Course overview

Feel confident starting your level 1 ESOL course with this ESOL preparation course. It is designed to prepare you for the ESOL level 1 speaking and listening course. Learn key verbal communication skills you’ll need for the level 1 ESOL course in speaking and listening to set yourself up for success. Get ready courses help you learn English at your own pace. They give you extra study time for each level and module so you can reach your full potential. This is a non-accredited English course for adults. If you’re helping others access level 1 ESOL courses in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course description

What we’ll cover

  • Understand how to adapt your language to your listeners, and change register when necessary

  • Be able to use a range of verb forms and expressions to explain an anecdote or describe something

  • Sharpen your conversation skills by listening to others in a discussion and reacting to what they say

  • Improve your listening skills by picking out important information from conversations or audios

  • Practise polite ways to clarify or confirm understanding.

This is a preparation course for the ESOL level 1 speaking and listening qualification. It is not an accredited course.

You need previous knowledge and skills to take this course, that’s why you’ll need to do a skills check to enrol. Don’t worry, this isn’t an exam. It’s for us to make sure you get on the right course for your level.

Our friendly team will contact you to start your skills check as part of your booking.

When you complete this introductory course, you will be ready to take the ESOL skills for life level 1 speaking and listening course.

There are “get ready” courses between each module to prepare you for the next course.

What to expect

This get ready for ESOL course takes around 40 hours to complete. It gives you more opportunities to learn the verbal communication skills required for a level 1 speaking and listening qualification.

Please note that you’ll need an internet connection to study ESOL courses online and in person. This is so you can access our digital learning platform, Canvas.

If you’d like to learn digital skills for online learning, you can also take our Canvas course for ESOL learners.

The WEA is an experienced ESOL course provider. We want you to get the most out of your studies and open doors to opportunities. Our tutors and staff will help you with any language needs you might have.

The WEA is committed to providing accessible adult education. Please let us know if you have any special requirements to be able to take ESOL courses comfortably.

Most of our courses are free for most of our learners. Please note that you need to get to the end of the enrolment process to see the discounts.

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 alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

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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