This course will enable you to improve your reading and writing in a variety of contexts and styles.
Using a range of authentic sources such as factual texts, newspaper articles, features and TV schedules, instruction manuals, everyday signs, stories, quizzes, emails and diary entries, you will be encouraged to read material on different levels and in different ways, such as reading for gist, scanning, skimming, comprehension, analysing structure and summarising.
For writing skills, you will be led step-by-step through a range of motivating activities such as role plays, discussions, games and text analysis. Each activity provides a meaningful context for real-world writing tasks such as writing e-mails, reports, letters, CVs and diaries. The course will encourage you to look at the process of writing, thus developing your awareness of structure, content and your target audience.
Some of the skills you gain on this course could help increase your opportunities for employment or working within the community. Learning takes place in a friendly classroom setting, which is a great place for social interaction and helping you meet new people.
Practice at home and completion of homework is advisable to enhance your learning experience.
This course is subsidised by Government funding so you should aim to attend the whole course.