What is the course about?
This course is appropriate if you can already communicate effectively and fluently in a range of everyday situations, such as taking part in a discussion and writing a letter. The course covers all the language skills, although the main focus is on improving your speaking and listening. Grammar is included as an integral part.
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 a 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 to 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 follow the gist of verbal communication on straightforward topics, obtain relevant detail from verbal communication on a straightforward topic and follow verbal instructions correctly for a given purpose. You will use clear pronunciation to convey intended meaning and use appropriate language in context according to formality. You will be able to present information using an appropriate structure for a given purpose, provide a verbal account of relevant information for a given audience and convey relevant details during verbal communication on straightforward topics. You will contribute constructively to discussion on straightforward topics, express views constructively during verbal communication on straightforward topics, plan action with others for a given task and obtain relevant information from others.
What are the progression opportunities following this course?
Your teacher will advise you on the best next course for you, but perhaps ESOL Upper Intermediate Reading and Writing.