Course overviewAdult English Short Course City of Bristol College
This is a short course for adults who want to improve their English language skills. In this once-a-week course, you will learn basic vocabulary, phrases and grammar for everyday life topics such as going to the doctor, using transportation, speaking to people in Bristol, going to the store, etc.
The class is taught by an ESOL lecturer who will create lessons based on your language needs. After you complete this short course, we can help advise you on your next steps whether that is joining a year-long, twice-a-week course in the Adult ESOL department, another 10-week short course focused on a vocational topic or progressing into work or further studies.
Dates and applications
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|Course Code||Dates||Duration||Days||Hours per week||Start Time||Location||Fee|
|CBP0735C01-1||21/09/2023 - 30/11/2023||10 weeks||Thurs||3.00||09:30||Ashley Down Centre||Apply|
|CBP0735C01-2||11/01/2024 - 21/03/2024||10 weeks||Thurs||3.00||09:30||Ashley Down Centre||Apply|
|CBP0735C01-3||18/04/2024 - 27/06/2024||10 weeks||Thurs||3.00||09:30||Ashley Down Centre||Apply|
|CGP0735C01-1||18/09/2023 - 27/11/2023||10 weeks||Mon||3.00||09:30||College Green Centre||Apply|
|CGP0735C01-2||19/09/2023 - 28/11/2023||10 weeks||Tues||3.00||09:30||College Green Centre||Apply|
|CGP0735C01-3||20/09/2023 - 29/11/2023||10 weeks||Weds||3.00||09:30||College Green Centre||Apply|
Who is this course for?
These courses are designed for adults whose English level is below Level 2 and are looking to improve their confidence in their English skills. It is also for adults for whom once a week lessons are more suitable than twice a week.
What you'll learn
You will learn basic vocabulary and phrases for everyday life topics such as going to the doctor, using transportation, speaking to people in Bristol, going to the store, etc.
You will also practice correct pronunciation, grammar and spelling. There will be a variety of activities that practice the four language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Course entry requirements
You must be 19 or older and meet the residency requirements. Your residency will be assessed by the Student Services team during enrolment. Once you have applied, you will be invited to an assessment day where you will complete a variety of reading, speaking and writing exercises.
You will be told which level you are best suited to and invited to enrol on the appropriate course. Your assessed level will determine which day you come to college for your course.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
The course is delivered face-to-face once a week. There are no formal assessments as this is an ILP course (Individual Learning Plan) which means that you will set your own goals at the beginning of the class and work to achieve them throughout the ten weeks with the help of the lecturer.
At the end of the 10 weeks, if you have achieved all of your goals, you will receive a College Certificate.
Future career and study opportunities
These courses are designed to be a stepping stone into further studies or employment. Ideally, you will finish this course and then join a twice-a-week Adult ESOL course, another 10 week ESOL and vocational short course or a full-time or part-time vocational course. You may also go on to find new employment.
If you meet the residency requirements, this course is free. If you do not, then the fee is £180. Your residency status is determined by the Student Services team at reception.
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