Language and Employment: First Steps

Ref: C3126727

This course will extend students’ language skills and develop their confidence. There will be an introduction to employment related topics such as completing application forms with a focus on relevant vocabulary. We will practice short conversations, and listening for information. This course is for people taking their first steps towards employment.

Course aim

This course will develop key skills to improve employment prospects (paid or voluntary) with a focus on developing language skills and building confidence.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for people with little spoken English

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

  • Read some common words, signs and symbols found in everyday situations.
  • Ask and answer questions about your hobbies. (As you would in a job interview)
  • Offer tea or coffee in your break, Refuse/accept (breaktime in a job or college course)
  • Leave a phone message or write a short text message to say you can't come to class.
  • Write some sentences about yourself and your hobbies(higher) or complete a form with your personal details(lower)

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
  • 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?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • Please bring a pen, pencil, paper and folder to the class.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • It is useful to practise saying and writing the alphabet and to practise spelling your full name and address. Returning students should complete their homework and look over their notes.

What can I do next?

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

Download full course information sheet

Language and Employment: First Steps

Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

Visa Credit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Debit payments supported by RBS WorldPay Visa Electron payments supported by RBS WorldPay Mastercard payments supported by RBS WorldPay Maestro payments supported by RBS WorldPay JCB payments supported by RBS WorldPay Solo payments supported by RBS WorldPay
RBS WorldPay Payments Processing