First Steps in ESOL 2

Ref: C3845545

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 learn the English alphabet and develop your knowledge of English numbers. You will practise short conversations and talk about your feelings, likes and dislikes. You will learn new words and develop your reading and skills

Additional information about this course

This course is for residents of Greater Manchester only.

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 11-20
  • Read, write and say the letters of the alphabet in upper and lower case
  • Talk about my feelings, what I like and don’t like
  • Talk about my feelings, what I like and don’t like

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?

  • All materials will be provided
  • 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

  • No pre reading or pre course work is required

What can I do next?

  • You can progress to a First Steps in ESOL 3 course

Download full course information sheet

First Steps in ESOL 2


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 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

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