Our Courses Find Courses English Courses English courses help you build on your knowledge and help you gain an all important qualification in proving your ability. Keep scrolling to the find the right English course for you... Read for Meaning Various levels: Entry, Level 1, Level 2 5th February 2020-Level 2 (Wed-Fri) 9th March 2020 -Level 2 (Mon-Wed) This course helps you to draw understanding from what you read. You will explore ways of improving reading and understanding, how to summarise information and identify the key points of a variety of texts. Write for Meaning Various levels: Entry, Level 1 Further dates will be announced in 2020 This course focuses on writing clearly and logically. You will look at how to plan and produce a rough draft of your writing in order to produce a final piece. You will explore different writing styles and how you can adjust your style to suit a purpose, situation or mood. Improve Your Reading Entry 1st October 2019 (Tue) 11th February 2020 (Tue) If you struggle to read or you’re not confident and would like to improve this one day course could give you the confidence to progress your reading skills. ESOL Progression: Speaking and Listening Entry 2nd October 2019 (Wed-Fri) This course will help you to build on your English speaking and listening skills. You will take part in role plays, presentations and engage in a variety of discussions. There will be a focus on formal and informal language in different contexts. The course will also support your listening skill where you will focus on listening for ideas, meaning and detail. Punctuation and Grammar Various Levels: Entry, Level 1 9th October 2019 (Wed-Fri) On this course we explore the use of punctuation marks such as full stops and commas. We also look at what makes a good sentence. You will look at the basics of grammar and how to link ideas to make more complex sentences and express your ideas. ESOL Progression: Reading Entry 28th October 2019 (Mon-Wed) This course is designed to help you to build on your reading skill. You will focus on practising reading strategies through a variety of texts. You will also explore language within texts and learn how to identify and use language correctly. There will be a strong focus on grammar to enable you to use the English language more accurately. ESOL Progression: Writing Entry 4th November 2019 (Mon-Wed) This course will build on your writing skill. You will explore a variety of interesting written texts throughout the course. There will be a focus on formal and informal language in different contexts. You will produce a range of written texts in different styles for different purposes. There will be a strong focus on grammar to enable you to use the English language more accurately. Literacy Practice Entry 13th November 2019 (Wed-Fri) If you are a learner who has been assessed as just below entry 3 or an ESOL learner who has progressed through ESOL courses and you have now come to a halt in literacy development, this course is for you. You may be not quite ready for Entry 3 so completing this course is the perfect opportunity to further develop in preparation for future courses or employment opportunities. Advanced Punctuation and Grammar Level 2 19th February 2020 (Wed-Fri) You will use basic punctuation such as commas and apostrophes and you will look at academic/formal punctuation use such as the colon, semicolon and brackets. You will also explore grammar and sentence structure in detail Confidence with Spelling Various Levels: Entry, Level 1 2nd March 2020 (Mon-Wed) This course will help you to improve your spelling. The course covers ways of remembering the spelling of words that you may find awkward such as using spelling rules, patterns of letters within words and other memorising methods. Creative Writing for Beginners No Level 16th March 2020 (Mon-Wed) Would you like to put your ideas and thoughts down on paper? Have you always wanted to write something creative, but not sure how? This course is aimed at those who want to write imaginatively but need to know how to start. Or to those who maybe have written a little and want to know how to improve. Through discussion and group support you will be able to produce something you are really proud of. Speaking and Listening Level 2 22nd January 2020 (Wed-Fri) Sharing ideas by talking and listening is an important part of everyday life. This course will help to build your communication skills and improve your confidence in a variety of situations, such as in formal and informal discussions. Advanced Improve Your Reading Level 2 11th February 2020 (Tue-Thu) 19th February 2020 (Wed-Fri) Take your skills to the next level. If you struggle to read or lack confidence and would like to improve, this course can help you acquire these skills. Functional Skills: Literacy Level 2 9th October 2019 (12 weeks, 3 hours a week) Want to take the next step in your learning journey? Apply now, download an application form or call Admissions on 0121 472 0116 for more information.