Course overview

Develop foundational reading skills with this non-accredited entry 1 English course for beginners. This English course is for speakers of other languages. It will help you learn basic English to study, work, and live in the UK. This ESOL reading course helps people who are just starting to learn English. It will help you gain confidence reading short texts and common words in English. There are also writing and speaking & listening courses at this level. If you’re helping others access ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place. What we’ll cover: - Learn to identify common English words in everyday situations. - Understand signs, symbols and texts you will come across. - Read information about timetables, prices, and schedules. - Understand the purpose of different texts, including adverts, posters, and news articles. - Understand how punctuation is used to help you read more easily.

Course description

This is an entry 1 English course for adults. You will work on basic reading skills. It’s aimed at complete beginners so you don’t need any prior knowledge to sign up.

When you complete this module, you can continue with other entry 1 ESOL courses. Once you finish the reading, writing, and speaking & listening courses, you can progress to entry 2 level.

There are also “Get Ready” courses between each module to prepare you for the next course.

What to expect

This ESOL reading course takes around 20 hours to complete.

Please note that you’ll need an internet connection to study this English course for beginners. This is so you can access our digital learning platform, Canvas.

If you’d like to learn digital skills for online learning, you can 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 do this ESOL course.

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.

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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