Course overview

Start your English language learning journey with this starter course! This course will support you with getting into the classroom and starting to develop your language and learning skills. It will help you to develop basic speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in English at a level that’s right for you. You will also explore a wider range of communication, including conversation practice, digital learning tools and study skills. It will give you the confidence to become more independent and engage in your community. You can move on afterwards to an accredited English course leading to formal qualifications.

Course description

In this friendly and informal class, you will improve your English speaking, listening, reading, writing, study and online communication skills. It is aimed at those who already have some basic spoken English. Please note that it is not aimed at complete beginners. You will practise English speaking for everyday situations like health, travel, work, education and shopping. It will improve your confidence to tackle situations by yourself and help you to become more independent. You will learn some of the words and phrases often needed in everyday life. You will also practise writing in English so that you can fill in forms and give your own personal information accurately. It will also get you started with some basic digital skills for communicating online. The tutor will help you to access learning activities in class and online and you will be able to work with others to practise your conversation skills.

Before we offer you a place on the course, we’ll arrange a 1:1 appointment so that we can meet you and find out your current level of English so that we know whether the course is right for you.

After this course, you can go on to study English reading, writing, speaking & listening in a class that’s the right level for you. You can study for formal qualifications in English. You can also move on to a digital skills or a maths course.

What financial support is available?

Entry Level ESOL: Getting Ready for ESOL Entry 1

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