aims to develop learners’ skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening in English to improve their employability.
  • Complete a CV and job applications in a career area of your choice.
  • Develop spelling, grammar and punctuation in English in to be able to write more effectively.
  • Discuss and present ideas while working with others.
  • Develop research skills using online resources
  • Read for better understanding and to develop vocabulary.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

Teaching will include whole class teaching and individual learning. The use of computers will be integral to the course, but learners will also complete worksheets and handwritten tasks. Pair work and group work, as well as individual activities, will form part of the class, with a focus on working with others as preparation for employment.


COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Minimum Functional Skills English at Entry 3 or GCSE English Language at Grade E or ESOL Level 1 or by college based assessment.


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

A portfolio of coursework will be completed and learning will also be checked during the class. Learners will also complete one to one tutorials with the tutor to discuss progress.


EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

Learners will need to read independently, and completion of coursework tasks will be required at home, which may require the use of a computer and printer. Those learners without their own computer may access college courses at set times.


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

Pens, pencils, A4 lined paper, highlighter pens, English dictionary, small notebook for vocabulary. A textbook for Functional Skills will need to be purchased. A fiction or non-fiction book of your choice to read.


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Successful learners will progress onto Functional Skills English programmes, which can also lead onto GCSE English Language.

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