This course is designed for people who are new to the language and need a basic introduction to the skills needed for everyday English. It is one year course, leading to an Edexel qualification in ESOL Skills for Life Entry 1. You will develop your Reading, Writing and Communication Skills with other beginner students at a similar level to you. On successful completion, you will be eligible to progress to Entry 2.
What can I do next?
On successful completion of Entry 1, you will be eligible to progress to the next step, Entry 2.
What will I be doing?
This course is primarily designed as an introduction to the English language. It is designed for those who have had little or no previous English lessons. We will concentrate on building the basics to enable learners to build on the skills required for everyday communication. We will be covering all of the key elements of English such as basic vocabulary, simple tenses and helping to build thier confidence in Speaking and Listening.
How will I be assessed?
All students take three separate assessments: Speaking and Listening (week commencing 25 of November) Reading (week commencing 30 of March) and the final writing assessment will take place in May (week commencing 18 of May). You will receive a separate exam certificate from Pearsons, the exam board, for each of these separate elements.
There are no formal entry requirements. You will be invited to the College for an informal interview with one of the ESOL tutors. You will also complete an initial diagnostic assessment to ensure the correct programme level for you. If your English is very low, please, feel free to bring along someone who can help and support you.
What do I need to bring?
A bilingual dictionary will be very helpful. You will be provided with a course book and a workbook for your level. You will also need pens, paper and files for your work. You will also need to put aside some time for homework between classes.
There is a £45 fee to cover the cost of books. You may be eligible for free ESOL classes according to your individual circumstances.
These fees are indicative of the 2019-20 costs and may be subject to change