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EFL - Improve Your Writing Skills - Beginner (L00330-161705)

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Price: £75.00 Click here for information on help with fees

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This Course has already started, please have a look at the alternative dates below or it may be possible to join some courses after the start date.

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Weekdays/Time: Mon (12:15 to 14:45)

Started: 24/04/2017 (Number of Weeks: 4)

End Date: 22/05/2017

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  • L00330-161706 EFL - Improve Your Writing Skills - Beginner Start: 05/06/2017
    Duration: 6 week(s) Days/Time: Mon (12:15 to 14:45)

Tutor Approval Required? Yes more info

Course Overview:

“A great booster to improve your writing skills.”

The course will help you to develop your English writing in order to pass an exam or just to improve your writing skills overall.

You will practise planning, drafting and writing different types of formal and informal texts for a variety of purposes, such as letters, emails and short reports.

You need to have a basic level of English Speaking & Listening skills and be able to write English in sentences. You need to already be able to write to express yourself in English, for example, in straightforward emails or informal notes to friends.

How to Apply - Tutor Approval

Please complete the online Application form and book your interview by clicking Apply Now at the top of this page. If no interview slots are available at the time of your application we will be in touch to arrange an interview date.

To be accepted on the course you must complete the following steps:

  1. Maths and English Assessments: This MUST be done prior to your interview and takes about 1hour, you can come and do this at any time during opening times.
  2. Evidence of skills: You may be required to show evidence of relevant skills either by bringing your certificates or doing an initial assessment task
  3. Interview: The Tutor interview is to ensure that this is the right course for you and that you are fully aware of what is involved in completing the course

On completition of your interview and meeting the other criteria laid out in the application process, successful applicants will be offered a place on to the course.

How to Enrol:

How to Enrol

Entry Requirements:

You are an intermediate user of English (ESOL Level E3) or EFL - Cambridge English PET, FCE or IELTS band grade 4.5 +

You are confident in speaking, listening, reading but want to improve your writing in English.

You are can cope with overall meaning in most situations although you are likely to make grammatical and spelling mistakes.

You can use some complex English written structures but need to be more accurate.

You should attend an Advice and Guidance session to assess your level of English but this is not essential (will be accepted with tutor approval).

Maths and English Assessments

Before your tutor interview you are also requested to take an online assessment in Maths and English at the college. This will help us ensure that the course is suitable for you and that you have the right English and maths skills to enjoy the course and succeed.

To help you, have a look at these online resources before you come to college to take the assessment.

Course Content:

This course will help you with:


• Organise your writing and plan what you want to write according to the specific exam criteria.
• Use grammar more accurately.
• Check your work for spelling, grammar and punctuation (i.e. SpaG)


• Read a variety of different texts such as books, interviews, newspapers, exercises to extend your vocabulary.
• Understand the main points of a piece of writing.
• Find information in a text: skimming and scanning reading techniques.

You will be given the opportunity to use websites to help with your English and to use the college intranet system, Moodle.

Assessment Methods:

Your teacher will check your progress in writing specifically, speaking, reading and listening as a sub skill, on the course and give you advice on how to improve.

Additional Information:

If you would like to discuss any additional learning needs contact our Additional Learning Support Co-ordinator on 020 8891 5907 x 5032
There will not be a coursebook. The tutor will provide photocopies.
For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

Bring To First Class:

Pen and paper


You are expected to attend every class and complete the course.

Further Study and Career Opportunities:

At the end of the course you can:
• Attend another EFL - Improve your Writing E3 short course
• Attend an EFL - Cambridge exam course (e.g. PET, FCE) or general Intermediate English course (e.g. ESOL language E3, L1)
• Attend an EFL conversation and pronunciation course E2/3 or L1/2
• Attend an EFL English for Work E3 or English for Business LCCI L1 course

Frequently Asked Questions:

How to Pay for Your Course

Information Advice and Guidance:

If you are looking for assistance on a new career path, course choice or looking for further opportunities then speak to our Information Advice and Guidance team.


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