ESOL Entry Level 3

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  English for Speakers of Other Languages

Entry Level 3

The ESOL Curriculum sets out the skills and knowledge that every adult needs to be able to speak, understand, read and write English. This course adopts a “blended, informal approach” to learning that combines online digital media with traditional classroom methods. It requires the physical presence of both facilitator and student. After we receive your expression of interest, we will cascade this request to a Regional Union Learning Representative, who will try arrange training in your locality / workplace. Our ESOL programme follows the recognised ESOL syllabus, however we do not accredit this qualification. We recommend the progression route to Level 1 & 2 English Functional Skills, should you require formal recognition of your studies.  

This online course has been developed to support our members and activists, so they can participate fully. The ESOL Curriculum is designed to support learners, in the classroom, work, and social environments.

Community Participation: ESOL classes prepare students to be fully engaged with their communities. English learners benefit by being informed and achieving a level of inclusiveness that enhances their lives. Communities benefit from an increased level of inclusiveness for all community members.

Family Life: Families benefit when parents become proficient in English, enabling them to participate in their children's education and social lives. The family benefits when children are not required to act as interpreters for their parents, thereby preserving the family structure and parental roles.

Health and Safety: English-language learners benefit from being able to read or understand safety instructions, road signs, medication instructions, workplace safety literature, and weather and safety advisories. English learners are able to speak to law enforcement and emergency medical personnel.

Self-sufficiency: Non-English speakers benefit by becoming more self-sufficient and reducing the need for translators to assist with daily or personal business. They are able to use public transportation, read street signs and directions, get a driver's license and communicate with the public to make their needs known.

Education and Employment: ESOL students benefit by being able to take advantage of educational and training opportunities, which lead to employment, promotions or higher salaries, all of which benefit families by improving their opportunities and access to benefits such as health care.

Civic Pride and Citizenship: ESOL classes benefit participants and communities by enhancing participants' civic pride. They may become full members of their communities and prepare to enjoy the responsibilities and benefits of citizenship.

Social Inclusion: Additional benefits from ESOL classes include being able to undertake further studies and participate in social activities. Immersion in the community and the ability to connect with others is made easier when you are able to communicate in, and be fully understood, in English.

Community Benefits: The community benefits from ESOL classes by alleviating the cost of support services and special accommodations for individuals and families with limited English proficiency. Increased opportunities for education, employment and financial stability allow families to functions with fewer supports.

Benefits for the Business:

Training can improve business performance, profit and staff morale. Advantages to your business include:

  • You choose what new skills your workforce gains, targeting skills to meet the needs of your operation for now and in the future.
  • Training your staff can result in better customer service, better work safety practices and productivity improvements.
  • You demonstrate to your workforce that you value them enough to invest in them, improving loyalty and staff retention. In turn, retention is a saving to you.
Benefits for the employees

Training has many benefits for your staff:

  • They acquire new skills, increasing their contribution to the business and building their self-esteem.
  • The training they do can take them into other positions within the organisation – positions with better prospects and/or better pay.
  • They’re upskilled to do new and different tasks, which keeps them motivated and fresh
  • Because they’re being trained on your time, they see that you value them enough to invest in them. A good company is seen as one that retrains rather than churns.
  • ESOL classes help people who do not speak English as their first language to improve their communication skills.
  • ESOL classes help people who do not speak English as their first language to find work.
  • ESOL classes help students cope with native speakers.
  • ESOL classes teach about the opportunities, rights and responsibilities of living in the U.K.
  • ESOL classes provide an environment to teach about multiculturalism.
  • ESOL classes contribute to the alleviation of poverty.
  • ESOL classes contribute to the growth of the economy.
  • ESOL classes contribute to the alleviation of unemployment.
  • ESOL classes demonstrate human rights in action.
  • ESOL classes demonstrate support for social cohesion.
Course Content

Here are the modules included within this qualification:

  • Module One: The Alphabet, Numbers, & Everyday Objects.
  • Module Two: Days of the Week, Months, Seasons, Time and Birthdays.
  • Module Three: Filling in Forms and Locators in Time / Place (Prepositions).
  • Module Four: Punctuation, Colours, Rooms in the House, Living Room Items, Kitchen Items

 

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Through accessing online learning resources & paper-based online assessments

 

Do I have to meet with my tutor or support advisor?

This course adopts a “blended, informal approach” to learning that combines online digital media with traditional classroom methods. It requires the physical presence of both facilitator and student. After we receive your expression of interest, we will cascade this request to a Regional Union Learning Representative, who will try arrange training in your locality / workplace

Is there a time limit or any deadlines?

Your course facilitator will assist you and your learning peers, to define a pattern of learning which best supports your needs.

Are there any exams?

No. This course does not involve any examinations and understanding and comprehension is regularly checked through participation in group orientated activities.

Do I need any computer skills?

The course resources are available for you to use both; during your designated sessions, and to use as revision resources in your own time. You only need very basic skills to access this content. Your course facilitator will help you with all aspects regarding getting started online.

Do I need a computer for this course?

No. We will provide all IT required for the classroom lead sessions. However, you can use our own computer or tablet, to access resources in between classroom / tutor guided sessions.

How can I progress after I complete the course?

Once you complete this course with us, your opportunities are endless. Not only will your employment opportunities improve, but by improving your ability to read, write, and speak in English, you could also progress onto other areas of study.

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