English course: Catch Up with Key Skills in English

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This course is designed to support you in developing your English skills and confidence with English. The course is arranged in short video tutorials and practice activities and covers the three key areas of; speaking, listening and communication, reading skills and writing skills.

This course is perfect for anyone wishing to catch up with English skills they may have missed out on, those that are looking at developing skills towards preparation for future qualifications in English Functional skills level 1 or GCSE English and those who are studying English as a second language.

Who this course is for:

  • Students who wish to catch up with English skills that they have missed out on
  • This course is perfect for students who are home schooled and would like access to additional learning materials to support progression
  • A great choice for adults who want to brush up on thier skills as they work towards preparation for formal qualifications
  • Anyone studying English as a second language would benefit from this resource
  • Students will update and improve their existing skills in English to be able to go on to further study or to prepare for English Functional Skills level 1 and GCSE English qualifications Students will be able to update and improve their English level 1 skills and develop confidence in their abilities Requirements Basic understanding of English language Description This course is designed to support you in developing your English skills and confidence with English. The course is arranged in short video tutorials and practice activities and covers the three key areas of; speaking, listening and communication, reading skills and writing skills. This course is perfect for anyone wishing to catch up with English skills they may have missed out on, those that are looking at developing skills towards preparation for future qualifications in English Functional skills level 1 or GCSE English and those who are studying English as a second language. Who this course is for: Students who wish to catch up with English skills that they have missed out on This course is perfect for students who are home schooled and would like access to additional learning materials to support progression A great choice for adults who want to brush up on thier skills as they work towards preparation for formal qualifications Anyone studying English as a second language would benefit from this resource Show more Show less Course content 9 sections • 101 lectures • 2h 20m total length Expand all sections What is Functional Skills English level 1 15 lectures • 16min Introduction Preview 02:10 What do I want to get from this course? 5 questions Why is good communication important? Preview 00:30 TASK: Interactive video - why is good communication important? 00:05 What is communication? Preview 03:16 Tone and pitch 02:40 Introduction to the task for tone and pitch 00:23 TASK: interactive video - tone and pitch 00:06 Volume 02:29 What volume should I speak at? 4 questions TASK: Who have you spoken to recently? 3 questions What is articulation? 02:33 Introduction to the articulation task 00:42 TASK: What does good communication look like? 00:07 Recognising articulation 5 questions Talking too fast 00:24 The problem with talking too fast 00:08 The problem with talking too fast 1 question Talking too slow 00:22 Talking to slow 00:07 The problems with talking too slowly 1 question What is communication and how do I get good at it? 4 lectures • 4min How do I sound? 02:07 TASK: How do I sound? 00:42 TASK: How do I sound? 2 questions Formal and informal language 01:31 What type of language should you use in each situation? 5 questions TASK: match the informal and formal phrases with the same meaning 00:02 Non - verbal communication 4 lectures • 6min Body language in communication 01:53 Example of full body listening 00:11 Recognising facial gestures and posture 03:32 TASK: Body language recap quiz 00:06 Taking part in conversations 5 lectures • 4min Conversations and discussions 01:58 How can a discussion be moved forward using quesions and appropriate responces? 00:16 TASK: what techniques were used to move the discussion forward? 1 question Asking questions during discussions 00:30 Appropriate or not appropriate questions during discussions 3 questions Verbal cues 01:27 Example of empathetic listening 00:11 What is empathetic listening 1 question Responding appropriately during discussions 7 lectures • 8min Responding appropriately during discussions 02:38 Techniques to help you respond appropriately during discussions 00:59 What type of questions can I use? 01:40 TASK: What type of question can I use? 00:05 Example explaining answering questions task 00:24 Asking questions example 00:06 TASK: Answering questions - your turn 02:08 Listening skills 7 lectures • 3min What is active listening? 00:55 How to avoid distractions 00:18 Examples of active listening 00:54 Active listening tips 00:14 Active listening quiz 00:05 What to look for in active listening 00:20 Example of good active listening 00:03 Course summary 11 lectures • 11min TASK: What have you learnt so far? 00:10 Speaking and Listening assessment practice 01:36 Practice assessment task 1 - formal discussion Preview 04:27 How to use the audio record resource for practice assessments 01:44 TASK: Support for the car park and youth centre bids 00:15 TASK: Support for the shopping centre or cinema 00:15 TASK: Check list to help you self assess your practice task 00:13 Example of a group informal discussion 00:14 TASK: Practice assessment 2 - informal discussion 01:34 TASK: Use this resource to complete your practice informal group discussion task 00:05 TASK: Checklist for informal discussion 00:13 Developing reading skills 22 lectures • 40min introduction to this section 00:35 Introduction to understanding reading tasks 01:54 TASK: What have you read? 1 question Why read? 02:25 TASK: Why read? 1 question Reading is important in all areas of life 00:04 Active reading 02:53 Active reading quiz 3 questions Audience 02:46 Who is the intended audience? 3 questions Some strange words you may come across 00:06 TASK: Using words 1 question Ways to read 03:32 Skimming practice 5 questions Scanning text 02:04 TASK: Practice skimming and scanning text 8 questions The purpose of the text 06:31 The purpose of the text 00:05 Purpose: to inform 01:51 Purpose: to describe 05:04 Purpose: to persuade 02:07 Purpose; to inform, describe or persuade? 4 questions Reading for detail 01:29 TASK: reading for detail practice 00:11 Layout and Presentation 02:15 Layout and presentation 3 questions Images in texts 02:41 TASK: match the images and symbols to their meaning 00:09 Facts or Opinion? 01:29 Facts or Opinions? Task 1 4 questions Facts or Opinions? Task 2 3 questions Reading course summary 00:05 Intro to practice assessments 00:09 TASK: practice assessment task 1 5 questions TASK: practice assessment task 2 6 questions TASK: practice assessment task 3 9 questions Developing writing skills 26 lectures • 48min Introduction to developing writing skills 00:37 The writing process 02:25 TASK: Practice planning a piece of writing 1 question Drafting your writing 03:00 TASK: Practicing proofreading 00:05 TASK: More practice for proofreading and drafting your writing 00:03 Layout and Presentation - Paragraphs 04:33 Task 1: Recognising paragraphs 1 question Task 2: Organising paragraphs 1 question Writing Letters 06:24 TASK: Organise the parts of the letter into the correct layout 00:02 Writing Emails 03:16 TASK: Practice the format of a formal email 00:02 TASK: How to write informal emails 00:03 TASK: Examples of emails 00:11 Writing News and Articles 02:12 TASK: Practice creating written news articles 1 question Introduction to Writing Speeches 03:21 TASK: Practice writing speech openings 1 question Writing Speeches part 2 03:49 Introduction to Spellings 03:38 Memory Help for Spellings 03:38 TASK: Practice memory techniques for spellings 00:04 What are homophones? 02:40 Identifying homophones 10 questions Introduction to Grammar 03:00 Identifying sentences, subjects and verbs 6 questions Grammar part 2 03:23 Recognising and using the correct tense in a sentence 5 questions Writing Skills Summary 00:08 Introduction to writing practice assessments 00:11 Practice writing assessment 1 00:20 Practice writing assessment 2 00:20 course complete! 00:44 Instructor Louise Harrison Teacher 4.7 Instructor Rating 10 Reviews 28 Students 2 Courses I am passionate about teaching and learning and enjoy helping others achieve their educational goals. As a qualified teacher and educator, I have experience working in a range of settings with both children and adults. Through my work, I have realised the need for additional, support resources in areas such as maths and English. I enjoy creating interesting resources that support students in their growth and development and have decided to share these resources in this course - 'Catch Up with Key Skills English' Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? 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  • Students will be able to update and improve their English level 1 skills and develop confidence in their abilities Requirements Basic understanding of English language Description This course is designed to support you in developing your English skills and confidence with English. The course is arranged in short video tutorials and practice activities and covers the three key areas of; speaking, listening and communication, reading skills and writing skills. This course is perfect for anyone wishing to catch up with English skills they may have missed out on, those that are looking at developing skills towards preparation for future qualifications in English Functional skills level 1 or GCSE English and those who are studying English as a second language. Who this course is for: Students who wish to catch up with English skills that they have missed out on This course is perfect for students who are home schooled and would like access to additional learning materials to support progression A great choice for adults who want to brush up on thier skills as they work towards preparation for formal qualifications Anyone studying English as a second language would benefit from this resource Show more Show less Course content 9 sections • 101 lectures • 2h 20m total length Expand all sections What is Functional Skills English level 1 15 lectures • 16min Introduction Preview 02:10 What do I want to get from this course? 5 questions Why is good communication important? Preview 00:30 TASK: Interactive video - why is good communication important? 00:05 What is communication? Preview 03:16 Tone and pitch 02:40 Introduction to the task for tone and pitch 00:23 TASK: interactive video - tone and pitch 00:06 Volume 02:29 What volume should I speak at? 4 questions TASK: Who have you spoken to recently? 3 questions What is articulation? 02:33 Introduction to the articulation task 00:42 TASK: What does good communication look like? 00:07 Recognising articulation 5 questions Talking too fast 00:24 The problem with talking too fast 00:08 The problem with talking too fast 1 question Talking too slow 00:22 Talking to slow 00:07 The problems with talking too slowly 1 question What is communication and how do I get good at it? 4 lectures • 4min How do I sound? 02:07 TASK: How do I sound? 00:42 TASK: How do I sound? 2 questions Formal and informal language 01:31 What type of language should you use in each situation? 5 questions TASK: match the informal and formal phrases with the same meaning 00:02 Non - verbal communication 4 lectures • 6min Body language in communication 01:53 Example of full body listening 00:11 Recognising facial gestures and posture 03:32 TASK: Body language recap quiz 00:06 Taking part in conversations 5 lectures • 4min Conversations and discussions 01:58 How can a discussion be moved forward using quesions and appropriate responces? 00:16 TASK: what techniques were used to move the discussion forward? 1 question Asking questions during discussions 00:30 Appropriate or not appropriate questions during discussions 3 questions Verbal cues 01:27 Example of empathetic listening 00:11 What is empathetic listening 1 question Responding appropriately during discussions 7 lectures • 8min Responding appropriately during discussions 02:38 Techniques to help you respond appropriately during discussions 00:59 What type of questions can I use? 01:40 TASK: What type of question can I use? 00:05 Example explaining answering questions task 00:24 Asking questions example 00:06 TASK: Answering questions - your turn 02:08 Listening skills 7 lectures • 3min What is active listening? 00:55 How to avoid distractions 00:18 Examples of active listening 00:54 Active listening tips 00:14 Active listening quiz 00:05 What to look for in active listening 00:20 Example of good active listening 00:03 Course summary 11 lectures • 11min TASK: What have you learnt so far? 00:10 Speaking and Listening assessment practice 01:36 Practice assessment task 1 - formal discussion Preview 04:27 How to use the audio record resource for practice assessments 01:44 TASK: Support for the car park and youth centre bids 00:15 TASK: Support for the shopping centre or cinema 00:15 TASK: Check list to help you self assess your practice task 00:13 Example of a group informal discussion 00:14 TASK: Practice assessment 2 - informal discussion 01:34 TASK: Use this resource to complete your practice informal group discussion task 00:05 TASK: Checklist for informal discussion 00:13 Developing reading skills 22 lectures • 40min introduction to this section 00:35 Introduction to understanding reading tasks 01:54 TASK: What have you read? 1 question Why read? 02:25 TASK: Why read? 1 question Reading is important in all areas of life 00:04 Active reading 02:53 Active reading quiz 3 questions Audience 02:46 Who is the intended audience? 3 questions Some strange words you may come across 00:06 TASK: Using words 1 question Ways to read 03:32 Skimming practice 5 questions Scanning text 02:04 TASK: Practice skimming and scanning text 8 questions The purpose of the text 06:31 The purpose of the text 00:05 Purpose: to inform 01:51 Purpose: to describe 05:04 Purpose: to persuade 02:07 Purpose; to inform, describe or persuade? 4 questions Reading for detail 01:29 TASK: reading for detail practice 00:11 Layout and Presentation 02:15 Layout and presentation 3 questions Images in texts 02:41 TASK: match the images and symbols to their meaning 00:09 Facts or Opinion? 01:29 Facts or Opinions? Task 1 4 questions Facts or Opinions? Task 2 3 questions Reading course summary 00:05 Intro to practice assessments 00:09 TASK: practice assessment task 1 5 questions TASK: practice assessment task 2 6 questions TASK: practice assessment task 3 9 questions Developing writing skills 26 lectures • 48min Introduction to developing writing skills 00:37 The writing process 02:25 TASK: Practice planning a piece of writing 1 question Drafting your writing 03:00 TASK: Practicing proofreading 00:05 TASK: More practice for proofreading and drafting your writing 00:03 Layout and Presentation - Paragraphs 04:33 Task 1: Recognising paragraphs 1 question Task 2: Organising paragraphs 1 question Writing Letters 06:24 TASK: Organise the parts of the letter into the correct layout 00:02 Writing Emails 03:16 TASK: Practice the format of a formal email 00:02 TASK: How to write informal emails 00:03 TASK: Examples of emails 00:11 Writing News and Articles 02:12 TASK: Practice creating written news articles 1 question Introduction to Writing Speeches 03:21 TASK: Practice writing speech openings 1 question Writing Speeches part 2 03:49 Introduction to Spellings 03:38 Memory Help for Spellings 03:38 TASK: Practice memory techniques for spellings 00:04 What are homophones? 02:40 Identifying homophones 10 questions Introduction to Grammar 03:00 Identifying sentences, subjects and verbs 6 questions Grammar part 2 03:23 Recognising and using the correct tense in a sentence 5 questions Writing Skills Summary 00:08 Introduction to writing practice assessments 00:11 Practice writing assessment 1 00:20 Practice writing assessment 2 00:20 course complete! 00:44 Instructor Louise Harrison Teacher 4.7 Instructor Rating 10 Reviews 28 Students 2 Courses I am passionate about teaching and learning and enjoy helping others achieve their educational goals. As a qualified teacher and educator, I have experience working in a range of settings with both children and adults. Through my work, I have realised the need for additional, support resources in areas such as maths and English. I enjoy creating interesting resources that support students in their growth and development and have decided to share these resources in this course - 'Catch Up with Key Skills English' Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? 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