Getting Ready for Speaking and Listening

Ref: C3125815

An entry 2 level ESOL class for people who want to improve their speaking and listening skills in English and work towards a City and Guilds Speaking and Listening qualification in the future. We will use real life situations to ask questions and get information, listen for the general ideas and details, and give information about events in the past, present and future. We will use role plays to practice useful conversations, for example, at the doctor’s, in a job interview. We will work on ways to improve your pronunciation so you can communicate better.

Course aim

This course will help you to feel more confident with speaking and listening in everyday situations, learning new vocabulary and working on good pronunciation. This course will prepare you for a qualification in future.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers
  • 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:

  • Use my spoken English more confidently in everyday life
  • Pronounce a range of common words correctly
  • Identify the main points in a short conversation or explanation.
  • Ask questions to get information in a range of everyday situations.
  • Answer questions about who, what, when, where why, and how.

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

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
  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Official document(s) showing the correct spelling of your name, address and date of birth. Certificates for any English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) qualifications you already have.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • It is useful if you are already trying to use your English, e.g. talking to neighbours, reading signs, writing short notes or letters, and watching TV in English (maybe with subtitles).

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider

Download full course outline

Getting Ready for Speaking and Listening Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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