Everyday English for Life and Work

Ref: C2525106

This course is aimed at developing existing English skills in everyday situations. It will cover speaking and listening activities - asking questions at doctors, asking for directions. It will also include reading activities - to develop vocabulary and spelling. It will also include writing activities to develop understanding grammar, spellings and punctuation rules and confidence using the written word. The course will focus upon topics - where you live, going shopping, travel, health, daily activities, completing forms, looking at timetables, making appointments and how to make a complaint.

Course aim

This course is aimed at students for whom English is a second language. It will help you practise your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and develop existing skills and increase confidence using English in everyday situations.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is for improvers
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers

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

  • Spell common words about myself and everyday situations
  • Read and write the names of common items - food, items in a house
  • Ask questions - directions to a place/ ask for something from a menu in a cafe
  • Give own views and feelings clearly and join in a discussion
  • Write in simple sentences about a given topic - about yourself, what you like to do and others

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

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
  • A file of work will be kept which will help to record your progress

What else do I need to know?

  • Nothing else is needed
  • All materials will be provided

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
  • This course could lead to a range of job opportunities. Follow link to National Careers Service for more details https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation

Download full course information sheet

Everyday English for Life and Work

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 2019
  • 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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