ESL (English as a Second language)


These classes are for anyone living in Bicester and the surrounding area who wants to learn English as a Second Language. They are run by Hebron Gospel Hall, a small local church in Bicester (for more information about us, please see our website as above). Each week, we will aim to cover a particular topic or area (see the list above), including practice in writing and speaking. There will also be a chance for you to ask any questions you might have. The last week of each term will be a revision week, and we will also have a meal together for everyone who comes to the course – don’t miss it! This course is offered free of charge. We recommend that everyone who takes part also has a copy of the coursebook, and we can provide subsidized copies for a fee of £5 per person. None of the teachers involved is a qualified English teacher. Each week, there will also be the opportunity to learn a verse from the Bible in English and a short talk on Some of the things we at Hebron Gospel Hall believe.

Curriculum, Autumn/Winter Term 2017

Course Aims

  • To give help in basic English grammar and vocabulary
  • To develop your all-round English language skills

Course Textbook

  • English For Everyone Coursebook: Level 1 (Beginner) (Dorling Kindersley, 2016)

Course Syllabus

  • Week 1 (13/9): Introducing yourself – names and letters
  • Week 2 (20/9): Talking about yourself – numbers and nationalities
  • Week 3 (27/9): Things you have – animals and family
  • Week 4 (4/10): Talking about your things – possessions
  • Week 5 (11/10): Talking about your job – jobs and workplaces
  • Week 6 (18/10): Describing your day – routine activities
  • HALF TERM, (25/10): NO ESL
  • Week 7 (1/11): Describing your week – days and prepositions
  • Week 8 (8/11): Negatives with ‘to be’
  • Week 9 (15/11): Negatives II – daily activities
  • Week 10 (22/11): Simple questions – jobs and routine activities
  • Week 11 (29/11): Asking questions – question words
  • Week 12 (6/12): END OF TERM MEAL!

Contact Us | Mervyn Hall – 07711358968 (mobile) | James Thompson – 07493103314 (mobile)


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