First steps in ESOL
This is an introductory course which aims to provide students with a basic understanding of computers and develop students' skills in English, for those who have not studied ESOL or computers previously.
The course aims to introduce students to computers and basic skills in English, such as the completion of a simple form when registering at the GP surgery.
Who is the course for?
No prior experience in English or computers is required. It is a beginners' course.
What topics will this course cover
Students will be taught the basic operation of a laptop/computer and will have an opportunity to improve reading and writing in English through learning about topics such as on-line shopping and basic health guidance ( 'Eat 5 a day' etc.) on the NHS website.The course will support students' future learning, well-being and employability.
What will it be like?
WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.
By the end of the course I should be able to:
1. Operate a computer/laptop i.e. switch on/off, access the internet etc. 2. Type personal details on a document e.g. 'My name is ....' 3. Obtain information fro the internet i.e.supermarket/other opening/closing hours 4. Complete a simple form e.g. a registration form with name and address etc. 5. Send a simple email e.g. 'Hello..How are you? From.....' etc
How will I know I'm making progress?
Students will be assessed at the beginning of the course and throughout sessions thereafter to determine progress, and to ascertain any further support or guidance required.There will be frequent feedback to ensure that the course is challenging and meeting expectations.
What else do I need to know, do or bring?
No resources are required apart from a pen and a notebook. All other materials will be provided by the tutor.
Reading and information sources
No prior reading or preparation is required.
What could the course lead to?
Students could progress to ESOL/computers self-study or enrol on an accredited ESOL course.
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This course is not available for online enrolment.
Please call 0113 245 3304 to enquire about enrolling on this course.