First Steps in ESOL 1

Ref: C3844831

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 ESOL class we will talk about our everyday lives (for example, shopping, health, where you live). You will start to learn about the alphabet and numbers. You will practise asking for and giving basic personal information about yourself. You will learn new words and start to develop your reading and skills.

Additional information about this course

This course is open to residents of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority

Course aim

This ESOL course is for beginners. It will help you to develop basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skill in English.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for people with little spoken English

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

  • Read, write and say the numbers 1 -10
  • Read, write and spell aloud my name in English
  • Ask for and answer simple questions about basic personal information
  • Sight read signs, symbols, words on forms and personal key words

How will I be taught?

  • 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?

  • 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?

  • 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

What can I do next?

  • You can progress to a First Steps in ESOL 2 course.

Download full course information sheet

First Steps in ESOL 1

Enrolment Conditions

This course is funded by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority. You must be a resident of Greater Manchester in order to attend this course. Click here to learn more about government funding changes. If you don't know whether you are a resident of Greater Manchester, you can check your postcode here:

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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