Get ready for ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) Level 1

Ref: C3742029

This course is for students who have already passed one or more ESOL Entry 3 exams. We will develop listening skills to help you identify relevant information, and to respond appropriately in a discussion, using information about the situation and the speaker. We will look at how the audience and context can affect the choice of language we use, and practice using different vocabulary to fit a range of purposes (e.g. inform, persuade, warn, entertain etc.), both when writing and speaking. We will practice reading strategies to get different kinds of information (main idea, details) from a variety of texts.

Course aim

This course will help you to improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. It will help you get ready to move onto a City & Guilds ESOL Level 1 accredited course in future.

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
  • You must be able to read, write and communicate in English in everyday situations.

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

  • Use strategies and prior knowledge to spell the majority of common and unfamiliar words accurately.
  • Use an appropriate technique (skimming, scanning or detailed) for different reading situations.
  • To plan and draft a text, using paragraphs to organise your writing.
  • To listen for and identify the main points and some details in a range of familiar and unfamiliar situations.
  • To explain your personal views clearly in a range of topical discussions.

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

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

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 in everyday situations.

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

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

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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