Get Ready for ESOL Entry 2 Reading

Ref: C3678553

Before you can join this course, you will need to 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. This course is for students who are working towards E2 reading skills. On this course you will learn about using different tenses to communicate about everyday events in the past, present and future. You will use role plays to practise useful conversations (e.g. at the doctor’s, or in a job interview) and improve your pronunciation.

Course aim

This course will help you to improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English. It will help you get ready to move onto a City & Guilds ESOL Entry 2 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.
  • • You must be able to communicate in spoken English in simple everyday situations.

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

  • Use maps, diagrams and photographs to get information
  • Identify and use common sources of information.
  • Get information from a range of different texts (such as letters, emails, leaflets, tables)
  • Read words with common spelling patterns
  • Use your knowledge of context and letter-sound relationships to help you read words

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
  • • 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
  • 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

  • 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 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?

  • 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 move on to an ESOL E2 Skills for Life course in Reading.

Download full course information sheet

Get Ready for 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 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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