English (Non-accredited)

Ref: C2224929

This course is for students who have already passed the Functional English Entry 2 exam. We will give opinions about topical issues. We will look at different features of longer texts, and how these can help us to understand the purpose of the text and find information in it. You will improve your spelling of less common words by using strategies you have learned before. We will work on extending sentences, paying particular attention to the grammatical accuracy, in a range of tenses to write about events and actions in the past, present and future.

Additional information about this course

Students must attend an initial assessment session with the tutor before starting this course.

Course aim

This course will help you to practise your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in English It will help you get ready to move onto an Entry 3 accredited course in future (to take City & Guilds Functional English exams).

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Take part in a discussion: listen to others’ contributions and give my opinion clearly.
  • Use reading techniques to quickly decide if a text is interesting/useful.
  • Identify the main purpose and ideas in a longer piece of writing about a set of events or instructions.
  • Plan and draft a short piece of writing using paragraphs (showing order of events in time or for instructions).
  • Write in complete sentences, using grammar and punctuation accurately to ensure the meaning is clear.

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress

What else do I need to know?

  • A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you
  • Official document(s) showing the correct spelling of your name, address and date of birth. Certificates for any English qualifications you already have. Folder, Paper, pen/pencil, notebook to every lesson.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • It is useful if students are reading simple books for pleasure and information.

What can I do next?

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English (Non-accredited) Course Outline

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Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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