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Foundation Learning Programme ESOL and EAL 1 at The Manchester College

Course description

Are you 16 – 18 years old? Do you speak English as a second language? If you said yes, then this course is for you! English is spoken and used every day in the business world, in top films, books & music, and all across the internet. This course will help you:- Improve your English – reading, writing and speaking- Practice English in subjects like Science, Technology, Engineering, and Art - Learn useful skills in Maths, technology and communicationAll the English and other skills you learn on this course will help with other courses you take at The Manchester College and make sure you can get a good job in the future!

Entry requirements

You don’t need any qualifications to take this course. We will just invite you for an interview to find out more about you. You should be interested in British culture and people from other countries. And you should want to:- Work hard- Come to class every day- Take part in all activities

Assessment

During this course, to make sure you are learning as much as you can, you will: - Build a record of all the essential skills you’ve studied (15%)- Be marked on how often you come to class and complete work (15%)- Take tests in English, Maths and ICT (15%)

Financial information

All full-time courses are free to 16-18 year olds who meet funding regulations. For further details please call the Course Enquiry Team on 03333 222 444.

Future opportunities

When you have finished this course, you will have really improved your English reading, writing and speaking and have learnt lots of skills that will help you get a good job in the future. We can help you plan what job you would like to have. You will also have the English skills needed to study other exciting courses at The Manchester College, including GCSEs in English and Maths!

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 27 February 2017
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    • Shena Simon Campus is a vibrant sixth form centre in the heart of Manchester. The campus offers a full range of A levels and is well known for its excellent performing arts and music courses. It has industry standard media facilities and two theatres.

      Performances at the Waterside Theatre and Sackville Theatre are open to the public and are advertised on our events page.

      Facilities at Shena Simon Campus include:

      • rehearsal rooms and recording studios
      • IT suites designed for music and media production
      • DJ skills booths
      • photography studios and darkroom
      • Waterside Theatre and Sackville Theatre
      • theatre set production workshop
      • science labs
      • dance studios
      • library resources centre (LRC)

      Local area

      Shena Simon Campus is a Grade II listed building in a lively and beautiful part of the city centre. Whitworth Gardens, also known as Sackville Park, is a leafy urban oasis next to the campus. Shena Simon is surrounded by university buildings, giving 16-18 year olds a window into student life. The streets around the campus have lots of interesting architecture in the ornate style of the textile industry.

      Manchester’s central bus station and Piccadilly and Oxford Road train stations are a few minutes’ walk from the campus. The National Express coach station is just around the corner.

      Shena Simon has the benefit of all the city centre’s attractions. It is particularly close to Chinatown and the Cornerhouse gallery and arts cinema.