English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Level 2 Speaking & Listening

Ref: C3672510

This course will help you to communicate clearly and confidently in a wide range of social and formal situations, taking into account the listener(s), purpose and situation. You will participate in discussions with a partner or in a group, presenting ideas logically, providing clarification when necessary and helping to develop the conversation. You will develop strategies to manage interruptions, disagreements and the need to reassure others, using intonation, body language and choice of language. You will develop skills for listening for information in extended narratives, instructions and explanations.

Additional information about this course

only for students who have been assessed and invited to enrol

Course aim

This course will build on the speaking and listening skills you learned at Level 1. This course leads to a City & Guilds Level 2 Speaking and Listening qualification.

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
  • You must be able to communicate effectively using a range of past, present and tenses correctly. You must be able to listen for and identify the main idea and details in a range of familiar and unfamiliar situations.

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

  • Adapt my contribution to a discussion based on the audience, context, purpose and situation, making appropriate choices of vocabulary, formality and tone of voice.
  • Listen for and identify relevant information in face-to-face interactions, and non-face-to-face situations (e.g. telephone calls, radio/TV, recorded information).
  • Respond to detailed or extended questions on a range of topics, including implied questions and the need to address sub-questions that cover several points.
  • Make requests and ask questions to obtain information in familiar and unfamiliar contexts.
  • Choose an appropriate modal verb to convey and respond to positive suggestions and constructive criticisms.

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
  • The tutor will also explain what the exam will be like, and they will give you plenty of practice so you know what to expect.

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 your name, address, date of birth Certificates for English / English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) qualifications you have. Paper, pen/pencil to every lesson, folder to put your work in, small notebook.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful
  • It is useful if you are already using your English in a range of everyday and more formal situations, where possible.

What can I do next?

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Level 2 Speaking & Listening

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  • 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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