Course overview

Are you thinking about taking an ESOL entry 1 speaking and listening course? If so, this course can help to prepare you to study. Get ready courses help you learn English at your own pace. This course gives you extra study time. This is an introductory English course for beginners. If you’re helping others access entry 1 ESOL classes in the UK, you’ve come to the right place.

Course description

What we’ll cover

  • Learn to give basic personal information

  • Understand how to ask for personal information

  • Learn how to ask for help

  • Express your likes, dislikes, and feelings

  • Understand and follow instructions.

This is a preparation course for the ESOL entry 1 speaking and listening qualification. 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.

Get ready for ESOL entry 1 speaking and listening is an English course for adults. You will develop basic verbal communication 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 take the ESOL entry 1 speaking and listening course.

There are “get ready” courses between each module to prepare you for the next course.

What to expect

This get ready for ESOL course takes around 40 hours to complete. It gives you more opportunities to learn the communication skills required for an entry 1 speaking and listening qualification.

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 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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