Communication and Language in Everyday Life

Ref: C2341689

This 7 week course is for anyone interested in language and how to use it more skillfully. It will provide students with a fuller understanding of the nature of human communication, and some insights into the fascinating social and psychological processes involved. They will examine some ways in which communication can go wrong, drawing on their own experience, and learn how these difficulties can be overcome. Students will become able to use the gift of language even more expertly and enjoyably, and pursue their personal interests in this marvellous faculty.

Course aim

This course will help you to appreciate how expertly you already use language, to understand the processes involved, and to communicate more effectively in a wide variety of situations.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • Students need a Level 1 qualification in English to join this course
  • A good knowledge of spoken English is needed for this course, although it doesn't need to be your first language

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

  • Give several examples of my expertise in using language in everyday situations
  • Explain the main processes involved spoken human communication
  • Describe and account for some common communication problems, and propose how each can be tackled
  • Use my own communication skills more extensively and enjoyably

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

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.)

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
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Work with others in voluntary or paid work with greater confidence and skill

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Communication and Language in Everyday Life

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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 2019
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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