This course is for non-native (ESOL) students who want to develop their language skills. The course will develop grammar and communication skills in a context appropriate for parents with nursery or school age children.
The course will include the following: Develop your vocabulary and grammar Learn how to use tenses accurately Write formal letters and fill in forms Improve your fluency and accuracy in speaking You will develop your language skills and confidence to participate in the life of the children's centre. You will be supported to get involved with activities and educational events at the children's centre. The level of the course will be decided at the initial assessment.
You will have the opportunity to take an ESOL exam at the end of the course
You will be given an initial assessment in your first class. This will include a piece of writing, a reading task and a speaking activity. If the level of the class is appropriate for you, you will be invited to join the group.
There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).
Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.
Your next step will be to progress to a higher level ESOL class at the children's centre or at South Thames College
All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.
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