Course overview

This course is for people who live in Coventry who are beginners in learning English. It is a face-to-face course. The course will help you to start using English every day ready to apply for work in the UK. It will also improve your confidence to speak to people in English in other everyday situations, like going to the doctor, shopping, using public transport and speaking to your child’s teachers. You will start to learn some of the words and phrases needed to feel part of your community and become more independent in your life in the UK.

Course description

If you are just starting to learn English and want to start preparing to apply for work, this course will be right for you. The course is for people who live in Coventry and are beginner level in English. It is a face-to-face course. You will start to learn some of the language needed to apply for work and also at work. You will practise your speaking and listening skills alongside reading and writing in English. We will help you to start becoming more confident to talk to people in English in your local community and also to become more independent so you don’t have to rely on others to translate everything. Some of the things we will cover in this course include:

• Reading and writing the alphabet

• Saying and writing your name

• Communicating basic needs

• Counting to 10

• Naming places in the community

After you have completed this short course, you can move on to further courses in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), maths, digital skills or other work-related skills. Some of these courses lead to formal qualifications. This course is funded by the West Midlands Combined Authority.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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