ESOL Literacy for complete beginners


Laura Khedi

Start date:

April 15, 2024

End date:

March 18, 2024


Monday / Wednesday (Group A) Tuesday / Thursday (Group B)


14:00 - 16:00 (Group A) 13:00 - 15:00 (Group B)


10 weeks



What is the course about? 


This course will give you confidence using English for work, study and socialising. You will focus on speaking and listening, reading and writing. 

You will develop your everyday conversations, asking and answering questions using different tenses. You will practise speaking fluently on common topics such as living in the UK using different tenses – present simple, present continuous, past simple, past continuous, present perfect and future forms – with a good degree of accuracy.  

You will work on your vocabulary and practise understanding everyday conversations and short recordings. Getting more confident in reading English in real life settings. 


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 

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


This course is designed to help students with little prior knowledge of the English language develop a solid foundation in basic English communication skills. This course is ideal if you are new to English or have limited exposure to the language. 

What topics does the course cover? 

You will practise speaking and listening, reading and writing. Each class will concentrate on a certain topic such as life in the UK, daily routine, healthy living, jobs, shopping, transport and different cultures.  

We will focus on: 

  • talking about simple everyday topics e.g. the home, family life, friends 
  • describing objects and pictures using simple adjectives  
  • listening for simple details in short basic recordings  
  • finding information in notices, simple adverts, forms and texts 
  • learning a lot of basic words and their correct spelling 
  • enhancing your comprehension abilities.  
  • getting more confident in reading English in real life settings. 
  • learning a lot of basic words and their correct spelling 

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

You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment.  

The tutor will help you discover rules and features of English. There will be lots of practice. There will be speaking and listening, reading and writing, with different activities and games as well as YouTube videos and other recordings.  

You will work in pairs and as a whole class. Your tutor will also work with you individually. Everything that you learn will help you in your daily life.  

You will need to do some homework every week  

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.  

You will need to have a good internet connection and have an understanding of Zoom and WhatsApp groups. 

Your tutor will 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: 

  • use your English to do everyday tasks such as shopping, travelling, talking to friends and work colleagues  
  • ask and answering basic questions in present simple  
  • describe objects and pictures using simple adjectives  
  • listen for simple details in short basic recordings  
  • use and spell correctly a lot of basic words  
  • identify the stated main idea of a short passage on a familiar topic 
  • distinguish between general ideas and specific information 
  • extract basic information from simple illustrations such as graphs and charts. 
  • determine the meaning of unfamiliar vocabulary from context 
  • increase reading fluency 

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

You could progress onto: 

• ESOL Entry 1 Speaking and Listening in the new year  


Register your interest

The course is free if you meet certain criteria.

Any questions? Email us at or call 020 8962 5741