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EFL - Conversation & Pronunciation - Beginner
L00020

Feel good when using everyday English.

This course will help you to practise speaking in general English e.g. when you go shopping, go to the doctor, collecting your children from school, speak to the neighbours etc.

?Real? material is used for example from newspapers, magazines, forms and leaflets to improve your level of speaking and confidence.

In the lessons we will talk about the topics that interest you and are important to you.

You will also learn some useful everyday expressions, and your pronunciation should become clearer.

At the same time your other skills such as listening and reading should improve along with speaking.

Course Content

This course will help you with:

SPEAKING AND LISTENING

Understand and enter into straightforward discussions with other people.
Listen to others? opinions and be able to say what you think using a wider range of vocabulary.
Improve your pronunciation in English language
Use more accurate grammar to express yourself in informal English conversations and discussions.

You will be given the opportunity to use websites to help with your English and to use the college intranet system to access work set by your tutor.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

You are a beginner user of English e.g. ESOL Level E2 or A1/A2 CEFR

You are can communicate using basic English and can hold straightforward conversations on everyday topics.

You should an Advice and Guidance session to assess your level of English; in some cases your tutor can advise you.

First Class Requirements

Pen & lined paper. File or folder. Dictionary or smartphone

Attendance Requirements

You must come to every class. Please arrive on time.

Assessment Methods

Your teacher will check your progress in speaking, reading and listening, on the course and give you advice on how to improve.

Further Study Options

At the end of the course you can continue to study on our wide range of ESOL or EFL courses at RHACC including Cambridge Certificate courses, or progress onto our GCSE English courses and our range of vocational and leisure courses.

Additional Information

If you would like to discuss any additional learning needs contact our Additional Learning Support Co-ordinator on 020 8891 5907 x 5032

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.Classes include a 10-15 minute comfort break. Minimum age is 16. Classes are held during term time only. Class sizes are a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 19 (depending on classroom size).

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Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: https://my.rhacc.ac.uk. We are here to help you.