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
This course is designed for those with foundation English who wish to enhance and build their skills. Focus will be on language development (vocabulary), sentence building, early grammar, simple punctuation, comprehension development and information retrieval. It will also seek to develop speaking and listening skills to conversation level. Speaking sessions will not be recorded or filmed, and students will be encouraged to engage with others working at similar levels to build their conversational and vocabulary skills.