ESOL Literacy - Reading

ESOL courses at Portslade Adult Learning

This course is for learners who:

  1. May have learning difficulties which need to be identified with more precision. 
  2. Learners with literacy issues (perhaps in their own language too) with reading and writing but good speaking and listening skills.
  3. Learners who have passed the exam level below their class but who cannot reach the next level within the limits of our 10 week x 2 hour model for  a wide range of reasons.

START DATE AND TIME:
Thu, 22nd February 2018
1200 - 1400
DURATION:
10 Weeks
Code:
FE046
Full fee:
£75
Concessionary fee:*
£10

TUTOR:

Matthew Howard

Address

Portslade Learning Centre, Boundary Road
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This course is for learners who:

  1. May have learning difficulties which need to be identified with more precision.
  2. Learners with literacy issues (perhaps in their own language too) with reading and writing but good speaking and listening skills.
  3. Learners who have passed the exam level below their class but who cannot reach the next level within the limits of our 10 week x 2 hour model for a wide range of reasons.

COURSE CONTENT

The approach will be individualised to meet the specific needs of each learner. Where possible some group work between learners of a similar level will take place. Computers will be used for students to follow online support and support materials wil be uploaded onto Moodle to promote learner autonomy, stretch and challenge.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Learning outcomes will be individual. There are no shared course outcomes.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

The course will be 4 hours a week, 22 hours in total over 11 weeks.Classes will be mixed level workshops and there will be no exam aim, rather progress will be tracked by the completion of a detailed ILP (Individual Learning Plan). Students will complete a portfolio of evidence displaying their progress against aims identified in the diagnostic part of the course ( weeks 1- 3). Students will also record their weekly learning in a diary, reflecting on what they have learnerd and what they need to focus on over the coming week.


COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

A clear indication that the learner would not succeed in our mainstream classes, commonly having learning needs in one or more of the following areas:

1. Learning difficulty.

2 .Learning disability.

3.The need to improve handwriting (letter formation & neatness) with the liklihood that oracy is stronger than reading and writing.

4. The need to to develop understanding of basic sound letter correspondencies.


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

Progress will be checked by:

1. Regular reflection of individualised aims on the ILP.

2. A learning log.

3. The creation of a protfolio displaying evidence of progress against identified learning outcomes.

3. Individualised assessments.

4. Feedback from individualised homework assignments.


EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

It is expected that students will study 4 hours per week and that their portfolio will reflect and evidence this work.


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

  • Class folder
  • Dividers
  • Coloured pens
  • Highlighters
  • Dictionary


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Progression onto mainstream ESOL courses.

Do you feel stuck at the same level of English? Do you need to find out what is making your step up to the next level so difficult? Is your reading and writing much worse than your speaking and listening? In this course we will identify exactly what you need to improve and you will get an individualised plan of how you can go up to the next level.

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