2024mon15jan(jan 15)6:45 pmmon25mar(mar 25)8:45 pmEnglish for Work: Intermediate (E3) - EveningFunded online English course suitable for learners where English is not their first languageParkside Community CollegeDay:Monday length of course: 10 weeks
January 15 (Monday) 6:45 pm - March 25 (Monday) 8:45 pm
Parkside Community College
Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH
length of course
Brief description: Our English for work courses are suitable for learners where English is not their first language. This course is focused on people wanting to improve their
Our English for work courses are suitable for learners where English is not their first language.
This course is focused on people wanting to improve their English language skills for work. The level of this English for work course is intermediate.
We will look at how to organise and look at a letter of application, use vocabulary for jobs and industries and make suggestions and give advice to someone.
Learners will have an opportunity to give a presentation and learn to describe charts, graphs and talk about changes. We will look at how to send a business email and write a formal letter. We will also look at how to use polite telephone English and exchange opinions (how to be comfortable in agreeing, disagreeing and giving opinions). Learners will learn have to and don’t have to and common business expressions and vocabulary. We will also look at Prepositions of time, making appointments over the telephone and how to change appointments. Learners will also look at language used to report speech and questions, for example, ‘did anyone call?’. Finally, explaining and giving reasons for things, expressing feelings, likes and dislikes as well as giving and responding to advice. No textbook is needed, and course materials will be provided.
The course is funded per term; you may find, as most learners do, that you will need more than one term to be prepared for any higher level courses or future exams (if you choose to enter for them). If this is the case you will be offered the opportunity to re-enrol and pay for another term (or if still available we may be able to fund you again).
This course is funded through Cambridgeshire Skills: See funding eligibility below:
If you are 19 or over, have lived in an EU country / the UK for 3 or more years and are at the right level, full funding is available. You will need to supply proof of identity and full attendance is required; you will also need to complete an enrolment form so that the office can apply for the funding and complete an individual learning plan weekly with your tutor.
If you are not eligible for funding but would benefit from the course, you can attend by paying a tuition fee of £145 (£87 concession) per 10 week term.
Previous Experience and Knowledge Needed?
To confirm this course is the correct level for you an assessment test will be needed for placement purposes. To book an appointment, call the office on 01223 712340 or email email@example.com
By the end of the course you will be able to:
- Introductions, changing families and family life, future forms – different uses of will/ be going to and present continuous, personality adjectives.
- Sports Superstitions. Questionnaire about sporting activity and attitudes, using narrative tenses to relate a story in the past.
- Money vocabulary and spending habits, Present Perfect vs. simple Past, making and answering questions in both tenses.
- Stereotypes – cultural and gender stereotypes discussion, agreeing and disagreeing, use of articles, collocation of adjectives and prepositions.
- Success and Failure, talking about learning experiences and past abilities using can, could and be able to, adjectives ending in ed or ing.
Extra costs on the course for example text book, materials or equipment:
The tutor will advise in the first lesson
For the first session you will need to bring:
A notebook and pen and pencil.
On completion of this course, what might your next steps be?
The college has many English for work levels, talk with your tutor who will advise you.
The Adult Learn and Train office is able to give course information or search for alternative courses for you.
TO BOOK YOUR PLACE
Assessment before booking is ESSENTIAL. Please contact the office 01223 712340 to discuss funding and for an assessment.
Alex BellHi, my name’s Alejandro (Alex) Bell. I’m a CELTA qualified English teacher and long-term Cambridge resident. I’ve taught children and adults at various levels, both individually and in groups, for about six years in the UK, South America most recently China. I believe group participation and involvement is paramount when learning any new skill and try to incorporate these into my classes, hopefully with an element of fun. I hope to become a useful addition to an excellent educational team, guiding and helping students to achieve their communication goals.