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Duration: 20 weeks
Start Date: To be confirmed
Day and time: Various
Course fees: FREE
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

ESOL (English For Speakers of Other Languages) Level 1

An ESOL course will help you to:

  • Improve speaking and listening – develop your conversation skills in English, improve your pronunciation and gain confidence in face-to-face situations
  • Use verb tenses, prepositions, modal verbs, adjectives and other grammar features correctly
  • Be confident in reading and writing – including spelling, vocabulary, writing for different purposes e.g. letters and emails
  • Gain a qualification
  • Develop employment skills
  • Be better equipped to integrate in to life here in Britain
  • Help your children with schoolwork
  • Move on to further courses and/or get work

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements.

An Initial Assessment Session will be carried out before commencement of course to ensure you are studying at the correct level.

How to apply

For information on how to apply, please call 01482 615 349 / 616 580 or email:

Course Content

Edexcel Functional Skills English

Level 1 Speaking, Listening and Communicating

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify relevant information and lines of argument in explanations or presentations
  • Make requests and ask relevant questions to obtain specific information in different contexts
  • Respond effectively to detailed questions
  • Communicate information, ideas and opinions clearly and accurately on a range of topics
  • Express opinions and arguments and support them with evidence
  • Follow and understand discussions and make contributions relevant to the situation and the subject
  • Use appropriate phrases, registers and adapt contributions to take account of audience, purpose and medium
  • Respect the turn-taking rights of others during discussions, using appropriate language for interjection

Level 1 Reading

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Identify and understand the main points, ideas and details in texts
  • Compare information, ideas and opinions in different texts
  • Identify meanings in texts and distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Recognise that language and other textual features can be varied to suit different audiences and purposes
  • Use reference materials and appropriate strategies (e.g. using knowledge of different word types) for a range of purposes, including to find the meaning of words
  • Understand organisational and structural features and use them to locate relevant information (e.g. index, menus, subheadings, paragraphs) in a range of straightforward texts
  • Infer from images meanings not explicit in the accompanying text
  • Recognise vocabulary typically associated with specific types and purposes of texts (e.g. formal, informal, instructional, descriptive, explanatory and persuasive)
  • Read and understand a range of specialist words in context
  • Use knowledge of punctuation to aid understanding of straightforward texts

Level 1 Writing

After completing this module, you will be able to:

  • Use a range of punctuation correctly (e.g. full stops, question marks, exclamation marks, commas, possessive apostrophes)
  • Use correct grammar (e.g. subject-verb agreement, consistent use of different tenses, definite and indefinite articles)
  • Spell words used most often in work, study and daily life
  • Communicate information, ideas and opinions clearly, coherently and accurately
  • Write text of an appropriate level of detail and of appropriate length (including where this is specified) to meet the needs of purpose and audience
  • Use format, structure and language appropriate for audience and purpose
  • Write consistently and accurately in complex sentences, using paragraphs where appropriate

Assessment Method

To achieve this qualification you will be required to take an exam

Where can it lead?

ESOL Functional Skills Level 2

Maths Functional Skills

ICT Functional Skills

Employment or volunteering

Integration into society

As a Hull Training and Adult Education learner you have access to our Careers Advice Service. Our advisers are on hand to guide you through options and support you to achieve your full potential.  Ask your tutor to refer you, if required.

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