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EFL - Conversation & Pronunciation - Intermediate
L00021

This course will help learners feel more confident when communicating in English.
• The course will help learners to practise speaking at an intermediate level+
• Learners will be able to notice the difference in register: formal and informal; and amend their style according to suit different situations and functional context
• ‘Real’ material will be used, for example newspaper articles, magazines, forms and leaflets in order to improve learner’s level of understanding and range of language
• Learners will discuss a variety of interesting topics (mostly chosen by themselves) and communicate well within context
• Learners will also learn some useful everyday expressions, colloquialisms,
practise phrasal verbs and idioms
• Learners will have a chance to focus on their own English pronunciation, intonation and stress on individual words and sentences. Improved ‘clarity’ is key not changing ones accent!
• By the end of this short conversation/pronunciation course, other skills such as listening and reading should have improved alongside speaking in English

Course Content

This course will help you with:

SPEAKING AND LISTENING

• Understand and enter into discussions with other people.
• Listen to others’ opinions and be able to say what you think.
• Use formal and informal English in different situations.

READING

• Read a variety of different texts such as books, interviews, newspapers, exercises to extend your vocabulary.
• Understand the main points of a piece of writing.
• Find information in a text.

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 an upper-intermediate user of English; overall band grade 5/6 in IELTS (English Language Testing System).

You are relatively confident in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English and can handle some complex communication in your own field.

You are can cope with overall meaning in most situations although you are likely to make many mistakes.

You are not yet able to use more complex language or need a wider range of vocabulary to express yourself more sufficiently.

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 & Paper. File or Folder. Dictionary.

Attendance Requirements

You are expected to attend every class to complete the course.

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:
• Attend a general English language course (pre-advanced)
• ESOL Language or Functional English L1/L2
• Attend an EFL writing exam course
• Attend an EFL Business LCCI L1 course

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

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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.