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

Ref: C3840938

This course will bring together everything you have learned at Entry level, and enable you to write confidently in a wide range of everyday and formal situations. You will consider the use of sentence grammar and punctuation to ensure you communicate effectively and clearly. You will develop your planning skills to help you to write sequentially and coherently, and improve your reviewing skills so you can identify and correct a range of errors in a text.

Course aim

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

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

  • Use the correct word order for a range of phrasal verbs, with 1 or 2 particles, and with/out objects.
  • Use knowledge of prefixes and suffixes to make appropriate word choices (of verbs, adverbs, nouns and adjectives).
  • Use an appropriate layout and structure (e.g. paragraphs, headings, bullet points) to write a letter, article or short story, showing a logical order of events or information
  • Review a piece of text, making any necessary changes or corrections to errors of spelling, grammar or punctuation.
  • Use strategies and prior knowledge to spell the majority of common and unfamiliar words accurately.

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 writing in English for a range of different purposes.

What can I do next?

Download full course outline

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