ESOL - Entry 1

Who is this course for?

Adults (19+) who speak another language and want to improve their English to live and work in the UK. The course is free for learners on certain eligible, income-based benefits such as Universal Credit, JSA, ESA.

Course aims

  • To learn about life in the UK.
  • To improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening in English to help you in your everyday life and work.
  • To improve your IT skills for basic communication and learning

What qualifications do I need?

None, you will be assessed and placed into a class suitable for your level.

What will I learn?

At the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Develop your vocabulary on a range of everyday topics.
  • Take part in role-play based on familiar situations such as meeting new people, going to the doctor’s, shopping for clothes, etc.
  • Make requests and ask questions to get information.
  • Read and understand information from different kinds of texts such as stories, brochures, emails, forms, signs and symbols etc.
  • Spell words important to you, like your address and the names of people in your family.
  • Complete basic forms.
  • Write the letters of the alphabet using upper and lower case.
  • Write simple sentences with the correct punctuation.
  • Recognise the different cultures in the UK and the festivals that are celebrated.

How will I learn?

  • Attend for 1, 2 or 3 sessions per week depending on your course.
  • Work in groups, pairs or individually.
  • Learn online and in the classroom.
  • Paper-based and online activities will be set as homework to complete on your own from home.
  • You will have an individual learning plan with targets that are personal to you.
  • 1:1 talks with your teacher to talk about your progress (tutorials).

Will I gain any qualifications?

You will get a chance to complete awards in Entry 1 speaking and listening, reading and writing.

What could this course lead to?

This course could lead to a higher-level course in ESOL with us, or another provider, and help you to find a job.

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