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

Ref: C3672186

This course will bring together everything you have learned at Entry level, and enable you to read confidently in a wide range of everyday and formal situations. We will look at how paragraphs and punctuation can aid understanding. We will develop skills to predict the meaning of a text, using vocabulary, grammatical features, and indirect cues.

Course aim

This course will build on the reading skills you learned at Entry 3. This course leads to a City & Guilds Level 1 Reading qualification.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

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

  • Explain how the choice of language and features of a text are used to achieve different purposes e.g. instruct, explain, describe, persuade.
  • Use an appropriate technique (skimming, scanning or detailed) for different reading situations.
  • Recognise and understand an increasing range of vocabulary, applying knowledge of word structure, related words, word roots, derivatives and borrowed words from other languages.
  • Identify the tone of a text from the vocabulary, e.g. formal/informal, humorous/serious, personal/impersonal.
  • Recognise and use a range of synonyms and antonyms, to express variation in meaning.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Level 1 Reading Course Outline

Enrolment Conditions

You can enrol online 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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