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Adult English Literacy E3

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 functional skills exams in speaking, reading and writing when you are ready.

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Who is this course for

This is a course for people who want to improve their literacy skills (reading and writing). The course will also help you develop your speaking and listening. It is the right course for you if you can read and understand short pieces, know how to write short paragraphs, and can fill in most forms. But you want to read and understand more, read more quickly, write more than one paragraph, write whole letters and emails and express yourself in an interesting way.

The course is for people whose first language is English. However, if you are not a native speaker, but can speak it fluently, and have difficulties in reading and/or writing English, you may benefit from this class.

What does this course cover

On this course, you will practise your reading, writing, speaking and listening.

You will practise how to give and follow instructions, take part in discussions, respond to different points of view, and use formal and informal language.

You will learn how to read and understand texts quickly, how to find information and details and how to recognise the different purposes of texts.

In your writing, you will practise how to plan, organise and write whole pieces of writing e.g. letters and stories. You will practise writing complete sentences, using basic grammar and punctuation, and how to spell common words.

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

What else do you need to buy or do

You need an A4 file, paper, pens and pencils. An English-English dictionary is also useful. Other materials and books are available in the Student Resource Room. You need to keep a file with all your work in and you need to do homework. You should also come to every class.

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

What this course could lead to

You will be able to do speaking and listening, reading and writing exams (Functional Skills) during the year. When you have passed the course, you can go to Level 1 and 2 literacy classes.

You will also be able to do some courses in the Business, IT and Digital Media.

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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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