Get Ready for ESOL Entry 1 Reading

Ref: C3847418

We will use everyday situations like travel, shopping, health and where you live to learn how to say and spell new words. We will practice short conversations, and listening for information, to help you talk to your neighbours, go to appointments by yourself, or join in with local groups. We will learn some spelling and grammar rules, practice filling in forms and writing short sentences. We will also practice reading different texts and finding information to help you feel more independent.

Course aim

This course will help you to start speaking, listening, reading and writing in English. It will help you get ready to move onto an accredited course in future (to take City & Guilds ESOL exams).

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

  • Feel more confident using my English in everyday life.
  • Write numbers, and letters of the alphabet using lower and upper case.
  • Write short sentences about myself.
  • Ask and answer questions about myself.
  • Read common words, signs and symbols in everyday situations.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

- A selection of materials and basic equipment will be provided but you are welcome to bring additional materials with you - Official document(s) showing your name, address, date of birth Certificates for English / English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) qualifications you have. Paper, pen/pencil to every lesson, folder to put your work in, small notebook.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Get Ready for ESOL Entry 1 Reading

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This course is funded by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. You must be a resident of Greater Manchester in order to attend this course. Click here to learn more about government funding changes. If you don't know whether you are a resident of Greater Manchester, you can check your postcode here:

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  • 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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