English Entry Level 3

Introduction

English at Entry Level 3 indicates that learners should be able to speak, listen, communicate, read and write with increasing clarity, accuracy and effectiveness. Learners should, with some direction and guidance, be able to apply these functional skills to informal and some formal contexts, in familiar situations.

Our Aim

Speaking, Listening and Communicating

Learners should practise different types of speaking, listening and communicating activities. This should include straightforward narratives, accounts, explanations, discussions instructions, information and descriptions.
By the end of the course, Learner should be able to do the following :

  • Identify and extract the main information and detail from short explanations
  • Make requests and ask concise questions using appropriate language in different contexts
  • Communicate information and opinions clearly on a range of topics
  • Respond appropriately to questions on a range of straightforward topics
  • Follow and understand the main points of discussions
  • Make relevant contributions to group discussion about straightforward topics
Far far away, behind the word mountains, far from the countries Vokalia and Consonantia, there live the blind texts. Separated they live in Bookmarksgrove right at the coast of the Semantics, a large language ocean. A small river named Duden flows by their place and supplies it with the necessary regelialia. It is a paradisematic country, in which roasted parts of sentences fly into your mouth. Even the all-powerful Pointing has no control about the blind texts it is an almost unorthographic life One day however a small line of blind text by the name

Reading

Learners should practise reading different types of text. This should include straightforward texts that instruct, describe, narrate and explain.
By the end of the course, learners should be able to do the following.

  • Read correctly words designated for Entry Level 3
  • Identify, understand and extract the main points and idea in and from texts
  • Identify different purpose of straightforward texts
  • Use effective strategies to find the meaning of words (e.g. a dictionary, working out meaning from context; using knowledge of different word types)
  • Understand organisational features and use them to locate relevant information (e.g. contents, index, menus, tabs and links)

Writing

Learners should practice writing different types of text. This should include straightforward texts such as narratives, instructions, explanations and reports.
By the end of the course, learners should be able to do the following.

Spelling, punctuation and grammar
  • Use basic punctuation correctly
  • Form regular plurals
  • Use mostly correct grammar (e.g. subject–verb agreement, consistent use of tense, definite and indefinite articles)
  • Use the first, second and third place letters to sequence words in alphabetical order
  • Spell correctly words designated for Entry Level 3
Composition
  • Communicate information, ideas and opinions clearly and in a logical sequence (e.g. chronologically, by task)
  • Write text of an appropriate level of detail and of appropriate length (including where this is specified)
  • Use appropriate format and structure when writing straightforward texts, including the appropriate use of headings and bullet points
  • Write in compound sentences and paragraphs where appropriate
  • Use Language appropriate for purpose and audience

There was a time when I would never have considered being a project manager, but I’m not far behind that now.

Charlie Chandler

degree apprentice

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