English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 3 Reading

Ref: C3840926

We will use a wide range of real life examples to practice different reading techniques, including descriptions, instructions, explanations and stories. This will help you to improve your dictionary skills and broaden your vocabulary. We will look at the layout and different features of longer texts, and how these can help us to understand the purpose of the text and find information in it.

Course aim

This course will build on the reading skills you learned at Entry 2. This course leads to a City & Guilds Entry 3 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
  • You must be able to read and follow written instructions, identify the main points of a text and use a dictionary confidently.

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

  • Identify the purpose and main points in a range of texts, e.g. a description or instructions.
  • Use skim-reading techniques to decide if a text is interesting/useful.
  • Identify and use features of different types of texts to help find information.
  • Read a text to find specific / detailed information.
  • Use 1st and 2nd place letters to organise a list of words alphabetically, and find words in a dictionary.

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

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?

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 3 Reading 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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