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ESOL for work - Entry 1

Course aims

  • To check your current level of language skills and to determine your areas for development.
  • To improve your speaking and listening skills in everyday situations connected with education, training, work and social roles.
  • Your tutor will talk to you about your progress during the course. Your tutor will write a report for you and the JCP at the end of the course with recommendations for further study.

Learning outcomes - what will the course help me to do?

Language

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

  • speak clearly to be heard and understood in simple conversations, say simple things about yourself and ask questions to get information.
  • listen for information in short explanations, follow basic instructions, listen and respond to requests for personal information, speak and listen in simple conversations and in everyday situations connected with education, training, work and social roles.
  • read and understand short texts on familiar topics.
  • write the letters of the alphabet using upper and lower cases, write short texts using simple sentences and basic punctuation and spell some personal key and familiar words correctly.

Information Technology

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

  • use a computer to type simple texts (e.g. a brief note).
  • use the internet to access basic information that is important to you (e.g. google maps).
  • use a computer and the internet to communicate e.g. sending simple emails.
  • use the internet to search for jobs online with JCP Universal Jobmatch.

Employability

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

  • organise your time, life and studies.
  • complete simple forms.
  • look for information about suitable jobs.
  • identify the skills needed for different types of jobs.

How you will learn?

You will learn by:

  • taking part in pair and group work with your classmates.
  • doing tasks with support from the tutor and with the support of a trained volunteer tutor.
  • talking with other learners.
  • using a computer and the internet.

You will have your own individual learning plan to record and review progress. Your tutor will talk to you about your progress during the course. Your tutor will write a report for you and the JCP at the end of the course with recommendations for further study.

Learner responsibilities

You will be expected to:

  • attend all the classes.
  • attend the whole class.
  • arrive at the classes on time.
  • do all the homework that is requested by the tutor.
  • attend the individual appointments required by the course

If you cannot attend a class, tell the tutor in advance or contact the centre by telephone before the start of the class.

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