1Course Overview

Introduction to English Level 2

Course code: OSC1063

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Learn to speak and write in English, from home!

This home study course has been designed for non-native speakers of English.

The course is designed to help you learn the language by distance learning, with tutor support by email.

  • Study the alphabet and basic phrases.
  • Learn how to talk about a range of topics, including family, work, hobbies and interests.
  • Gain an understanding of basic grammar to improve your communication.
  • Develop skills to communicate using English in practical, everyday situations.
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2Course Content
Unit 1: Introduction to English
  • The alphabet
  • Pronunciation and phonetics
  • Key phrases and greetings
  • Asking questions
  • Starting conversation
Unit 2: Language for Conversation
  • Family
  • Home life
  • Describing people
  • In the home
  • Jobs and professions
  • Describing your role
  • Hobbies, pastimes  and interests
Unit 3: Grammar
  • Articles
  • Nouns
  • Subject, verb and object (SVO)
  • Adjectives
  • Verbs
  • Tenses
  • Prepositions
Unit 4: Number, Date and Time
  • Cardinal numbers
  • Ordinal numbers
  • The calendar
  • Days of the week
  • Months of the year
  • How to express the date
  • How to express the time
  • Time-related questions and phrases
Unit 5: Language for Practical Situations
  • Shopping
  • Product quantities and packaging
  • The language of transactions
  • Useful phrases for shopping
  • Making a restaurant reservation
  • Reading a menu
  • Useful phrases for restaurants
  • Visiting the doctor
  • Describing symptoms
  • Answering medical questions
  • Writing a formal letter
  • The features of formal letter writing
  • Useful phrases
3Other Information

Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of assignments which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

This course is designed for distance learning at home or at work. You will receive your course materials by post or online, whichever you choose, as well as full tutor support by email.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

4Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol in this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

Is there a time limit for the completion of this course?

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. It is truly flexible and is designed to be adaptable around your lifestyle and other commitments.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * Not included with the online study option
How do I get my work assessed?

You will send your work to your personal course tutor for them to mark and return to you. 

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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  • I am a permanent UK resident
  • I have 3 years of UK address history
  • I am currently employed or self-employed
  • With a minimum annual income of £5,000
  • I am not bankrupt or in an IVA (Individual Voluntary Agreement)
  • I have a UK bank account capable of paying direct debits
  • I have a credit or debit card

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