ESOL level 2 - Speaking and Listening

ESOL courses at Portslade Adult Learning

This course will give you the chance to get a recognised qualification in speaking and listening.

START DATE AND TIME:
Sat, 27th April 2019
1000 - 1400
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
FE050
Full fee:
£175
Concessionary fee:*
£10

TUTOR:

Andrew Howes

Address

Portslade Sports Centre, Chalky Road
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This course will give you the chance to get a recognised qualification in speaking and listening.

COURSE CONTENT

Learners will develop all aspects of their English language skill. However, the focus will be on achieving the course aims outlined above.

Learners will engage with a wide variety of discussion topics and situations, ranging from everyday work scenarios to exploration of important issues, including rights for citizens, local services, local community including radicalisation of UK citizens within the context of what constitutes citizenship within a democracy.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • You will ask and answer questions to show you can follow and contribute to a discussion.
  • You will use 'paralinguistic features' ('I see', 'oh really, 'aha' etc.) to show you are following the gist of a conversation.
  • You will demonstrate you can follow clear instructions in a range of conversation tasks.
  • You will use clear pronunciation to express intended meaning.
  • You will use appropriate formal and informal language according to the situation.
  • You will present information using an appropriate structure for a particular purpose.
  • You will improve your abilities in terms of planning for discussion or giving presentations.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

The methods will be learner-centred, often task-based and often working in pairs or groups. You will speak about a range of issues, in order to help you live successfully in the community. There will be elements of peer-learning, and an expectation of high levels of independent learning, including using links on Moodle and other e-sources.


COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

You should already possess E3 Functional Skills English or E3 ESOL Writing qualification. IELTS 4.5 will also be recognised as an appropriate entry qualification. Otherwise, you will need to demonstrate your level at an initial assessment session before you begin this course.


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

There is ongoing assessment. All assessments will be indicated on Moodle which you will have access to before the course begins and for a month after your course finishes. You will also be given a paper copy of the Topic List, which you can put in your class file to remind you when assessments are handed out and expected back in. Some assessments will happen in class time. These will be indicated on your topic list, which will also be available above week 1 on Moodle.

Feedback on any written work will follow the PACA feedback policy and scheme. Your teacher will give you a copy of this. We will use your Initial Assessment before the class, and Diagnostic Assessment evidence collected in the first 2 weeks to plan your learning journey and negotiate individual targets. We will record and monitor this in your own ILP (Individual learning Plan).


EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

There is an expectation that learners will engage in approximately 52 hours of independent study (4 hours per week) to successfully complete the course. We expect that if you miss a class, you will catch up by looking at what work was covered on Moodle and completing these tasks if possible. We expect you to look at Moodle several times during the week, taking part in additional activities such as contributing to blogs and chat rooms, watching videos and engaging with other extension games and activities, which will be available on Moodle to support your reading skills development.


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

You will need to bring a folder with dividers, along with lined paper, pens and highlighter pens. You should also bring a dictionary (this can be an e-dictionary on your phone for example). However, as you cannot use a dictionary in your final exam, you should only use the dictionary as directed by your tutor, to help you develop independent language skills.


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

  • Log onto Moodle and practise the games and other activities before week 1.
  • Also, print off the example Edexcel Speaking & Listening test to familiarise yourself with the end exam.
  • Print off the topic list and put it in the front of your class file.
  • Think about any individual targets you might have – are there specific areas of weakness you wish to address?
  • Start thinking about how you will organise your class folder and which sections you will have, for example:
  1. Exam practice.
  2. Homework.
  3. Assessments.
  4. Materials from class.
  5. New vocabulary.

After November 2015, only Secure English Language Tests (SELTs) will be accepted for settlement and naturalisation (citizenship) applications. This means that ESOL qualifications, including ESOL Skills for Life qualifications, will no longer be accepted.

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Do you want to get a job? Do you want to progress onto another course to improve your life chances? Do you feel you have been stuck at the same level of English for too long? If the answer is "Yes" to any of these questions, then we can and will help you! Come to our classes and develop your confidence and skills, and see how far you can go.

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