Languages – Lower Intermediate 1
To develop the ability to communicate effectively about a range of everyday matters in standard written and spoken language.
66 hours – usually 33 weekly sessions of 2 hours across 3 terms.
Who is this course for?
For learners who:
- have completed an Improvers Plus course
- previously studied the language for up to 140 hours.
- completed GCSE recently (grade A-C)
At this level, the topics are set according to the needs of the language and the learners. Your tutor will give you further details at the start of the course.
The language functions may include: repairing communication (e.g. asking for repetition, checking meaning); giving information; asking / answering questions; asking for and giving opinions; following / giving instructions; agreeing / disagreeing; talking about the present, past and future, etc.
How will I be assessed?
Your work in class will be assessed by your tutor in order to enhance your learning. You will be expected to take these assessments.
Will I gain any qualifications?
This course has no formal qualification. A certificate of achievement will be awarded on completion of the course.
What could this course lead to?
Next level: Lower Intermediate 2*
*Please note that we cannot guarantee that this level will be offered as all courses are planned subject to sufficient demand.
How will I learn?
Using the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The emphasis at this level will be on acquiring and practising speaking and listening skills in order to get by in the country. There will be tutor input, group pair and individual work, and use of a range of audiovisual and IT resources. We aim to match the teaching to a wide range of individual learning styles and to make your learning enjoyable, challenging and rewarding. You will be given homework to complete after each session.
Some literacy, numeracy and IT skills can help you learn a language. We can give you guidance and support to acquire these.
NEW: You will have free access to Rosetta Stone resources for the duration of your course. Your tutor will give you further details at the start of the course.
Your commitments as a learner
To achieve success on the course you will need to attend regularly. If you need to miss a class, please let us know in advance. You will need to ensure that you allow sufficient time for self-study and complete any homework set. You will be expected to complete all assessments and complete the full course.
What do I need to bring with me?
You will need to bring a pen, paper, ring-binder and you may be required to purchase a course book.
If you need to purchase a coursebook you can do this from European Schoolbooks Ltd and get a 10% discount.
Go to www.eurobooks.co.uk - Click on Partners,
From the Search Options – Stage 1 dropdown menu - Click on Brasshouse Languages.
A list of books will be displayed per language - Select the book advised by your tutor - Click on Buy Now
Please Note: You do not need to open an account, just click on Checkout as a guest.