ESOL: English for speakers of other languages

Alexander Centre, Tavistock

Who is this course for?

This course is for adults who speak English as a second language. The course will focus on improving your speaking and listening skills so that you can get more out of your life here in the UK. It will also help you if you want to go onto further studies or improve your employment prospects.

Please, contact us to arrange an initial assessment with our tutor to check your starting level before enrolling.

Course content

The course covers:

• reading and writing
• vocabulary
• punctuation and grammar
If you are working towards a qualification in writing, you will be learning how to spell, how to construct meaningful sentences and use grammar and punctuation accurately as well as how to write for different purposes and audiences as appropriate to your needs and level of study.

If you are working towards a qualification in reading, you will be exploring a range of every-day use documents at the word, sentence and text level to help you interpret how vocabulary, grammar and layout are used to achieve different purposes. You will develop new strategies to help you obtain information from written English. You will also be surprised at how much new vocabulary you will learn!

You will be learning in a small group of adult learners of different nationalities and different levels of ability.

Support and feedback

Your tutor will give you regular feedback. Your tutor will also encourage you to reflect on your progress and needs every week. You and your tutor will also record these in your Individual Learning Plan every week.

Additional costs and requirements

Please bring a pen, some notepaper, a folder to keep your work in and a dictionary.

There are no extra costs.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Yes. You will need to do some homework.

About the tutor

Isabel Knockaert started working for Learn Devon in 2007 and currently specialises in ESOL, Literacy and Functional Skills English. Prior to this she has taught in different countries including Poland and Belgium. Isabel gained her first degree in 2005 after having studied English pedagogy, British and American literature, applied linguistics and methodology of language teaching. She gained her Masters of Education in Applied Linguistics graduating from the Open University in 2013. Isabel is passionate about helping her learners to work hard and achieve their goals whilst embarking on relevant but enjoyable learning.

Isabel Knockaert, English and ESOL, Learn Devon

Start date25 Feb 2020
End date07 Jul 2020
Start time10:00
End time12:30
Concessions not available