What's covered?

If you know somebody who has recently moved to the UK or needs help with their written and spoken English language skills, this is the course for them. The course offers a mix of classroom activities and is for those who are in the early stages of developing literacy skills in English.

This course focuses on building basic reading and writing skills through sight words and sounding out phonics for unfamiliar words. Learners work with a variety of resources including text that helps to develop individual skills and builds upon shared experiences and diversity. Learners begin to learn basic spelling strategies, form filling and study skills such as file organisation and time management. There is a strong communication focus with learners responding to and requesting basic information about living in Britain, health, shopping, work and leisure.

What do you need?

Come to one of our assessment sessions so we can find out which class will be the best one for you to take.

How you are assessed

Small group activities, pair and individual work within a classroom context. At the end of the course, learners take tests in listening and speaking, reading and writing.

How Long?

17 to 35 weeks. Classes are either semester or year long. There are classes during the mornings, afternoons and evenings.

What course next?

Most students progress to Beginning Esol Literacy 3. For those who make more rapid progress, the Entry Level College Certificate is a possibility.

What could this lead to?

Good English skills are important for many reasons. Our range of courses is designed to equip learners with the skills they need for both their personal and working lives.

Choose from the following options

Many students are entitled to a reduction in tuition fees on many of our courses, which can dramatically reduce the overall cost of the course. More information can be found on our course fee reductions page. Financial support, loans and instalment plans are also available to eligible students.

Contact us on 01753 793288 to check whether you might be eligible for a reduced fee.

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