ONLINE COURSE 6th October - 11th February Tuesday & Thursdays 9:30am to 12:00pm 16 weeks
Reduction or FREE to students on low income or receiving some kinds of benefits.
Thursday, 09:30am - 12:00pm from 6th October 2020 until 11th February 2021 for 16 weeks.
There are no classes on 27th, 29th October (Half Term), 8th Dec, 22nd, 24th, 29th and 31st December (Christmas and New Year)
Where? This is an online course.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £562.00.
The concessionary fee is £0.00.
Reduced fees are available to students in receipt of certain means-tested benefits.
For more information on applicable benefits and eligibility please see the Financial Support
page on our website or contact the ACRES team.
How to enrol?
Step 1 GET IN CONTACT
Let ACRES know you are interested in an ESOL course.
You can do this by either emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 01825 761820.
Step 2 MEET YOUR TUTOR
We will invite you to an online meeting with your tutor. Appointment dates will be 3rd, 10th or 17th September 2020.
This meeting will be online using Google Meet.
For instructions on how to use Google Meet please ask the ACRES team or visit our website for helpful step by step instructions and videos.
You must have an email address as ACRES will email a link to you which you will have to open to join the meeting.
The meeting will last 45 minutes.
During the meeting two tutors will be present, they will both introduce themselves and then the main course tutor will chat with you and the other will make a few notes.
You will be asked to complete some tasks so the tutor can assess the right course for you.
At the end of the meeting, the tutor will tell you which course you are invited to join.
Step 3 COMPLETE YOUR ENROLMENT
At your meeting, you and your tutor will agree a time for you to come to the ACRES House either on 8th, 15th or 24th September 2020 between 10 am and 2 pm.
(If you cannot make these days please do not worry, talk to your tutor or the ACRES team.)
The address is, ACRES House, Uckfield College, Downsview Crescent, Uckfield TN22 3DJ
You will need to bring with you,
A photo ID, for example, passport
Any up to date benefit letters
If working, any recent payslips
If English is not your first language, this course will help you to improve your speaking and listening skills. If you wish, you can take an exam at the end of the course to get an ESOL qualification.
This course is FREE to students on low income or receiving some kinds of benefits. Students who do not qualify for free courses can apply for a reduced fee. Please talk to us for more information.
Non ESFA eligible students can still enrol on this course but will pay the full non-funded rate which can be obtained from the ACRES Business Manager.
During the course
This is an ONLINE course using the video platform Google Meet. It is taught in real-time by a tutor on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9:30 to 12:00.
You will need
A laptop, computer or portable device with a camera/webcam and microphone. Ideally, it will be less than 5 years old.
Good broadband / Wi-Fi connection
You may wish to create a separate email account for your online learning before the start of the course and let the ACRES' team and your tutor know the address. This will be more secure and also allow you to share your email address with other students on the course to enhance your learning experience, without disclosing your personal information.
What you already need to know
You do not need to have an ESOL qualification before taking this course. Before joining the course you will meet your tutor who will help find the right course for you.
What you will learn
You will develop your skills in listening and speaking so that you may feel more able to take part in everyday situations of work, education, health, with friends and shopping.
You will learn how to improve your vocabulary and pronunciation.
You will develop your knowledge and use of grammar.
You will study how to gain information
You will practise asking and answering questions
You will learn how to take part in everyday conversations
If you wish, you can take an exam at the end of the course to get an ESOL qualification in Speaking and Listening. The exam will take place over 4th, 9th and 11th February at the Uckfield Civic Centre, Uckfield.
How you will learn it
This is a realtime online course. You will learn directly from your tutor as well as through presentations, watching and listening to videos and the spoken word, practice activities and discussions. Throughout the course, you will be supported by your tutor who will discuss and agree personal targets to help you reach your potential.
What do I need to bring to the first session?
You will be emailed a link to the Google Meet session. Just before 9:30, the start of the session, click on this link and you will either go straight into the session or into a waiting area and your tutor will let you join.
Items need to do the course
Paper and pen.
How much extra study or practice is involved?
A requirement of this course is that you complete 37.5 hours of self-study. This is approximately 2.5 hours of study a week.
What are the next steps within this subject with ACRES?
ACRES are planning to offer online ESOL Reading and Writing courses starting in February 2021 for 18 weeks. Please speak to your tutor for further information or contact the ACRES team (see below)
What are the future steps beyond ACRES?
ESOL is a course that develops your English Language skills. This will help you to build confidence in using English. Ultimately, this will improve your experience and knowledge of living in the UK. ESOL courses will help improve your job opportunities and give you access to further education options and increased confidence in social and formal situations.