Private: English Functional Skills Level 1 & 2
- Level: Level 1 & 2
- Date: Throughout the year
- Day: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
- Time: 9:45-11:30am Wednesday, 9:00-13:00pm Friday. Evening: 16:00-20:15pm Monday & Thursday
- Location: Oxford / Banbury
- Cost: £100 a month
- Tutor: Hanna Lawinska
This course will prepare learners to make informed decisions about further learning opportunities and career choices; and to use language to participate effectively in society and employment.
Learners are encourage to:
- Demonstrate skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing necessary to communicate with others confidently, effectively, precisely and appropriately
- Express themselves creatively and imaginatively
- Become critical readers of a range of texts
- Use reading to develop their own skills as writers
- Understand the patterns, structures and conventions of written English
- Select and adapt speech and writing to different situations and audiences.
- Understand how meaning is constructed through words, sentences and whole texts, recognising the effects of language choices and patterns
- Evaluate the ways in which texts may be interpreted differently according to the perspective of the reader
- Explore language variation and how it varies according to audience and reader.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the conventions of written language, including grammar, spelling and punctuation
- Experiment with language to create effects to engage the audience
- Express ideas and information clearly, precisely, accurately and appropriately in written communication
- Form independent views and challenge what is read on the grounds of reason, evidence or argument
- Write accurately and fluently, choosing content and adapting style and language to a wide range of forms, media, contexts, audiences and purposes.
Speaking and listening
- Present and listen to information and ideas
- Respond appropriately to the questions and views of others
- Make a range of effective contributions, using creative approaches to exploring questions, solving problems and developing ideas
- Reflect and comment critically on their own and others’ uses of language
- Participate in a range of real life contexts in and beyond the classroom, adapting talk appropriately to situation and audience
- Select and use a range of dramatic techniques and creative approaches to explore ideas, texts and issues in scripted and improvised work.