Developing English Skills - Level 1

Ref: C2527517

This course is designed for speakers of other languages who wish to develop and improve their English. Learners will see development of their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. This course will develop key skills in communication, vocabulary and grammar all at the appropriate level. There will be a variety of different learning methods, such as independent work, group work and class based discussions. The topics included will reflect everyday English in everyday life situations. Students can look forward to increasing their skills in a familiar and informed environment.

Course aim

The main purpose of this course is to help improve English for speakers of other languages. This will be taught through a variety of different topics all in aid of improving speaking, listening, writing and reading for English proficiency.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Make requests and participate in various discussions to obtain detailed information in familiar and unfamiliar contexts.
  • Identify the purpose of a text and infer meaning which is not explicit.
  • Use different styles of writing for different purposes including job search
  • Use different reading strategies to find and obtain information.
  • Submit documentation on a digital platform and participate in an online discussion

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. - Nothing else is needed - All materials will be provided

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Developing English Skills - Level 1


As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2021
  • You declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

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