First Steps to Entry 2 ESOL

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Before you can join this course, you will need to talk to a member of staff and do a initial assessment to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464. This course will help you to communicate clearly and confidently in a wide range of social and formal situations, taking into account the audience, purpose and situation. You will develop skills to predict the meaning of a text by using vocabulary, grammatical features and indirect cues as well as recognising tone, opinion and bias in texts. You will summarise information from longer documents and discuss why this is an important skill. You will write for a wide range of everyday and formal situations.

Course aim

This course will help you to practise your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills in English. It will help you get ready to move onto a Level 2 accredited course in future

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

  • Use strategies and prior knowledge to spell the majority of common and unfamiliar words accurately.
  • Select the appropriate format, style and level of detail required for a range of writing purposes, e.g. note making, summarising a document, writing a formal letter
  • Make requests and ask questions to obtain information in familiar and unfamiliar contexts.
  • Take part in a range of formal and informal topical discussions: explain my personal views clearly, listen and respond appropriately.
  • Use grammatical knowledge and personal experience to identify the purpose and meaning of a range of pieces of writing.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: - You will also need access to the internet outside of your sessions. You could do this using a smart phone, tablet, laptop or a desktop computer (at home or through a library etc.). - 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. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: - The tutor will give you work for most lessons and can tell you about other books or websites that will help if you want to study more at home.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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First Steps to Entry 2 ESOL

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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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