ESOL - Pre-Entry

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 the course, you should be able to:

  • Give information about yourself
  • Speak clearly to be understood in conversations about a range of everyday situations such as meeting new friends, shopping etc.
  • Listen to and follow instructions
  • Read and write the alphabet
  • Spell some personal and familiar words
  • Write your name and address
  • Fill in a simple form
  • Read and understand everyday signs and symbols
  • Write simple sentences
  • Recognise the different cultural festivals celebrated in the UK

How will I learn?

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

What could this course lead to?

This course could lead to an ESOL - Entry 1 level qualification course with us, or another provider, and help you to find a job.

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