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

Ref: C3842315

This course will help you to communicate written information, ideas, and opinions clearly. You will practice writing for a wide range of everyday and formal situations, selecting the appropriate vocabulary, making decisions on style, format, and length to suit the purpose and audience. You will build on your knowledge of spelling strategies, so you can apply this consistently and systematically to ensure accurate spelling. You will practice proof reading for accuracy, meaning and content, using awareness of your own strengths and weaknesses to help identify likely areas requiring revision/correction.

Course aim

This course will build on the writing skills you learned at Level 1. This course leads to a City & Guilds Level 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

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

  • Choose an appropriate writing style, including choice of vocabulary, formality, layout and length, to achieve a specific purpose (e.g. instruct, persuade, entertain, inform) and/or for a given audience.
  • Select the appropriate level of detail required for a range of writing purposes, e.g. note making, summary of a document, formal letter.
  • Present information in a logical or persuasive sequence, using paragraphs where appropriate.
  • Use a full range of punctuation to ensure clarity of meaning.
  • Write simple, compound and complex sentences accurately, with consistent use of tense, appropriate choices of pronouns and subject-verb agreement.

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 plenty 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 writing in English for a range of different purposes

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

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

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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