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ESOL L1 L2

Course Title:

ESOL L1 L2

Course Number:

LEND N90238

Venue:

Derby Multicultural Centre

Learning Area:

Preparation for life

Level:

Level 1 (Mixed)

Tutor(s):

Marie Coxon

Start Date:

29 September 2020

End Date:

24 June 2021

Session Time(s):

Tuesday between 13:15 and 15:15
Wednesday between 13:15 and 15:15
Thursday between 13:15 and 15:15

Total Sessions:

90

Total Hours:

180

Class Size:

Between 10 and 12 learners.

:

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)
  • 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)

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) per 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:

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

Venue Information

Derby Multicultural Centre

Address:

Dairyhouse Road, Derby, DE23 8HN

Parking:

Limited Car Parking
Limited Cycle Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to Ground Floor only
Disabled Toilets
Loop System

Refreshments:

Learners and staff will need to bring in their own refreshments.

Crèche:

Crèche Unavailable

Directions:

Take Osmaston Road A514 from Derby City Centre. Turn right at the traffic lights into Douglas Street which becomes Dairyhouse Road at the traffic lights. The Multicultural Centre is on the left just after the lights. 01332 956350 OR 01332 956565

Bus Routes:

No. 38 Arriva.

Enrolment Information

In Person

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

Enrolment Centre:

Derby Multicultural Centre

Opening Times:

Mon - Fri 9 - 5pm, with evening sessions Mon & Tues until 8.30 pm. Plus Saturdays 9 - 12.30. All visitors to call ahead and pre-book a time slot

Address:

Dairyhouse Road, Derby, DE23 8HN   Find Us

Telephone No:

01332 956360

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:

£720.00

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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