What is the course about?
This course is suitable if you speak a little English and can use the alphabet. 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 1 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.
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 classroom based and you will work individually, in pairs and small groups as appropriate. You will be expected to do homework regularly and will make use of our Virtual Learning Environment (e-zone). When you are ready, you will take Skills for Life exams covering reading and writing.
Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get?
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?
You will be able to follow a short text on a familiar topic, use language features to work out meaning in short text on a familiar topic, identify the purpose of short text on a familiar topic, obtain relevant information from short text on a familiar topic, recognise symbols in text, recognise words in text, recognise digits correctly and identify letters of the alphabet in upper and lower case correctly. You will learn how to construct simple complete sentences correctly for an intended audience, use full stops correctly, use capitalisation correctly, spell words correctly and record personal details on a simple form correctly.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
Your teacher will advise you on the best next course for you, but perhaps ESOL Beginners Entry Level 1 Speaking and Listening.