Conversation & confidence Club

Ref: C3677437

To allow students to become involved in conversations which stimulate their interest and improve their spoken English. The environment is user friendly and will encourage all participants to engage fully into the course without any barriers. It will be a relaxed atmosphere to promote inclusive speech and expand the students knowledge for life in general and the world of work. A way to gain confidence in spoken English and the protocol of good speech and turn taking.

Course aim

To be able to improve spoken English by becoming involved in conversations on various subjects of interest and to enhance job search prospects. Become involved in a group environment to enable development and vocabulary in a fun lighthearted way.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • No skills or experience needed
  • This course is for beginners
  • This course is suitable for beginners and improvers
  • The course is ESOL but all ages and ability welcome

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

  • Improve spoken English whilst building conversation skills and confidence.
  • Explore the English language by conversing with others.
  • Give and receive information by conversing with others.
  • Develop the protocol of conversation, turn taking and protocol of speech.
  • Enhance knowledge for both social skills and work ethics.

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
  • The bias will be spoken conversations in a cafe area to keep a relaxed friendly atmosphere whilst developing confidence in speaking English.

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

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
  • No pre reading is required but research on the subject on the internet or in the library may be helpful

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

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Conversation & confidence Club

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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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