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ESOL Entry 1
What you will learn
if you want to learn about life in the UK
if you want to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening in English to help you in your everyday life and work
In this course, you will develop speaking and listening, reading and writing skills. Each term includes all four skills but focuses on a specific skill for the exam taken in that term. When you pass each skill you will receive a certificate for that particular skill.
To achieve the full ESOL Entry Level 1 qualification, you must pass Speaking and Listening Entry Level 1, Reading Entry Level 1 and Writing Entry Level 1.
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Recognise uppercase and lowercase letters.
- Read and understand words on forms related to basic personal information.
- Find information in texts.
- Identify meaning and purpose in text.
Class format and activities
These are in-centre classroom based lessons. Some lessons may be delivered online. Any online classes will take place either on MSTeams or Google Meet. You will work in pairs, small groups or individually. You will also have a one-to-one discussion with your tutor to talk about your progress. You will experience a wide and varied range of activities such as listening to audios, role play, reading aloud, writing activities, quizzes, word searches and other games. You will also use YouTube, an interactive whiteboard and computers to help you learn. Everything that you learn will help you in your daily life and work. You will have an individual learning plan with targets that are personal to you. Assessment methods: At the end of each term, you may take City & Guilds exams for the skill you are studying. If you pass your exams, you will receive a certificate from City and Guilds.
You will take an initial assessment which will determine your current level of English.
What you need to know before you enrol
Term 1 – Speaking and Listening Term 2 – Reading Term 3 – Writing What each term requires: attending 2 classes of 2.5 hours per week completion of homework a minimum of 90% attendance per term
What you need
A pen, paper and a file to keep your work in and an internet connection, computer, tablet or smart phone to access any online classes.
What you can do next
After completion of this course there are several courses you could progress onto. Your tutor will advise you on your next step.