Ref: C3840146

The entry 2 speaking and listening course will build on the skills learners have developed on an entry 1 speaking and listening course. The entry 2 course will have a wide range of topics to study in order for learners to participate confidently in work and their wider community.

Course aim

To enable students to develop English language speaking and listening skills at entry 2 level.

Who is the course for?

What topics will this course cover

Me and my home; the neighbourhood; travel and transport; communication at work; hobbies and interests; sport and keeping fit and me and my health.

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. Use stress and intonation adequately to make speech comprehensible and meaning understood .2. Give personal information 3. Ask for factual information 4. Listen for detail in short narratives and explanations 5. Respond to requests for information

How will I know I'm making progress?

Learners will be assessed in various ways which will include: initial assessment, a more in depth diagnostic assessment at the beginning of the course, regular assessment during the course through tutor observations, Q&A, written work, group discussions and through Individual Learning Plans.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

A note book, pen, dictionary and folder to keep work in.

Reading and information sources

No preparation is necessary.

What could the course lead to?

The course could lead to learners progressing to an entry 3 level course in ESOL.

Download full course outline

ESOL E2 S&L Course Outline


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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