september, 2022

2022mon26sep(sep 26)6:45 pmmon05dec(dec 5)8:45 pmEnglish for Work: Intermediate (E3)Funded online English course suitable for learners where English is not their first languageParkside Community CollegeDay:Monday length of course: 10 weeks

Time

September 26 (Monday) 6:45 pm - December 5 (Monday) 8:45 pm

Location

Parkside Community College

Parkside, Cambridge, CB1 1EH

length of course

10 weeks

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Course details

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 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 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 £140 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 learnandtrain@cap.education. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  • learn appropriate language to write a formal letter of complaint and how to structure a formal letter.
  •  Learn and practice ways of politely asking for opinions in a business setting.
  • have an understanding of the cultural differences of different nationalities they may work with in a business setting.
  • practise listening to podcasts and learn techniques for identifying relevant information.
  • learn and practise a range of polite phrases for interrupting in a business context.
  • Learn and be able to identify a range of different vocabulary from US and UK English.

                   

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

Contact the office on 01223 712340 to enquire about suitability and booking a place.

Tutor

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.

 

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