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Category: ESOL Skills for Life


ESOL Skills for Life
Entry 1 to Level 2 Certificates

 

ESOL Courses Overview

 

ESOL courses are for people whose first language is not English

 

Our ESOL courses will help you if you want to find a job, study another College course, or go to University. You will also develop communication skills which could help you make new friends or explore new hobbies or interests. Our teachers are very experienced and are always ready to help you.

We have very high success rates on our ESOL courses, lots of our past students have moved on to other qualifications, found new jobs, or even started their own businesses.

Benefits of learning English 

   

Improve your English to:  

  • get a job  

  • understand your doctor  

  • help your children at school   

  • make life in the UK easier 

  • go onto further education

Course Outline

Entry 1 to Level 2 - Certificates

Awarding - City & Guilds

Location - Distance Learning &

Face to Face

Start Date - Dates available upon request

Duration - 6 months per certificate

ESOL Course Levels 

Entry Levels are suitable for candidates with some understanding of the English language, who can read, write and communicate with others but would like to develop their skills further. Employability is a core element of the courses and learners will develop their job searching and interview skills.

The Level 1 and 2 are designed for candidates with a good command of English who would like further practise; speaking and listening, reading and writing, as well as develop their skills further. Employability is a core element of these courses and learners develop their job searching, interview skills and they also update their CV in preparation to enter the workplace.

ESOL Level Content in Detail

ESOL Entry Level 1 Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening

The course is for students in the early stages of learning English, who already have some of the language. It is not for complete beginners. You can already understand and use familiar expressions and basic phrases. You can respond if spoken to slowly. You can write letters and numbers on a line with the correct spacing. You can read simple short texts on familiar topics and obtain information from signs and symbols.

You will learn basic practical English for everyday life and for working in the UK and you will make progress with the basic grammar of English. You will develop your skills in speaking and listening, but also in reading and writing, and you will work towards C&G Entry Level 1 exams in all 3 skills. These skills will be further improved, especially through your Individual Learning Plan and homework.

ESOL Entry Level 2 Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening

The course is for students who have achieved a basic level of English. You can already understand and produce simple language in familiar situations such as basic personal and family information, shopping, employment and education. You can read and understand signs, symbols, basic instructions, notices and short texts. You can fill in simple forms and write short notes.

You will learn basic practical English for everyday life and for working in the UK and you will make progress with the basic grammar of English. You will learn how to improve your reading, writing, speaking and listening skills whilst preparing to take exams in all 3 skills. You will also consolidate this learning through your Individual Learning Plan and homework.

ESOL Entry Level 3 Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening

The course is for learners who have a pre-intermediate/intermediate level of English. You can already understand and produce simple and more complex language in familiar situations such as basic personal and family information, shopping, employment and education. You can read and understand signs, symbols, basic instructions, notices and short texts. You can fill in simple forms and write short notes. You may already have a qualification at Entry 2.


You will learn intermediate- level practical English for everyday life and for working in the UK and you will make progress with basic & intermediate levels of English grammar. The main focus of the class will be Speaking and Listening but you will also have the chance to improve your reading and writing skills, especially through your Individual Learning Plan and homework.

ESOL L1/L2 Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening

These courses are for learners who have achieved a good level of English; you may already have a qualification at Entry 3 or Level 1. You can already understand and produce simple and more complex language in familiar as well as unfamiliar situations. You will develop your skills in speaking and listening, but also in reading and writing, and you will work towards either C&G Level 1 or Level 2 exams in 3 skills: Speaking and Listening, Reading and Writing.


You will develop formal presentation skills and learn how to make various types of formal requests. You will also develop debating skills and practise these skills by discussing important current issues and putting your ideas forward, for example, relating to the pros and cons of different scenarios. You will learn how to write informal and formal texts and you will learn how to understand different types of text and their purpose.

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