ESOL: Preparation for Study

Entry Level iconLevel One icon

Course Description

Part 1: Reading Skills 18th -19th April 2017 (note this is a Tuesday and Wednesday) You will increase your confidence and enjoyment when reading. We will discuss and share your reading interests. You will look at and compare different kinds of texts to instruct, inform, entertain, describe and persuade.

Part 2: Writing Skills 24th - 25th April 2017 We will explore different reasons why we write. You will develop your skills with sentences and paragraphs and learn how to plan and organise your writing. You will improve your grammar and punctuation.

Part 3: Develop your Reading 2nd - 3rd May 2017 (note this is a Tuesday and Wednesday) You will explore different reading texts and understand the styles. You will be able to locate the main points in a text and learn new words.

Part 4: Develop your Writing 8th-9th May 2017 You will develop your writing skills in different forms e.g. a film review, a narrative, a formal letter. You will increase your vocabulary and learn new ways to write to different people.

Part 5: Reading and Writing Extra Part 1 15th - 16th May 2017 We will look at ways to improve your reading and writing with lots of different activities, including writing a magazine article and a report.

Part 6: Reading and Writing Extra Part 2 22nd - 23rd May 2017 More reading and writing activities. We will look at IT skills for making a simple leaflet and adding images to your work.

Part 7: Study Skills & Exam Preparation 5th - 6th June 2017 We will give you lots of tips and techniques for the reading and writing exams. You will practise timed test papers with individual feedback to improve your marks.

Part 8: Exams & Progression 12th - 13th June 2017 You will take your ESOL Reading and/or Writing exams. We will give you some individual advice and guidance about future options and progression routes.


Course runs from 18 Apr 2017 to 13 Jun 2017


You will have the opportunity to take a Reading and Writing exam at your own level

Entry Requirements

These courses are for women who already have Entry 2 ESOL skills in most areas and who want to progress to Entry 3 and Level 1.

Method of Assessment

Learning will be monitored through the use of tasks and observation. Assessment of learning will be ongoing through your Individual Learning Plan (ILP). You will have the opportunity to take a Reading and Writing exam at your own level


Other ESOL or English courses. You may want to attend other courses such as maths and ICT.


This course has 8 parts and you will need to attend all 8 parts.

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