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ESOL E3 L1

Course Title:

ESOL E3 L1

Course Number:

LENA N90223

Venue:

Allen Park Centre

Learning Area:

Preparation for life

Level:

Entry Level 3 (Mixed)

Tutor(s):

Rashid Qureshi

Start Date:

28 September 2020

End Date:

30 June 2021

Session Time(s):

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

Total Sessions:

60

Total Hours:

150

Class Size:

Between 10 and 12 learners.

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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?

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)
  • Ask for things and make requests
  • Give verbal descriptions of events
  • Follow instructions
  • Share news
  • Conduct a discussion (E3: 7-10 mins, L1:11-15 mins)
  • Deliver a presentation (E3: 5-7 mins, L1: 8-10 mins) and answer questions from audience
  • Give feedback to a presentation
  • Do a role play
  • Improve your pronunciation

Reading:

  • Read signs, notices, notes, letters and instructions
  • 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 (L1)
  • Understand idiomatic language (L1)

Writing:

  • Fill in forms
  • Describe an event
  • Write a basic article/blog or formal letter (E3)
  • Write a formal letter/balanced essay/blog, etc.(L1)
  • Write an article/essay/blog for different purposes (to inform, persuade, etc.) (L1)
  • Use complex and compound sentences
  • Use correct spelling and punctuation
  • Use paragraphs
  • Draft a plan
  • Use sequence markers and discourse markers (L1)

Grammar:

  • Past, present and future tenses (simple and continuous) – statements, questions and negatives
  • Perfect tenses (intro to Present Perfect at E3, others – L1)
  • Modal verbs (including the past aspect at L1)
  • Conditionals 1 (E3) & 2 (L1)
  • The passive (L1)
  • Adjectives (comparatives and superlatives) (E3)
  • Linking words and phrases
  • Phrasal verbs
  • Prepositional phrases
  • Discourse markers (L1)

Does the course lead to a qualification?

Entry 3: City and Guilds ESOL qualification at Entry 3 (reading, writing, speaking and listening)

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

Exam cost for fee payers - £21.62 per unit

What do I need to bring?

Pen, paper, folder, dictionary

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. 

Are there any additional costs?

Exam cost for fee payers - £21.62 per unit

There are three units (£64.86) at each level 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 Level 1
  • ESOL Level 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

Allen Park Centre

Address:

Allen Street, Allenton, Derby, DE24 9DE

Parking:

Car Parking Available
Limited Cycle Parking
Cycle parking - no dedicated shelter

Security:

Keypad lock on entrance

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to Ground Floor only
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available

Refreshments:

Drinks Machine
Learners will need to bring in their own supplies.

Crèche:

Crèche Unavailable

Directions:

Take Osmaston Road A514 from Derby to Spider Island and Allenton shops. After shops take second left into Allen St. The venue is on the left hand side. Email: DALSenquires@derby.gov.uk 01332 956340 OR 01332 956565

Bus Routes:

Arriva No. 60, 61, 42 & 43

Enrolment Information

In Person

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

Enrolment Centre:

Allen Park Centre

Opening Times:

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 - 5pm All visitors to call ahead and pre-book a time slot

Address:

Allen Park Centre, Allen Street, Allenton, Derby, DE24 9DE   Find Us

Telephone No:

01332 956350

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:

£600.00

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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