English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 2 Reading

Ref: C3842317

We will use examples from real life (letters, newspapers, adverts, stories, forms) to read for information. This will help you to recognise common words, and identify if they are nouns, verbs or adjectives. We will use pictures and the way that a piece of writing looks to help to find information and identify who it is for, and what it is communicating.

Course aim

This course will build on the reading skills you learned at Entry 1. This course leads to a City & Guilds Entry 2 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 common words, signs and symbols. You must be able to use the alphabet to help you to put words into order, and use punctuation (full stops, capital letters and question marks) to help you to read a short text.

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

  • Use a dictionary to look up new/unfamiliar words.
  • Follow written instructions and directions.
  • Read words on a form about personal information.
  • Identify the main points in a text about a set of events or instructions.
  • Explain who a text is for (the audience) and what it is communicating (the purpose).

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 also explain what the exam will be like, and they will 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, writing short notes or letters, and watching TV in English (maybe with subtitles).

What can I do next?

Download full course information sheet

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 2 Reading

Enrolment Conditions

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you book. Please could we ask that you check the list below to ensure you meet our basic criteria:

  • You are paying the standard fee (with a credit or debit card) or you are on any of the qualifying benefits
  • You have a valid email address so that you can receive confirmation of your booking
  • You have been resident in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years
  • You are aged 19 years or older on 1st September 2018
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions

Not sure or have further questions? Contact courseenquiries@wea.org.uk

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