Award in English Skills Speaking and Listening (Entry 2)

Ref: C3745299

You will use role plays to practise useful conversations (e.g. at the doctor’s, or in a job interview) and improve your pronunciation. We will use real life situations and current news topics to have discussions and to give you an opportunity to express your views and opinions. You will also practise listening for detail in conversations, as well as following oral instructions. We will also explore ways to check and confirm understanding in verbal exchanges (e.g. checking dates and times when making appointments over the phone, or making reservations).

Course aim

This course will help you to practise and develop your speaking and listening skills in English in a variety of different situations. This course leads to the Award in English Skills – Speaking and Listening portfolio assessment at Entry 2.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • Before you can join the course, your English skills will be checked with a short test so the tutor can make sure the class is right for you.

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

  • Ask and answer requests in a range of everyday situations
  • Explain my views and feelings clearly in a group discussion
  • Follow the main points of a conversation or discussion
  • Listen for and identify specific details in a conversation
  • Respond to requests for information in everyday exchanges

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 will be asked to do some homework to help with your learning outside the class.

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

What else do I need to know?

  • You will need to bring a pen, paper and a folder

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
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here
  • Some students feel ready to take more exams in the future. You can move onto a Functional Skills English Entry 3 course or a Get Ready for English Entry 3 course.

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Award in English Skills Speaking and Listening (Entry 2)

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  • 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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