English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 3 Reading

Ref: C3844950

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 a wide range of real life examples to practise different reading techniques, including descriptions, instructions, explanations and stories. This will help you to improve your dictionary skills and broaden your vocabulary. We will look at the layout and different features of longer texts, and how these can help us to understand the purpose of the text and find information in it

Course aim

This course will help you to develop your reading skills. It leads to a City & Guilds ESOL Entry 3 Reading 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 read and follow written instructions, identify the main points of a text and use a dictionary confidently.

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

  • Identify the purpose and main points in a range of texts, e.g. a description or instructions.
  • Use skim-reading techniques to decide if a text is interesting/useful.
  • Identify and use features of different types of texts to help find information.
  • Read a text to find specific / detailed information.
  • Use 1st and 2nd place letters to organise a list of words alphabetically, and find words in a dictionary.

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 will do lots of different activities with examples from real life situations • 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 help you to set targets for your learning. • Your tutor will give you regular friendly feedback about your progress. • There is an exam at the end of the course.

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

  • 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 in everyday situations.

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
  • • 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. • You can move onto a Level 1 Reading course, an Entry 3 Speaking and Listening course or an Entry 3 Writing course.

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English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Entry 3 Reading

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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

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