English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 1 Speaking and Listening

Ref: C2421756

Before you can join this course, you will need to talk to a member of staff and do an initial assessment to make sure the course is right for you. For more information and to book an appointment please call 0300 303 3464. We will use everyday situations like travel and transport, house and home, health and going shopping to learn new words, practise asking questions, listening for information, and develop good pronunciation so you can communicate better. This could help you to go to appointments by yourself, talk to your neighbours, join in with local groups or activities, or just feel more independent in your everyday life.

Additional information about this course

This course if free for all students in the Greater London area on benefits and low incomes. Please contact Karen on kseekings@wea.org.uk or on 07920559368

Course aim

This course will help you to feel more confident speaking and listening everyday English, with lots of practice using real life situations. This course leads to a City & Guilds Entry 1 Speaking and Listening qualification.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • You will need your own personal email address so that you’re able to login to the WEA’s digital learning platform: WEA Canvas. You will need to be able to understand how to follow URL links to pages on the internet. If you want to understand more about Canvas please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • You will need to be able to follow links to join our WEA live video learning platform: WEA Zoom. If you’d like to understand more about our video learning platform, Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline and http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • This course is for a group of around 15 students studying in a live video-learning platform conference and an online digital learning environment platform from the comfort of your own home.
  • • You must be able to communicate in spoken English in simple everyday situations. • You do not need any English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) qualifications.

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

  • Feel more confident using my English in everyday life
  • Communicate in everyday situations
  • Ask for and give information
  • Listen for information in a range of situations, e.g. timetables, prices
  • Improve my pronunciation

How will I be taught?

  • The WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas will be used to provide resources or to support lessons, enable assessment, provide learner feedback and for other activities for individuals away from the course. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • 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
  • • You will do lots of different activities with examples from real life situations • You will work together with other students and the tutor, as well as working on your own. • Your tutor will give you homework • The tutor will give you lots of practice to prepare for your exam.

What kind of feedback can I expect?

  • You will be able to keep a record of your progress and achievement using photos, audio, text or documents uploaded into the WEA’s digital learning platform, WEA Canvas.
  • Your tutor will provide written, text and audio feedback recorded in WEA Canvas, WEA’s digital learning platform.
  • • Your tutor will help you to set targets for your learning. • Your tutor will give you regular friendly feedback about your progress. • The tutor will give you lots of practice and support to prepare for your exam.

What else do I need to know?

  • What you need: You will need an internet connection, speakers, a microphone and a webcam so that you can use our video learning platform, Zoom. If you’d like to understand more Zoom please visit: http://bit.ly/ZoomSpec
  • Official document(s) showing your name, address, date of birth Certificates for English / English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) qualifications you have.

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, letters, and watching TV in English (maybe with subtitles).

What can I do next?

  • Progress to another WEA course
  • Progress to a course with another provider
  • Become involved with the WEA in a range of voluntary work and other activities including campaigning as a WEA member
  • Become involved as a volunteer for a WEA partner or another organisation
  • Access the WEA What Next? booklet here http://www.wea.org.uk/learn-wea/what-can-i-do-next
  • • Your tutor will talk to you about what you want to do next at the end of the course. • You may want to get a job. • Some students feel ready to take more exams in the future. You can move onto an Entry 2 Speaking and Listening course, an Entry 1 Reading course or an Entry 1Writing course.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 1 Speaking and Listening

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Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater London Combined Authority but is also open to residents of other areas.

As a registered charity, and to meet our funders’ requirements, we need to check a few things with you before you enrol. Please check the details below to ensure you meet the basic eligibility critiera:

  • 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 2020
  • 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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