ESOL Pre Entry and Entry 1 & 2 Course Cancelled (UC14Q33D)
Uckfield Civic Centre 23rd February 2021 -15th July 2021 Tuesday & Thursdays 9:30am to 12:00pm 18 weeks
Reduction or FREE to students on low income or receiving some kinds of benefits.
Thursday, 09:30am - 12:00pm from 23rd February 2021 until 15th July 2021 for 18 weeks.
There are no classes on 6th, 8th, 13th & 15th April (Spring Break) 1st & 3rd June 2021 (Half-term)
Where? Uckfield Civic Centre, Civic Approach, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1AE.
How much does it cost? The full fee is £713.00.
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 on 3rd, 10th & 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 develop your skills in English for use in everyday life and/or for employment.
This course is FREE to students on a 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 a member of the ACRES staff 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
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
Listening and Speaking
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
To improve your vocabulary and pronunciation
Develop your knowledge about the use of grammar
Develop your reading skills to be able to gain information and understand written documents you may see in everyday life
How to write complete grammatical sentences
How to improve your spelling and your punctuation
You will also learn how to complete forms
You will have the opportunity to take exams in one or more of the three skills to get an ESOL qualification.
How you will learn it
You will learn through different activities and topics:
Working in pairs and small groups
Topics include work, health, education and everyday situations where you need to write
You will be supported by your tutor who will talk to you about what skills you want to focus on. The tutor will help you work towards your own personal targets.
What do I need to bring to the first session?
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?
Continue improving your English skills with ACRES. ESOL courses in Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing will be offered in the new academic year at various levels. Please see our website or contact the ACRES' House for more information.
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.