Course overview

Do you want to start learning English? If English is not your first language and you want to learn at a beginner level, this course will get you started with some words and phrases needed to communicate with other people in everyday situations. It will also give you confidence with some basic communication skills. This pre-entry level ESOL course will help you to communicate basic ideas in English. You will practice reading, writing, speaking and listening, with a focus on conversation skills. You will also learn new vocabulary, improve your pronunciation, and start to learn about basic English grammar. You will work with other learners at a similar level and will be expected to take part in pair and group activities in the classroom. There is fee attached to the course but it is free if you are in receipt of benefits. You will need to show proof of benefits .

Course description

On this course you will develop basic English language skills.

In this friendly and informal class, you will improve your English speaking skills. It is aimed at beginners or those with very little English. You will practise English speaking for everyday situations like health, travel, work and shopping.

It will improve your confidence and help you to become more independent. 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.

After you have completed this course, you can move on to an ESOL course to work towards qualifications in English reading, writing, speaking & listening. You can also move on to a beginners’ digital skills course.

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. We use Canvas for homework, and also for tasks and activities in the classroom.

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