ESOL (English For Speakers of Other Languages) Level 1

ESOL (English For Speakers of Other Languages) Level 1

Duration: 5 or 6 weeks dependent upon level
Start Date: Various
Day and time: Various
Enrolment information: For information on how to apply, please call The Endeavour Centre on 01482 615 349


An ESOL course will help learners 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 eg letters and emails
  • Gain a qualification
  • Develop employment skills
  • Be better equipped to integrate into life here in Britain
  • Help your children with school work
  • 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 The Endeavour Centre on 01482 615 349

Course units

Edexcel Functional Skills English

Level 1 Speaking, Listening and Communicating

• Identify relevant information and lines of argument in explanations or
• 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

• 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
• Read and understand a range of specialist words in context
• Use knowledge of punctuation to aid understanding of straightforward texts

Level 1 Writing
• 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, including
• Communicate information, ideas and opinions clearly, coherently and
• 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

Accreditation statement

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

Where it can lead

This can lead to

  • Functional Skills Level 2
  • Functional skills Maths
  • Functional Skills ICT
  • Employment
  • Integration into society

Please ask your tutor for further information.

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