Course overview

Develop confidence to write complex texts in English. This ESOL course teaches you how to write more clearly and use grammar correctly. Learn how to improve your writing skills in English and get the most out of living in the UK. This ESOL level 1 writing course builds on skills you learnt at entry 3. Understand how to write well-structured texts and use sophisticated vocabulary. This is an English course for adults. It is aimed at speakers of other languages. ESOL courses are divided into three areas: reading, writing, and speaking & listening. If you’re helping others access ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course description

What we’ll cover

  • Learn the meaning and use of common phrasal verbs in English, and understand where to place the object

  • Recognise how to make appropriate word choices using prefixes and suffixes

  • Learn to write different types of texts using appropriate layout and structure (bullet points, heading, and paragraphs.)

  • Identify and correct any spelling, grammar, or punctuation mistakes in a text

  • Learn rules and tricks for how to improve your spelling in English

This ESOL level 1 course focuses on how to improve writing skills in English. It is for adults.

You need prior writing skills 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 writing course takes around 110 hours to complete.

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

If you’d like to learn digital skills to help you learn online, 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 take these 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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