september, 2023

2023thu21sep(sep 21)6:45 pmthu30nov(nov 30)8:45 pmEnglish for Work: Lower AdvancedFunded English course suitable for learners where English is not their first languageColeridge Community CollegeDay:Thursday length of course: 10 weeks


September 21 (Thursday) 6:45 pm - November 30 (Thursday) 8:45 pm


Coleridge Community College

Radegund Rd, Cambridge CB1 3RJ

length of course

10 weeks


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 lower advanced. 

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. 

This course intends to help students increase vocabulary, understand grammar use and improve pronunciation in order to gain confidence and proficiency. They will develop their ability to analyse complex text and engage in topical discussion with peers and native speakers. Some of the topics covered are: formal and informal introductions; asking and answering questions; writing for publications and analysing published works and composing assignments; asking for advice and making and responding to suggestions. 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

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Formal and informal introductions, asking and answering questions for personal information. Use of social media / discuss pros and cons.
  • Travel and vacation vocabulary. Describing the atmosphere, discussing places you want to visit and things you want to do, making a travel guide.
  • Writing for publications. Students analyse published works and compose personal assignments.
  • Asking for advice, explaining why you like or don’t like something, comparing things, making and responding to suggestions.

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.


Assessment before booking is ESSENTIAL. However, this course is now full. Please call the office on 01223 712340 or email to be added to the waiting list. Alternatively, there are still places available on the same level in the evening course.


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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