Course overview

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 learner. 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.

Course description

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 around 21 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.

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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