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ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages): Entry Level at Regent College

Course description

• The course offers you the opportunity to improve your reading, writing and verbal communication skills. You will look at lots of different types of texts, for example newspapers, timetables and leaflets.
• The course is designed to develop your ability to understand and use effective English in your everyday life and to support the development of your English skills to benefit your other subjects.
• You will be given a short assessment at the start of the course to determine your level and to ensure that you have the opportunity to work with people at the same level as you.

Course content

Teaching styles
A combination of individual work, group work, class discussions, ICT sessions and individual research sessions.
You are encouraged to work together to solve problems.

Key features
Functional Skills will allow you to use literacy skills practically. This includes employment, leisure, understanding British culture and reading for pleasure. (Students take part in a Six Book challenge)

You will be encouraged to develop your confidence and problem solving skills whilst working together with other students.

Subject combinations
Functional skills entry and level one students will also undertake maths and ICT qualifications. Level two Functional Skills can be taken alongside your vocational courses.

Resources and facilities
Resources include using ICT facilities, and library (LRC) sessions and outside speakers.
Weekly reading sessions, workshops, Learning Support and individual help from tutors are all offered.

Entry requirements

Your level will be determined by an interview and a written test.


Assessment is by formal exams; reading, writing, speaking and listening (group discussions & presentations).

You will be given ample opportunity to practise for the formal exams as well as the chance to complete a range of work to further develop your skills.

Financial information

Free to all home students.

Future opportunities

Progression is student-led. It is possible to pass more than one level in a year. Students may go on to study GCSE English.

Further information

To find out more about this qualification, please contact Regent College, ask your Connexions Personal Adviser or your school/college Careers Staff.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 11 September 2018

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