ESOL Pre-Entry 1

Our ESOL classes are for you if English is not your first language.
This class is for complete beginners who have no English skills. The lessons are friendly and you will learn how to speak, read and write simple English to take part in simple conversations in social situations. You will begin to read and write simple texts and personal information.

Course Content

The course will help you to speak and understand simple English and to communicate your needs, ideas and opinions in topics such as jobs, family, life, food, transport, entertainment, health etc.

By the end of the course you will be able to use English to do things like:

Greet others and introduce yourself
Give information about yourself
Read a timetable
Read a short story
Write a shopping list
Write appointments in a diary

Every lesson you will learn new grammar, vocabulary and practise spelling words in English. You will work from reading texts and images to help you learn new words and to help you discuss your ideas. Audio materials will be used to help you understand English by listening to different voices.

During the lesson you will be able to practise speaking and improve your pronunciation by following the teacher's model and by talking in pairs and doing role-plays with other students. You will also practise reading and writing, from simple sentences to longer texts like letters, postcards and notes.

Entry Requirements

Before you start this course you need to come to an interview and talk to a tutor to help you choose the right level of course. You can bring a friend or supporter along to help you with this.

First Class Requirements

Please bring a folder to keep your work in, a black or blue pen, and a lined notepad of paper.

Attendance Requirements

You are expected to come to every class. You must arrive on time.

Assessment Methods

There is no exam for this course. If you complete the course you will be Awarded a College Certificate of Achievement in Pre-Entry Level ESOL.

Further Study Options

After this course you can continue to study on our ESOL Reading, Writing or Speaking & Listening courses at Entry Level. You can progress through the ESOL levels up to Level 2.
When you have finished your ESOL course you may want to progress into the wider programme offer at RACC including Cambridge Certificate courses, GCSE English courses and our range of vocational and leisure courses.

Additional Information

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.