English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 1 Reading

Ref: C2419407

We will use everyday situations like travel and transport, house and home, health and going shopping to learn new words and practice reading. This will help you to use and understand English that is often found in application forms, letters (e.g. from a child's school, doctor, job centre, or landlord) and information in public places. This could help you to find a job, 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 reading everyday English, with lots of practice looking at different texts. This course leads to a City & Guilds Entry 1 Reading 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
  • Read common words, signs, symbols, and short texts about everyday situations
  • Read for information in a range of situations, e.g. timetables, prices, letters
  • Explain how different texts are used for different reasons (e.g. adverts, posters, news stories)
  • Use punctuation (capital letters, full stops and question marks) to help you read sentences and short texts.

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

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 give you activities to work on to help you meet your goals, improve your reading skills and get ready for the exam. 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 Reading Course Outline

Is this course right for me? Request more information

This course is not available for online enrolment.

Please call 0300 303 3464 to enquire about enrolling on this course.

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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