The course is for students in the early stages of learning English, who already have a small knowledge 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. 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.
This course will be delivered on a virtual learning platform from September and may continue to be delivered virtually for the duration of the course. Your tutor will keep you informed of any possible changes with plenty of notice.
There is limited parking on site, but there is a public car park nearby and on-street parking.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Julia Stainton-James
How will I be taught?
You will work on a variety of activities as a class and in small groups or pairs. This allows the tutor to attend to individual needs as well as to direct the learning of the group as a whole. Homework will be an essential part of the course.
An individual learning plan of work (ILP) is developed between you and the tutor. You will have tutorials with your tutor when you will be able to discuss your progress.
Additionally, your work will be regularly marked by your tutor who will give you oral/written feedback.
What do I need to bring with me?
Dictionary, ring binder for handouts and homework, paper and pen.
What can I do next?
Learners can progress to ESOL Entry 2 or Entry 3. For further information, you can email us at: learnEnglish@kent.gov.uk
What do I need to join the course
ESOL courses are available for those who have lived in the UK for at least three years. Other students are also welcome upon payment of an overseas fee. However, acceptance on a Skills ESOL course does not constitute an immigration sponsorship and no Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) certificate will be issued.
Before enrolling on an ESOL course you will need to complete an initial assessment. Please book an interview at your local centre.
We make every effort to keep our prices as low as possible and therefore regret that we cannot return payments to students who withdraw from a course. When you enrol, please understand that you are agreeing to pay the total price for the whole course, including all outstanding balances should you withdraw.
Getting to your course
If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code FOL/108248/K/FF.
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