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ESOL pre-entry

Course Title:

ESOL pre-entry

Course Number:

LEKV N90294

Venue:

Village Learning Centre

Learning Area:

Preparation for life

Level:

Entry Level 1 (Mixed)

Tutor(s):

Jessica Leek, Kate Harvey, Rajwant Rai

Start Date:

21 September 2017

End Date:

21 June 2018

Session Time(s):

Thursday between 13:00 and 15:00
Friday between 13:00 and 15:00

Total Sessions:

60

Total Hours:

120

Class Size:

10 learners.

:

NOTE: This course has already finished.

Course Information

What will I be learning?

Speaking and Listening

  • Introduce yourself
  • Spell your name
  • Ask simple questions – e.g. What’s your name? / How old are you? / Where are you from?
  • Answer simple questions – e.g. My name is … / I’m …… years old. / I am from …….
  • Say where you live (full address)
  • Learn names of objects, food, etc.
  • Describe your house
  • Ask for items
  • Ask for and give basic directions – e.g. Turn left/right, etc.
  • Follow basic instructions

 

Reading

  • Learn the alphabet
  • Learn and recognise simple words
  • Read simple notices
  • Read and understand simple sentences
  • Read names of objects, food etc.
  • Read basic instructions

 

Writing

  • Write the alphabet
  • Write your name and address
  • Write names of objects, food etc.
  • Write about yourself in simple sentences (5-6)
  • Fill in a simple form
  • Learn punctuation rules (capital letters, full stops, question marks etc.)

 

Grammar

  • Verbs: be, have, do
  • Modal: can
  • Present Simple and Continuous (basics)
  • Linking word: and, but
  • Simple questions and negatives
  • Basic adjectives

 

Does the course lead to a qualification?

No formal qualification at pre-entry. After your pre-entry course you can progress onto Entry 1 and gain a qualification (reading, writing, speaking and listening).

Entry 1: City and Guilds ESOL qualification at Entry 1 (reading, writing, speaking and listening)

 

Who is the course for?

The course is for learners meeting certain eligibility criteria who want to improve their English Language skills.

All learners must meet at least one of the eligibility criteria before they can join this course:

  • Evidence of being an EU citizen – a passport or an EU identity card
  • Evidence of a Refugee status
  • Evidence of being an Asylum Seeker living in the UK for over 6 months
  • Evidence of living in the UK for 3 years or more if not married to a British National
  • Evidence of living in the UK for 3 year or more if married to a British National
  • Evidence of living in the EU for 3 years or more if from a non EU country

 

What do I need to bring?

Pen, paper, folder and a dual language dictionary

 

Are there any additional costs?

Exam cost for fee payers - £20.60 per unit

 

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

Your tutor will keep a written record of your Individual Learning Plan (ILP) and progression throughout the course you are attending. You will also have continuous verbal feedback on your progression.

You will reflect on your own learning and record it on your Individual Learning Plan.

Your tutor will let you know when you are ready for an exam after which you can progress onto a different skill or a higher level group. Exams are offered on demand. Therefore, you will not have to wait until the end of your course to take an exam

 

Can I have help in the class?

Learner Support

If you need support to learn, for example, a communicator, large print, personal care, specific equipment, or extra time, let us know.  We will work with you to identify what you need and how we can best support you.

Learner Support Fund

If you are struggling to pay your exam fees or have a disability and need help to pay for transport to the course, we may be able to help you.   Ask the centre staff or your tutor for more information and an application form.  We have a small fund available to help learners who are experiencing genuine hardship. You are advised to apply as soon as you can.

 

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes.  To find out more, please go to www.derbylearn.net and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

 

Progression within DALS

We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes.  If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our helpline on Derby (01332) 717900 or enquiries@derbyals.org

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • the next level of ESOL

 

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:
meet enjoy learn achieve
This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!

 

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations.  These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others.  If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact Pat Ward on 01332 642308 or email pat.ward@derbyals.org  You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Venue Information

Village Learning Centre

Address:

Browning Street, Derby, DE23 8DN

Parking:

Ample Car Parking
Ample Cycle Parking

Security:

CCTV

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to Ground Floor only
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System

Refreshments:

Limited Facilities
Drinks Machine

Crèche:

Crèche Unavailable

Directions:

From the city centre, take A5250 road (Burton Rd),go along to the main crossroads with A5111 (Ring Road), turn left on A5111 Warwick Ave, take 2nd exit (straight over) at roundabout, continue and then take 1st right onto Village St and then we are on the left hand side next to Village Primary School. 01332 711371

Bus Routes:

Arriva No. 5, 5A

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Village Learning Centre

Opening Times:

Address:

Browning Street, Derby, DE23 8DN   Find Us

Telephone No:

01332 711371

Email:

enquiries@derbyals.org

By Email

Send your enrolment enquiry to enquiries@derbyals.org.

By Phone

To pay by credit/debit card or for more information about this course, please contact us on 01332 717900.

Fees

Category A Fee:

£432.00

Category B Fee:

FREE

You can also see more information on Fees & Reductions.

Note: Please bring evidence of eligibility for fee reduction to the first class.


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