ESOL L1 L2

Course Title:

ESOL L1 L2

Course Number:

LEMR N90244

Venue:

Rycote Centre

Learning Area:

Preparation for life

Level:

Level 1 (Mixed)

Tutor(s):

June Hardy-Tsakas

Start Date:

16 September 2019

End Date:

16 June 2020

Session Time(s):

Monday between 09:30 and 12:00
Tuesday between 09:30 and 12:00

Total Sessions:

60

Total Hours:

150

Class Size:

Between 8 and 12 learners.

:

NOTE: This course has already finished.

Course Information

ESOL L1 L2

What will I be learning?

You will be studying English used in work and everyday situations. Areas of study will include:

  • News
  • Shopping
  • Health and Sport
  • Travel and Transport
  • Home
  • Friends and Family
  • Work and Employability
  • Hobbies & Interests
  • Social Media

Speaking and listening:

  • Listen for gist and detail (variety of topics)
  • Give verbal descriptions of events
  • Share news
  • Conduct a discussion (10-15 mins)
  • Deliver a presentation (L1: 5-10 mins, L2: 10-15 mins) and answer questions from audience
  • Give feedback to a presentation

Reading:

  • Read and understand a variety of texts (gist and specific information)
  • Recognise different types of text (memo, formal letter, report, etc.)
  • Understand purpose of text (informative, instructive, persuasive, descriptive etc.) and tone of text
  • Understand layout /textual features (headings, logos, captions, bullet points etc.)
  • Recognise point of view
  • Understand idiomatic language

Writing:

  • Write a formal letter/balanced essay/blog, etc.
  • Write an article/essay/blog for different purposes (to inform, persuade, etc.)
  • Use complex and compound sentences
  • Use correct spelling and punctuation
  • Use paragraphs
  • Draft a plan
  • Use sequence markers and discourse markers

Grammar:

  • Past, present and future tenses (simple and continuous) – statements, questions and negatives
  • Perfect tenses
  • Modal verbs (including the past aspect)
  • Conditionals 1&2 (L1), 1,2,3 (L2)
  • The passive
  • Reported speech (L2)
  • Linking words and phrases
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Prepositional phrases
  • Discourse markers

Does the course lead to a qualification?

Level 1: City and Guilds ESOL qualification at Level 1 (reading, writing, speaking and listening)

Level 2: City and Guilds ESOL qualification at Level 2 (reading, writing, speaking and listening)

Who is the course for?

The course is for learners meeting certain eligibility criteria wanting to improve their English Language skills and achieve a recognised qualification

All learners must meet at least one of the eligibility criteria before they can join this course:

  • Evidence of being an EU citizen – a passport or an EU identity card
  • Evidence of a Refugee status
  • Evidence of being an Asylum Seeker living in the UK for over 6 months
  • Evidence of living in the UK for 3 years or more if not married to a British National
  • Evidence of living in the EU for 3 years or more if from a non EU country

What do I need to bring?

Pen, paper, folder and a dual language dictionary

Are there any additional costs?

Exam cost for fee payers - £21.20 per unit

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

Your tutor will keep a written record of your Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and progression throughout the course you are attending. You will also have continuous verbal feedback on your progression.

You will reflect on your own learning and record it on your Individual Learning Plan.

Your tutor will let you know when you are ready for an exam after which you can progress onto a different skill or a higher level group. Exams are offered on demand. Therefore, you will not have to wait until the end of your course to take an exam

Can I have help in the class?

Learner Support

If you need support to learn, for example, a communicator, large print, personal care, specific equipment, or extra time, let us know.  We will work with you to identify what you need and how we can best support you.

Learner Support Fund

If you are struggling to pay your exam fees or have a disability and need help to pay for transport to the course, we may be able to help you.   Ask the centre staff or your tutor for more information and an application form.  We have a small fund available to help learners who are experiencing genuine hardship. You are advised to apply as soon as you can.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes.  To find out more, please go to www.derbylearn.net and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes.  If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our helpline on 01332 717900 or enquiries@derby.gov.uk

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • the next level of ESOL; L2 completers can move on to L2+ English Grammar Booster or GCSE English

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:
meet enjoy learn achieve
This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations.  These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others. If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact the Helpline on 01332 717900 or email enquiries@derby.gov.uk

You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

 

Venue Information

Rycote Centre

Address:

Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF

Parking:

Limited Car Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to all floors/building
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System

Refreshments:

Limited Facilities
Cafe
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - Ryecafe

Crèche:

Crèche Unavailable

Directions:

From the city centre head towards Kedleston Road along King Street and Garden Street. At the 'Five Lamps' traffic lights on Garden Street you will see a sign for the Rycote Centre, turn left down Parker Street then turn right and the Centre is on the right hand side, parking is on the street and the main entrance is through the Social Service's car park. The Centre can also be accessed from Kedleston Road - opposite the Polish Club - but there is no parking at this entrance other than on Kedleston Road 01332 717930 or 717924

Bus Routes:

Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.

Enrolment Information

If you have any queries or would like more information, please email our enquiries team on enquiries@derby.gov.uk.

If you would like to speak to our team, please email your telephone number to enquiries@derby.gov.uk and they will give you a call back between 9.30am and 4pm.

Fees

Category A Fee:

£570.00

Category B Fee:

FREE

You can also see more information on:

Note: Please bring evidence of eligibility for fee reduction to the first class.


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