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ESOL pre-E

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Course Title:

ESOL pre-E

Course Number:

LENV N90220

Venue:

Village Learning Centre

Learning Area:

Preparation for life

Level:

Entry Level 1 (Mixed)

Tutor(s):

Kate Harvey

Start Date:

01 October 2020

End Date:

01 July 2021

Session Time(s):

Thursday between 12:45 and 14:45
Friday between 12:45 and 14:45

Total Sessions:

60

Total Hours:

120

Class Size:

Between 10 and 12 learners.

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NOTE: This course is currently FULL.

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NOTE: This course has already started.

Course Information

Blended learning:

Due to the current situation this course will be delivered using a blended learning approach in order to maintain social distancing with small class bubbles. This means that you will be attending centres every second day or every other day for face to face tuition with a range of tasks and assignments to complete remotely in between.  Remote learning elements will vary from course to course but may include some online learning as well as completion of paper-based activities and research tasks. Your tutor will provide more detail about how blended learning will work for your class during your induction session, the remote learning elements are an integral part of the course and must be completed in full and on time in order for you to progress and achieve. 

What will I be learning?

Speaking and Listening

  • Introduce yourself
  • Spell your name
  • Ask simple questions – e.g. What’s your name? / How old are you? / Where are you from?
  • Answer simple questions – e.g. My name is … / I’m …… years old. / I am from …….
  • Say where you live (full address)
  • Learn names of objects, food, etc.
  • Describe your house
  • Ask for items
  • Ask for and give basic directions – e.g. Turn left/right, etc.
  • Follow basic instructions

Reading

  • Learn the alphabet
  • Learn and recognise simple words
  • Read simple notices
  • Read and understand simple sentences
  • Read names of objects, food etc.
  • Read basic instructions

Writing

  • Write the alphabet
  • Write your name and address
  • Write names of objects, food etc.
  • Write about yourself in simple sentences (5-6)
  • Fill in a simple form
  • Learn punctuation rules (capital letters, full stops, question marks etc.)

Grammar

  • Verbs: to be, to have, to do
  • Basic action verbs
  • Modal: can
  • Present Simple and Continuous (basics)
  • Linking word: and, but
  • Simple questions and negatives
  • Basic adjectives

Does the course lead to a qualification?

No formal qualification at pre-entry.  

After your pre-entry course you can progress onto Entry 1 and gain a qualification (reading, writing, speaking and listening).

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

Exam cost for fee payers - £21.62 per unit (E1 only)

Who is the course for?

For those where English isn’t their first language. If you are new to DALS or haven’t studied in awhile you will need a pre-course assessment to start your learning journey at the correct level. 

What do I need to bring?

Pen, paper, folder, dictionary

Are there any additional costs?

Entry 1 Exam cost for fee payers - £21.62 per unit

This part of the course has three units (£64.86 plus any resit fees)

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

At DALS, we use an Individual Learning Plan (ILP) to set and review targets and provide feedback, enabling continual reflection and evaluation throughout the course. Learners will also receive verbal and/or written feedback on marked work. Learners will use their ILP to help track and monitor their own progress towards set goals, to support personal development and achievement.

Can I have help in the class?

At enrolment, it is important that you tell us if you have a learning difficulty or disability and require support. Learners declaring a support need will be referred for an assessment. If an enhanced support need is confirmed, a Support Package will be offered, to assist your progress in your learning and development, specific to your assessed needs.

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

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • ESOL Entry 1
  • ESOL Entry 2

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 DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Village Learning Centre

Address:

Browning Street, Derby, DE23 8DN

Parking:

Ample Car Parking
Ample Cycle Parking

Security:

CCTV

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to Ground Floor only
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System

Refreshments:

Drinks Machine
Staff and learners will need to bring their own refreshments

Crèche:

Crèche Unavailable

Directions:

From the city centre, take A5250 road (Burton Rd),go along to the main crossroads with A5111 (Ring Road), turn left on A5111 Warwick Ave, take 2nd exit (straight over) at roundabout, continue and then take 1st right onto Village St and then we are on the left hand side next to Village Primary School. 01332 956340 or 01332 956565

Bus Routes:

Arriva No. 7 from the bus station and Arriva No. 5 and 5A from Babington Lane

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Village Learning Centre

Opening Times:

Mon - Fri 9 - 5 pm, with late evening session on Weds until 8.30 pm. All visitors to call ahead and pre-book a time slot.

Address:

Browning Street, Derby, DE23 8DN   Find Us

Telephone No:

01332 956340

Email:

DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk

By Email

Send your enrolment enquiry to DALSenquiries@derby.gov.uk.

More Information

For more information about this course, please contact us on 01332 956565.

Fees

Category A Fee:

£480.00

Category B Fee:

FREE

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

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