English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 3 Speaking and Listening

Ref: C3743895

Using everyday situations, we will practice giving short explanations and descriptions in a range of tenses. We will look at when and where formal language is needed in some common situations (e.g. work, education). We will practice ways to listen for and identify new and relevant information in a range of instructions, discussions and presentations. We will also look at how body language, facial expressions, and gestures can help explain how we feel, and help us understand how others feel, too.

Course aim

This course will build on the speaking and listening skills you learned at Entry 2. This course leads to a City & Guilds Entry 3 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 ask and respond to questions about everyday situations, follow a short conversation and talk about themselves in different tenses (past, present and future).

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

  • Ask and answer questions in familiar and new situations.
  • Take part in a discussion: give my opinion clearly, allow others to join in fairly, and make relevant responses to others’ contributions.
  • Use the present perfect tense and “used to” to talk about past experiences and actions.
  • Listen for and identify detailed information in a discussion, explanation or presentation.
  • Give a short factual presentation or description, using appropriate tenses.

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

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 in everyday situations.

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 3 Speaking and Listening

Enrolment 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

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