What is the course about?
If you speak little or no English, this course is for you. You will also learn how to use a computer and basic literacy.
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 in speaking and listening.
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?
By the end of the course you will be better able to follow the gist of simple verbal communication, obtain necessary information from simple verbal communication for a given task and follow single step verbal instructions correctly for a given task. You will use pronunciation to convey intended meaning and use simple language appropriate for context when speaking. You will learn to provide a short verbal account for a given task and convey relevant detail during a simple verbal communication. You will make relevant contributions to discussion, express simple views clearly during verbal communication and make effective verbal requests to obtain information.
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 Reading and Writing.