Course overview

Do you want to start learning English? Come and join First Steps In ESOL. You can meet other people and improve your English skills. Classes are held in a friendly and supportive venue. This course is for beginners and you will need to complete a skills check before joining. After this course, you could move onto an Entry 1 course such as Get ready for ESOL E1.

Course description

What we’ll cover

· Use numbers 1 to 20 in English

· Match lower- and upper-case letters

· Ask and answer questions in English

· Spell out your name, saying the letters correctly

· Match common everyday signs to their meanings in English

· Improve your confidence to learning

This is a preparation course at pre-entry level. It is designed to lead on to study at Entry 1. It is not an accredited course.

The aim of this programme is to help you start your ESOL classes with the prior knowledge you’ll need.

First Steps in ESOL is an English course for adults. You will develop basic English language skills. It’s aimed at complete beginners so you don’t need any prior knowledge to sign up.

Before you can enrol on this course, you’ll do a skills check. 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 move on to learning at ESOL Entry 1.

What to expect

This introductory course takes 45 hours to complete. It gives you more opportunities to learn the skills required to progress on your ESOL pathway.

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.

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 English 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 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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