ESOL: Preparation for Life

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Course Description

Part 1: Living in the UK 2-3 October 2017 We will talk about the UK, its customs and traditions.

Part 2: My Community 9-10 October 2017 You will learn how to describe what is in your area and give directions.

Part 3: Leisure and Lifestyle 16-17 October 2017 We will discuss different lifestyles and leisure activities.

Part 4: Health 30- 31 October 2017 You will share ideas about healthy living and discuss diet & exercise.

Part 5: Education 6-7 November 2017 We will talk about education in the UK, discuss your experiences and look at different ways of learning.

Part 6: Working Lives 13-14 November 2017 You will look at jobs, discuss what's important when choosing a job and practice answering personal questions.

Part 7: Getting Together 20 - 21 November 2017 We will talk about entertainment and giving your opinion. You will make and respond to suggestions.

Part 8: Communicate with Confidence 27 - 28 November 2017 Exam practice talking about everyday situations and current issues.

Part 9: Speaking & Listening Exams 4- 5 December 2017 Exam tips & techniques to help you pass. You will take your exams on December 5th.


Course runs from 2 Oct 2017 to 5 Dec 2017


You will have the opportunity to take the English Speaking Board (ESB) Speaking & listening 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 the English Speaking Board (ESB) Speaking & Listening exam at your own level.


You will progress to the ESOL Preparation for Study course. This course takes place over 8 weeks and will focus on developing reading and writing skills. You may also want to attend other courses such as Maths, ICT or work-related courses.


This course has 9 parts and you will need to attend from Monday to Tuesday. You have to attend all 9 parts. You will be able to use our Learning Resource Centre and access our online resources from home.

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Course Application and Support Forms:

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