Get Ready for ESOL Level 1 reading

Ref: C3740926

This course will look at a range of different texts, their presentational features and the purpose of the text. Students will be able to recognise different features of descriptive, persuasive, instructive and informative texts. Students will be able to discuss these features with their fellow students and explain the functions of each text.

Additional information about this course

This is a level 1 course to prepare for an accredited Level 1 reading course

Course aim

This course is designed to develop a range of reading skills in order to prepare to progress on to an accredited ESOL Level 1 Reading course.

Who is the course for?

Students must have an initial assessment at Level 1ESOL English

What topics will this course cover

Students will analyse, discuss and review the different ways a variety of texts present information and the reasons for the choice of each presentational feature. They will read and discuss texts from a range of organisations and newspapers, and identify the skills they need to develop to improve both reading and writing skills. There will also be a considerable amount of speaking and listening used in this course, alongside independent research.

What will it be like?

WEA classes are friendly and supportive. You will be encouraged to work together with your fellow students and tutor. You will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class and work with the group to give and accept feedback in a supportive environment. The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you to be actively involved in your learning. You may be asked to undertake work to support your course outside of your class.

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

1. develop reading strategies 2. build reading comprehension 3. discuss a range of different types of text in small group discussions 4. identify the key presentational features to 4 key types of text

How will I know I'm making progress?

Feedback will be provided throughout the course. This will be in the form of initial and diagnostic tests, written coursework, informal feedback from the tutor and fellow students, worksheets, observations and regular homework.

What else do I need to know, do or bring?

A4 ring binder folder, A4 lined paper, black pens, small notebook, dictionary Optional: Thesaurus, highlighters, plastic A4 wallets

Reading and information sources

Students will be asked to read and analyse a range of texts, both provided by the tutor, and found through independent reading and research

What could the course lead to?

This course can lead to an accredited Level 1 ESOL Reading course

Download full course outline

Get Ready for ESOL Level 1 reading Course Outline


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  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
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  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2016
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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