Course overview

Develop confidence to interact with others in English, no matter the situation. This ESOL course teaches you skills to help you communicate verbally in English. It can support you in job interviews, social conversations, or in your studies. This ESOL level 1 speaking and listening course builds on skills you learnt at entry 3. Gain tools to help you in conversations and sharpen your listening skills. This is an English course for adults. It is aimed at speakers of other languages. ESOL classes are divided into three areas: reading, writing, and speaking & listening. If you’re helping others access ESOL courses in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course description

What we’ll cover

  • Give presentations on set topics and use an appropriate register

  • Learn to talk about possible and impossible situations with conditional tenses

  • Explore ways to ask for and give advice and suggestions in everyday situations

  • Understand how to explain your personal views confidently in English

  • Listen to speech and respond using information about the speaker or context

This is an ESOL skills for life level 1 speaking and listening course. You will continue to develop your verbal communication skills.

You need some prior knowledge to take this course, that’s why you’ll 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 you.

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

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

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

What to expect

This ESOL level 1 speaking and listening course takes around 120 hours to complete.

Please note that you’ll need an internet connection to take these ESOL classes. This is so you can learn English through our digital learning platform, Canvas.

If you’d like to learn digital skills to help you study online, 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 take ESOL courses online and we will try to help you.

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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