Preparing for Speaking and Listening

Ref: C3126937

This course aims to introduce students to various places of interest in Coventry City Centre by spoken and written information and by visiting some or all places. Students will be encouraged to ask questions and make spoken contributions to discussion with other students in a friendly, supportive environment.

Course aim

To encourage speaking and listening skills in students wanting to improve their English.

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
  • As this course involves visiting various places within Coventry City Centre, students will need to be mobile. All places visited will be wheelchair accessible.

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

  • Give spoken information about a place in Coventry such as its history or purpose.
  • Describe your opinion about one of the places learned about and why.
  • Ask relevant questions about somewhere you learned about.
  • Listen and respond to a simple discussion about a place of interest

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
  • A key part of this course will be getting out of the classroom and visiting local places. Class time will involve preparing for our visits in order to get the most out of them as well as learning about Coventry and what is special about it as a place to visit and a place to live.

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?

  • It would be helpful if you had access to the internet (Mobile phone, tablet or computer at home or through a library etc.)
  • There may be the opportunity to stop for refreshments at the places we visit . The tutor will discuss this at the first session.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

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

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Preparing for Speaking and Listening


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  • 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

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