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BEGINNER ESOL

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Intro to the course:

Our Beginner ESOL course is designed to help students with little prior knowledge of the English language develop a solid foundation in basic English communication skills. This course is ideal for individuals who are new to English or have limited exposure to the language.

 

Throughout the course, students will focus on building essential language skills, including listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis will be placed on developing vocabulary, basic grammar structures, and practicing common conversational phrases and expressions.

 

In this course, students will learn how to introduce themselves, greet others, and engage in simple everyday conversations. They will also acquire fundamental reading and writing skills, such as understanding simple texts and composing paragraphs.

 

Through interactive activities, role-plays, and group discussions, students will gain confidence in using English in various real-life situations. They will practice listening to and understanding spoken English, as well as expressing themselves orally using basic vocabulary and sentence structures.

 

By the end of the course, students will have developed a solid foundation in English communication skills, allowing them to navigate basic daily interactions and participate in simple conversations. They will be equipped with the language tools needed to continue their English language learning journey.

 

Students are expected to complete at least 6 hours/week of additional study at home.

Study mode
Part-Time Day

Start date
26/08/2024
25/11/2024
10/03/2025

Who is the course for?

Ideal for anyone wanting to learn English as a second language looking to work or study in Scotland.

What will I study?

Grammar:

  1. Present simple tense (affirmative, negative, and questions)
  2. Personal pronouns (subject pronouns and object pronouns)
  3. Possessive adjectives (e.g., my, your, his, her)
  4. Plural nouns and basic countable/uncountable nouns
  5. Prepositions of place (e.g., in, on, under)
  6. Determiners
  7. Basic verb forms (e.g., infinitive, present participle)
  8. Adjectives (basic adjectives for describing people, places, and things)
  9. Simple present continuous tense
  10. Present simple for future arrangements
  11. Basic adverbs of frequency (e.g., always, usually, sometimes)
  12. Past simple
  13. Future simple
  14. Present simple versus present continuous 

Vocabulary:

  1. Greetings and introductions
  2. Numbers and counting
  3. Days of the week, months, and telling time
  4. Family members and relationships
  5. Colours, shapes, and sizes
  6. Food and drinks
  7. Daily routines and activities
  8. Common household items
  9. Weather and seasons
  10. Basic occupations and professions
  11. Means of transportation
  12. Descriptions of people and objects (physical appearance, personality traits)
  13. Basic expressions for asking and giving directions
  14. Shopping and money
  15. Leisure activities and hobbies

Next step course options

Essential: basic knowledge of reading and writing in Roman script

At least one of the following:

  • completed SQA literacies module(s) 
  • a basic understanding of reading, writing, speaking and listening

Please note that course entry is subject to interview.

 

How will I be assessed?

This course uses continual assessment of ability in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English.  There are also end of block final assessments.

Why should I choose this course?

You’ll learn speaking, listening and writing skills needed to work and study in the UK. It is a beginner course for those with very little English. 

Where can this course lead?

We work with the local authority and Jobcentre Plus to help you progress.

What are the entry requirements?

Essential: basic knowledge of reading and writing in Roman script

At least one of the following:

  • completed SQA literacies module(s) 
  • a basic understanding of reading, writing, speaking and listening

Please note that course entry is subject to interview.

 

What are the interview arrangements?

Interview with lecturing team, and test to assess your level.

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for part time:

This course is eligible for:
- Fee waver allowed

Find out more about Part-Time Fee Grants (PFGs): https://www.saas.gov.uk/part-time

Other information:

For more information on this course and to speak to a member of our team email admissions@slc.ac.uk

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Study mode Part-Time Day Start date 26/08/2024 Duration 1 year
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