English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 2 Writing

Ref: C3840874

This course will help you to improve your knowledge of grammar and spelling, and to use different ways of writing for a range of everyday situations, for example, looking for work, shopping, health and homes. You will learn about writing in different tenses, the past, present and future. You will work on adding more information into your sentences, making them longer and more detailed.

Course aim

This course will build on the writing skills you learned at Entry 1. This course leads to a City & Guilds Entry 2 Writing 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 spell common words, use punctuation and write simple sentences about things that are happening now using the correct word order.

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

  • Spell common words about myself and everyday situations.
  • Write information in different situations, e.g. letters, forms, emails.
  • Identify and use the correct verb form to write about the past, present and future (using “going to”).
  • Use “and” and “but” to join 2 or more ideas together in a sentence.
  • Use adjectives to add more information to a description.

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

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
  • 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?

Download full course outline

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 2 Writing Course Outline

Is this course right for me? Request more information

If you don't have a pin, please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

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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