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ESOL for work - Entry 2

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 straightforward conversations, make requests and ask questions in everyday situations, make statements and short descriptions clearly, ask questions to clarify understanding, follow the main points of and make appropriate contributions to discussions.
  • listen to and understand the general ideas and main points in explanations, instructions and narratives, listen for detail in short explanations, instructions and narratives.
  • read and understand short texts on familiar topics, read and get information from short documents, familiar sources, signs and symbols.
  • write short, clear texts about familiar topics using correct grammar, punctuation and spelling.

Information Technology

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

  • use a computer to word process simple texts (e.g. notes, messages and simple narratives).
  • use the internet to access information about jobs and other information relevant to your studies and life.
  • use ICT to communicate e.g. sending 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

  • read job adverts and recognise the key information.
  • evaluate your suitability for different types of jobs.
  • complete a job application form.
  • produce a Curriculum Vitae.

How you will learn?

You will learn by:

  • taking part in pair and group work with your classmates.
  • working individually with support from the tutor and with the support of a trained volunteer tutor.
  • taking part in conversations, role plays and communication activities.
  • engaging with information technology including internet use.

You will have your own negotiated 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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