ESOL - Level 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?

No qualifications are needed. 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:

  • Give presentations on various topics to give information and ideas in a logical sequence while using appropriate grammar (past, present, future, and active passive).
  • Discuss social issues, offer advice and suggestions using formal and informal language.
  • Make requests and ask questions to obtain information in familiar and unfamiliar situations.
  • Listen to various audios and get information from them.
  • Read different types of texts such as stories, news articles, adverts, posters, brochures and get information from them.
  • Learn about different festivals and days of celebration in the UK.
  • Plan, write and proofread formal and informal letters and emails.
  • Write descriptive texts to offer suggestions and advice using accurate grammar, spellings and punctuation.

How will I learn?

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

Will I gain any qualification?

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

What could this course lead to?

This course could lead to a possible Functional Skills English course with us, or another provider, and help you to find a job.

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