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Adult English Literacy E1-E2

For many people improving reading and writing can be difficult. These courses will help you develop these skills, and gain confidence in your speaking. You will also have the opportunity to learn about computers and use them to improve your literacy. We offer specialist support for students with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties. You can take a variety of exams in speaking, reading and writing when you are ready. These courses are free.

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Who is this course for

This course is for students who want to improve their literacy skills - reading and writing, and also speaking and listening. It is the right course for you if you can already read some words and sentences, but you find it difficult or you lack confidence. You want to express yourself better in speaking and writing, learn more vocabulary and know how to spell words.

The course is for people whose first language is English. However, people whose first language is not English but are fluent speakers, but still have difficulties in reading and/or writing English may also do this class.

What does this course cover

You will learn how to read and write whole words and simple sentences. You will practise your handwriting and how to make letters. You will practise filling out forms. You will learn about punctuation - for example, when to use capital letters and full stops. You will read about things in your daily life. You will also talk about different topics and practise giving your opinion, and listening and responding to others. You will also practise following instructions.

On the course, you will also learn a little about computers and you will use them to practise your writing.

What will it be like

The teacher will use videos, YouTube, pictures, recordings and an electronic whiteboard to help you. You will be given a lot of time and opportunities to practise and to increase your confidence. There will be a lot of one-to-one help from the tutor, and students will also work with each other. There will be many different activities to help you improve the areas you need to work on.

The teacher will often talk to you about your progress and give you the advice and information you need.

What else do you need to buy or do

You will need an A4 folder, pen, and a dictionary. Other materials and books are available in the Student Resource Room.

You need to keep a folder of your work. You will also need to do some homework.

You will keep an Individual Learning Plan to help you organise your learning.

What this course could lead to

You can take speaking and listening, reading and writing exams during the year when you are ready. When you have passed the course, you can go to Entry 3 Literacy.

When you are Entry 3, you will also be able to do some computer courses.

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Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

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