Entry 3 ESOL Reading Skills


Saneeha Noor

Start date:

January 8, 2024

End date:

March 21, 2024


Tuesdays & Thursdays


09:30am - 12:30pm


10 weeks

What is the course about? 


This course will give you confidence using English for work, study and socialising.  

You will practise your reading so that you can read a simple news story, read and respond to a range of texts; take course notes for your own use. 


You will take the Ascentis Entry 3 ESOL Reading exam at the end of your course if you are ready. 


Is a pre-enrolment interview or assessment required for this course? 


Yes, you will need to do a pre-course assessment to establish your level of English before enrolling onto the course (unless you completed the Westway Trust Ascentis ESOL Award in Speaking & Listening: Entry 3 course). 

What level is the course and do I require particular skills, experience or prior qualifications? 


This course is ideal for you if you can ask and answer questions on personal information, routines, likes and dislikes, use present simple and past simple, and write short paragraphs. 

A high level of commitment is essential 

What topics does the course cover? 

You will practise reading in order to prepare for the exam.  

You will focus on: 

  • prepared readings and presentations and improvised conversations 
  • developing your vocabulary 
  • reading for details and for understanding the gist of stories, descriptions, messages, signs, notices, letter and emails. 
  • understanding everyday conversations and short recordings 
  • Learn to read a text and extract specific information 


How will I be taught and assessed? Will there be any work outside the class? 

You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment with an emphasis on your discovering how to do and complete tasks, with guidance from the tutor.  

You will work on your own and with other students on different tasks so you are always practising important in-demand life and work skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, prioritising, negotiating, collaborating and independence. You will learn in a step by step manner so you can complete challenging tasks in enjoyable and relaxing ways. Your tutor will also work with you individually so you know how to improve and how to work in a way that improves your learning. You will need to do work outside the classroom and complete homework as required. 


Are there any other costs or equipment I need to get? 

You will need a pen, some lined A4 paper and a file to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and worksheets and let you know if there are any other resources that you might need to get. 

What will I achieve?  

By the end of the course you should be able to: 

  • improve your reading skills and become more efficient in your workplace and in everyday life 
  • find details and understand the general meaning of stories, descriptions, messages, signs, notices, letter and emails  
  • pass the Ascentis English ESOL Entry 3 reading exam 

When I finish, what should I be able to do next? 

There are few courses you can do after this course. These include:  

  • Entry 3 ESOL Writing Skills  
  • Develop your writing and languages skills (ESOL Level 1) 
  • Becoming confident with digital skills on your computer and online 


Register your interest

Any questions? Email us at learning@westway.org or call 020 8962 5741