What is the course about?
This course is suitable if you are already able to use English structures with a degree of accuracy and fluency. You will learn language skills through topics, grammar practice and vocabulary development. The focus of this course is on improving your reading and writing skills.
Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course?
Yes, please contact our customer services before enrolling.
What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications?
This is an entry level 3 course. Before you can enrol, you will need to have an interview with one of our initial assessors to make sure the course is suitable for you. If you already study with us, your current tutor can help you enrol.
What topics does the course cover?
Achieve a level of attainment in English which is appropriate to your needs. Use language confidently at a level to function in school or college, at work or in society in general. Engage in learning which is relevant to you and will provide opportunities to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal skills and attributes essential for successful performance in working life. Achieve a nationally recognised qualification.
How will I be taught and assessed?
The course is mainly online. You will be expected to do homework regularly and will make use of our Virtual Learning Environment (Teams). When you are ready, you will take Skills for Life exams in speaking and listening.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
You will need access to a computer and some IT skills. Pens, pencils and writing paper. A folder to keep all your course materials. An English dictionary - your teacher can give advice and suggestions.
By the end of the course what should I be able to do?
This course will help you to Identify the main points of short straightforward text, identify main events in short straightforward text, use language features to identify meaning in short straightforward text and identify the meaning of words and phrases in short straightforward text. You will identify the purpose of short straightforward text and obtain information from short straightforward text. You will be able to use first and second placed letters to order words. You will be able to plan text for the intended audience. You will produce content for the intended audience, structure main points in short paragraphs, sequence text chronologically, use grammar correctly, use punctuation correctly and spell words correctly. You will complete a form with open and closed responses correctly.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
Your teacher will advise you on the best next course for you, but perhaps ESOL Intermediate Reading and Writing or Speaking and Listening.