In recognition of the diverse range of language needs in the Central Bedfordshire Area, Central Beds College now offers three English Language for the Workplace development courses. These courses are tailored for second-language learner and incorporate elements from second-language teaching and Functional Skills for the workplace. The courses are intensive, ten-week programmes and are designed to help learners progress their English to proficiency levels demanded by Employers and Higher Education criteria. The courses run on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6-9pm at the Main Campus in Dunstable. We also offer the Beginners Programme at the Dallow Road Community Centre on Monday and Tuesday mornings, and the Intermediate Programme on Friday mornings. Initial Courses run October to January and February to May. In 2020/2021 we hope to offer the courses from September to December, January to March, and April to June
The advanced English course has been tailored to meet the needs of learners who are looking to develop their English skills for academic and work-based writing and communication demands. Focus will be centred on more varied vocabulary, complex sentences, punctuation, literary devices, text and language features, transitional arguments and persuasive techniques, business writing, and we will also take the first steps into creative writing. Debating, speech, and general presentation techniques will also be covered.