Bringing it all together
Congratulations on completing Everyday English 2. Hopefully you have enjoyed the experience and now feel inspired to develop your English skills further.
Through this course you have developed your skills in the following areas:
- speaking clearly and confidently, at a pace and volume appropriate to the situation
- adapting your language style to formal and informal situations, and understanding when to use standard and non-standard English in both speaking and writing
- understanding the role body language plays in effective communication
- preparing for a discussion and moving it on with constructive contributions when it gets stuck or goes wrong
- structuring and delivering a talk, and checking your audience is listening and understands what you say
- identifying the purpose and intended audience of a range of texts
- skimming, scanning and detailed reading, and knowing when to use one or the other
- recognising prejudice and bias in texts and understanding the difference between fact and opinion
- recognising the writing styles and layout features associated with different kinds of text
- understanding the different structures of emails, letters and reports
- following the steps in the writing process that enable you to produce a clear and accurate piece of writing
- using aspects of spelling, punctuation and grammar to express yourself clearly and accurately in writing
- constructing simple, compound and complex sentences
- counting the syllables in a word and using word stress to support accurate spelling
- understanding the techniques that can be used when writing a text that informs, persuades or advises.
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Get a formal qualification in Wales
If you are studying in Wales and would like to achieve a more formal qualification, please contact one of the centres listed below and explain that you have done this course and gained an OpenLearn badge. They’ll help you to find the best way to achieve the Level 2 Essential Skills English Wales Communication qualification, which will enhance your CV.
Get a formal qualification in England
Functional Skills qualifications are required for many apprenticeships and vocational qualifications. The National Extension College provides online learning courses with tutor support which lead to Functional Skills qualifications at levels 1 and 2.