Get Ready for ESOL Level 1 Writing

Ref: C3532080

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. In this course you will start to develop the skills you need for L1 writing. You will learn how to plan your work to help you add more detail and structure to your writing and practise writing for a number of different purposes. You will also work on sentence grammar and improving the accuracy of your writing.

Course aim

This course will help you to develop your confidence and skills in writing in English at Level 1. . It will help you get ready to move onto a City & Guilds ESOL Level 1 Writing accredited course in future

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.
  • • This course is only for ESOL students who have already been assessed as working towards Level 1 in their writing skills.

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

  • Use a plan to help me organise my writing and develop my ideas
  • Use connectives to sequence my writing and make it easier to read
  • Use formal and informal English appropriately in my writing
  • Write a formal letter using appropriate letter layout
  • Use a range of sentence structures and different verb tenses (past, present, and future) accurately in my writing

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
  • Most of your learning will take place in your class, but one or two sessions will be online using WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas, working by yourself or engaging with other students. 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 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

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.

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
  • You will need a personal email address to join the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas so that you can receive resources, record your progress and achievement and to work with others and share ideas. If you want to understand more about our digital learning platform please visit: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • Please bring the following to your first session: • Official document(s) showing the correct spelling of your name, address and date of birth. • Certificates for any English / English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) qualifications you already have.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

  • You will have access to course resources and links to wider learning through the WEA’s digital learning platform, Canvas: http://bit.ly/WEAonline
  • • It is useful if you are using English as much as possible, at work, at home or in your local area.

What can I do next?

  • 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. • After this course you can progress to an accredited course in ESOL Level 1 Writing.

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Get Ready for ESOL Level 1 Writing

Conditions

This course is funded by the West of England 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 declare that the address you provide is correct and that you will provide evidence of this and your eligibility to live and work in the UK
  • You have read and accept our standard terms and conditions
  • I declare that the address I have provided is correct and that I will provide evidence of this and my eligibility to live and work in the UK

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

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