ESOL Literacy Speaking & Listening – Beginners
This course is suitable if you speak a little English and can use the alphabet. The main focus of this course is on improving your listening and speaking skills. You will be able to obtain information from simple verbal communication, be able to speak English to communicate, be able to convey information and be able to engage in discussion with others.
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 is a beginner’s course. Before you can enrol, you will need to have an interview with one of our initial assessors to make sure the course is suitable for you.
What topics does the course cover?
Each class will focus on a certain topic such as life in the UK, daily routine, healthy living, jobs, shopping, transport and different cultures. We will focus on: asking and answering basic questions in present simple, present continuous (and common past simple forms) about simple everyday topics and personal information talking and writing 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.
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 or small groups, and sometimes 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. 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: 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
When I finish, what should I be able to do next?
There are few courses you can do after this course. These include:
• ESOL Beginners – writing
• ESOL Beginners – reading ESOL Entry 1 – writing