This is an Upper-Intermediate level (Level 2) course in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages). There are 2 types of Reading level 2 ESOL courses: Intensive (14 hours per week for 5 weeks) and part-time (3.5 – 4 hours per weekfor 10 weeks).
This general ESOL course will help you to improve your reading in English. We will prepare you for the City & Guilds ESOL Skills for Life Reading Exam at Level 2.
This course will help you to:
• Read and understand a range of texts of varying complexity accurately and independently.
• Read and obtain information of varying lengths and detail from different sources in a wide range of text types.
• Identify the purpose of a wide range of texts.
• Use different reading strategies to find and obtain information, e.g. skimming, scanning, detailed reading.
• Improve exam techniques and progress to improve overall level of English.
Upper-Intermediate topics include: education & training, careers, the environment, housing, transport, health, information technology, personal experiences, buying goods, family and friends, law and order, community involvement and local councils/government, the media, UK society.
We will also study vocabulary and grammar at Level 2 related to task types, topics and exam past papers.
We have a maximum of 20 students in ESOL classes.
Your teacher may recommend a textbook for further study but materials will be provided in class.
An assessment is required for application to this course.
Career Opportunities / Progression
This course will help you to progress through our ESOL courses. The next courses after ESOL Reading level 2 depend on your ability and needs and may include: IELTS or Cambridge First Certificate. Please talk to your teacher at the end of the course todiscuss the best progression route for you.
You must be at least 16 years old to study ESOL at Belfast Metropolitan College.
All students must be assessed before the start of the course. Our teachers will give you a short test to check your level of English and then we will advise you on the best course to suit your needs. If you have certificates from a previous ESOL course, you may not need to take the test but you must bring your certificates with you to the assessment session.
You must also bring photographic ID, such as a valid passport or national identity card to the assessment session.
The dates and times for assessment can be found here: www.esol-at-belfastmet.eventbrite.co.uk
All fees are set in accordance with DfE regulations.
Please see our calendar for the teaching dates and public/ college holidays. For information about payment and our refund policy please check the Fees & Finance section of our website.