English - Second Language IGCSE

Length of course: 5 half-day sessions
Boards: CIE 0510/0511

This course is suitable only for students sitting English – Second Language IGCSE with CIE. It is not suitable for students who speak English as their first language.

The course will cover the following:

Reading

  • R1: identify and retrieve facts and details
  • R2: understand and select relevant information
  • R3: recognise and understand ideas, opinions and attitudes and the connections between related ideas
  • R4: understand what is implied but not actually written, e.g. gist, relationships, writer’s purpose/intention.
  • R5: The writer’s feelings, situation or place

 Writing

  • W1: communicate clearly, accurately and appropriately
  • W2: convey information and express opinions effectively
  • W3: employ and control a variety of grammatical structures
  • W4: demonstrate knowledge and understanding of a range of appropriate vocabulary
  • W5: observe conventions of paragraphing, punctuation and spelling
  • W6: employ appropriate register/style 

Listening

  • L1: identify and retrieve facts and details
  • L2: understand and select relevant information
  • L3: recognise and understand ideas, opinions and attitudes and the connections between related ideas
  • L4: understand what is implied but not actually stated, e.g. gist, relationships between speakers, speaker’s
  • L5: The purpose/intention, speaker’s feelings, situation or place