Ascentis ESOL Award in Speaking & Listening: Entry 2
Can you have short conversations in English, but want to do more? In this course, you will practise asking and answering questions using present simple, present continuous, past simple and future forms. You will talk and write about everyday life in the present, past, future and in general. You will practise describing and comparing objects and pictures. You will also practise listening for details in short conversations and recordings about everyday topics.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, you will need to do a pre-course assessment to establish your level of English before enrolling onto the course.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
This is an Entry 2 level course. Before you can enrol, you will need to have an assessment with one of our initial assessors to make sure the course is suitable for you.
What topics does the course cover?
You will practise speaking and listening in order to prepare for a speaking and listening exam. Each class will focus on a certain topic such as life in the UK, different cultures, work, technology, health and enjoyment. You will focus on: asking and answering everyday questions using present simple, present continuous, past simple and future forms talking about everyday topics using present simple, present continuous, past simple and future forms describing and comparing objects listening for details in short conversations and recordings about everyday topics spelling of everyday words
How will I be taught and assessed? Will there be any work outside the class?
The course is classroom based and online. You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment with an emphasis on your discovering how to do and complete tasks, with guidance from the tutor. You will work on your own and with other students on different tasks so you are always practising important in-demand life and work skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, prioritising, negotiating, collaborating and independence. You will learn in a step by step manner so you can complete challenging tasks in enjoyable and relaxing ways. Your tutor will also work with you individually so you know how to improve and how to work in a way that improves your learning. You will be expected to do homework regularly. At the end of the course you can take the Ascentis Skills for Life exams covering speaking and listening.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
You will need a pen, some lined A4 paper and a file to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and worksheets and let you know if there are any other resources that you might need to get.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to: use your English to do everyday tasks such as shopping, travelling, talking to friends and work colleagues about interesting topics pass the Ascentis English ESOL Entry 2 speaking and listening exam ask and answer everyday questions using present simple, present continuous, past simple and future forms talk and write about everyday topics using present simple, present continuous, past simple and future forms describe and compare objects and pictures listen for details in short conversations and recordings about everyday topics write short emails or letters on everyday topics both formally and informally
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
There are few courses you can do after this course. These include:
• ESOL entry 2 – writing
• ESOL entry 2- reading