Improve Your Written English

Accredited course - interview required.

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 180 Conc £No conc. Full £180

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 15 MAC 25/09/2019 05/02/2020 LE175
Wednesday 13:00 - 15:00 15 MAC 26/02/2020 01/07/2020 LE275

What will the course cover?

Although the course will focus on intermediate writing skills, it will include the other three skills of reading, speaking and listening. The course will be based on topics, functions, grammar and vocabulary related to everyday life. For example: students will learn about formal and informal language and conventions when writing letters, articles, essays and reports. Students will be expected to produce a piece of writing each week.

Who is the course for?

This 15 week course is for anyone wishing to improve their English language writing skills at an intermediate level. It is intended for those who have the time (2 hours per week) and commitment to attend all of the classes and complete homework tasks. Please note that this course will improve existing writing skills, not teach 'how' to write.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

An intermediate level of English and the ability to read and write in European script.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

Understand and write English with increased competence and confidence. The course will be based on a careful needs analysis: the tutor will assess the strengths and weaknesses of the class and plan the lessons accordingly. By the end, students will have noticed an improvement in individual writing skills and have produced a range of well written and structured texts

How is the course organised?

The course is taught over 15 weeks. Students attend 2 hrs each week. Classes will include a combination of whole class teaching, group and pair work and involve discussion, grammar exercises, form-filling and comprehension exercises. Teaching methods include lexical and task-based approaches.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

At least two hours of homework per week including research on the Internet.

How will my progress be assessed?

At least two hours of homework per week including research on the Internet.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Enrol on a Skills for Life or other course at the Adult Learning and Skills Service (ALSS), Further Education (FE) training or referral to job brokerage schemes or work.

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

There is a course fee of £142 which must be paid in full before the start of the course. There are no concessionary rates. Students need to bring their own A4 lined paper or a notebook, a folder and a pen.

What support is available?

The class tutor is available to offer guidance and support throughout the course. Education and Training advice is also available through the on-site Information, Advice and Guidance service. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Details are available in the ALSS prospectus or from teaching or reception staff.