English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 1 Speaking and Listening

Ref: C2224874

We will use everyday situations like travel and transport, house and home, health and going shopping to learn new words, practice asking questions, listening for information, and develop good pronunciation so you can communicate better. This could help you to go to appointments by yourself, talk to your neighbours, join in with local groups or activities, or just feel more independent in your everyday life.

Course aim

This course will help you to feel more confident speaking and listening everyday English, with lots of practice using real life situations. This course leads to a City & Guilds Entry 1 Speaking and Listening qualification.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need to talk to a member of staff and do a short activity to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464
  • This course is for people with little spoken English

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

  • Feel more confident using my English in everyday life
  • Communicate in everyday situations
  • Ask for and give information
  • Listen for information in a range of situations, e.g. timetables, prices
  • Improve my pronunciation

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA tutor will use a range of different teaching and learning methods and encourage you and the group to be actively involved in your learning
  • You may be asked to undertake additional work in your own time to support your learning
  • Will be asked to share your ideas and views in the class, and to listen to and give helpful feedback in a friendly way.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • A range of informal activities will be used by the tutor to see what you are learning which may include quizzes, question and answer, small projects and discussion
  • You will have opportunities to discuss your progress with your tutor
  • You will be encouraged to share your work with the group and discuss your learning
  • You will be encouraged to consider other students work and give your opinions and suggestions
  • There will be a number of tasks appropriate to your course such as written work, creating art or craft, video, photography or small projects. Some of these may be marked to help you progress
  • The tutor will also explain what the exam will be like and give you lots of practice so you know what to 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

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required
  • It is useful if you are already trying to use your English, e.g. talking to neighbours, reading signs, letters, and watching TV in English (maybe with subtitles).

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 1 Speaking and Listening Course Outline

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Conditions

You can if you meet all of the following requirements:

  • are paying the standard fee or are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • are paying with a credit/debit card or are not paying a fee because of a qualifying benefit
  • have a valid email address
  • have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2017
  • have read and accept the standard terms and conditions
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