Improvers Language Skills Programme
If you have studied a language before and your language skills
are suitable to communicate simple phrases and vocabulary but yet
you are not confident in conversing in a wider range of context or
using language in the past, present and future, then this
course is suitable for you. The programme helps you to develop and
improve your ability to communicate in a number of differing
situations in everyday life, when finding your way around and out
shopping, etc. You will learn to extend language use and
incorporate different time frames to identify and reproduce written
vocabulary and use more complex sentences as well as
understand and speak the language using more complex phrases and
The course is appropriate for learners who have a good range of
basic vocabulary and can communicate and identify simple phrases in
the target language.
You will not have to sit an examination for this qualification
but you will have a portfolio of evidence of your studies. You will
use all language skills, reading, writing, listening and speaking
during the course and will develop confidence with using the target
Languages offered include Italian and Spanish. We welcome
enquiries for other languages; however we would only be able to
offer a course if there was sufficient demand.
These qualifications are intended for use by a wide variety of
learners and are particularly suitable for:
- Adults in part-time provision
- Adults in the workplace
- Adults in full-time learning
- 16-19 learners in schools and colleges who wish to study a
language alongside their academic or vocational
The Doncaster College Improve Your Language
Skills Programme consists of four communication skills,
reading, writing, listening and speaking. You will complete a range
of activities to develop skills and will receive a certificate
recognising your achievement on completion of the course.
The Improvers Programme is aimed at learners with basic prior
knowledge of the target language or those completing the Doncaster
College Beginner's Programme. Learners should be 16+. Continuing
learners will be offered an opportunity to enrol via their course
tutor. Any new learners will need to complete an application prior
to enrolling. Courses must have 12 or more students in the group.
If a course attracts sufficient interest then the learners will be
invited to enrol at a specific group event.
Course Progression Routes
These qualifications encourage progression through the levels
and learners successfully completing the Certificate can progress
to the Doncaster College Moving On Your Language
Skills Programme (subject to availability).
Course Career Prospects
Acquisition of a language alongside vocational or academic
skills can enhance career prospects in globalised economies.
Employers are increasingly seeing language acquisition as an
invaluable skill in response to the challenge of flexibility and
mobility in the labour market.
If you are unsure about your career progression please contact the Careers Team.
How to Apply
To apply for this course, click here to
download an application form. Completed forms should be
returned to Centralised Admissions, Learner Services,
Doncaster College, FREEPOST RRBE CXT2 ZTGA, The Hub, Chappell
Drive, Doncaster, DN1 2RF.
After returning the form, you will be asked to attend an
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