This course is for complete beginners with little or no knowledge of English. You have a few words but communicate mainly with gestures or a translator. You find it difficult to recognise the English alphabet, write independently or sound out unfamiliar words when reading.
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. Speaking, listening, reading and writing are all included, with special emphasis on speaking and listening.
Who is the tutor?
About the Tutor: Juliet Hodson
Juliet is an EFL/ESOL tutor who has worked in English as a foreign language & Adult Education for 17 years. With a wealth of experience in delivering to groups of all levels and nationalities, she provides in-depth learning and self-study for all learners, providing information and guidance on such topics as initial assessment, examinations and extra support.
How will I be taught?
This is an online course and you will learn and develop your skills in a friendly online environment. You will work on a variety of activities as a class and in small groups. Homework will be an essential part of the course.
An Individual Learning Plan of work (ILP) is developed between you and the tutor.
What do I need to have with me?
This is an online course taught on a virtual platform such as Zoom or MS Teams. You will need a quiet space to study, access to good internet connection, and a computer with camera and audio. Please also have a bilingual dictionary (this could be online), notebook, pens, pencils to hand. You may be required to keep a folder of your work. You can discuss this with your tutor.
What can I do next?
You can progress onto the next level ESOL course. For further information, you can email us at: LearnESOL@kent.gov.uk
What do I need to join the course
ESOL courses are available for European Union citizens and 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 Plus 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 online interview at LearnESOL@kent.gov.uk
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.
Joining your course
If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 22 22* and quote the Course Code ONL/111535/K/FF.
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