ESOL Entry Level 1 Reading Courses in Brighton

Our ESOL Entry Level 1 Reading courses at Friends Centre in Brighton is designed to give learners the knowledge and skills to read and understand short texts.

ESOL courses are for learners in Brighton who need to develop their English skills for use in everyday life and/or work. Friends Centre can help you to improve your level of basic ESOL skills for use in everyday life, education and employment and our ESOL qualifications are based on the Adult ESOL Core Curriculum and the National Standards for Adult Literacy.

Our ESOL courses will give you the opportunity to:

  • develop your English language knowledge and skills
  • achieve a nationally recognised qualification
  • develop personal growth and engagement in learning
  • develop your English skills for personal and employment-related application.

ESOL Entry Level 1 Award will give you knowledge and skills to be able to read, understand and obtain information from short texts on familiar topics, common signs and symbols.

ESOL Entry Level 1 Reading – Course Outcomes

This ESOL course will give you the skills to read and understand short texts such as public signs, public notices, maps, lists, forms, letters, emails, adverts, posters, simple appointment and greetings cards. This will help you with essential everyday tasks in the workplace and in your everyday life.

You will be able to recognise common words, signs and symbols. You will be able to recognise letters in both upper and lower case and read digits correctly.

ESOL learning outcome – be able to gain meaning from text

Through a variety of activities, you will identify the ideas/meanings in short texts, for example special offers in an advert, local activities on a leaflet. You will learn that the use of graphics in text can help to identify meaning, for example photos in advertisements, signs in a workplace, illustrations in a cookery book. You will learn that instructions usually start with the verb, e.g. press the button, keep left; the importance of word order in simple sentences in English and its effect on meaning; the use of different pronouns, for example: I, we, he, she, they, you, me; and that not all texts consist of whole sentences, for example Way In, No Smoking, Surgery Hours.

Learners will learn ESOL through a range of activities that relate to everyday life, such as a simple book, simple poems, songs, notices and common signs, simple forms, adverts and posters, maps, basic information on web pages and emails, appointment and greetings cards.

ESOL learning outcome – be able to identify the purpose of text

Through a variety of activities, you will learn to distinguish the different purposes of text. You will  read different types of short, simple texts that are appropriate to everyday life, for example simple books, poems, songs, public signs and notices, simple forms, lists, adverts, maps, simple tables, emails, appointment and greetings cards.

You will learn to identify and predict the purpose of different text types using layout, for example information, warnings, directions, prohibitions, use of capital letters, and the use of emboldened words to show emphasis. You will also learn conventional phrases used in particular contexts, for example Best Wishes, Happy Birthday, Good Luck.

ESOL learning outcome – be able to find information in text

Through a variety of activities, you will learn to find information in a range of short texts and obtain meaning from a combination of key words and symbols relevant to everyday life, for example public signs and notices, simple forms, lists, adverts, maps, simple tables, emails, appointment and greetings cards. You will be taught that some words and symbols occur in text more frequently than others, and will know the meaning of symbols used for common signs found in public places.

You will be able to read very simple tables, for example timetables, opening times on a shop door, calendars, and will know that reading a table involves looking horizontally and vertically to obtain the information.

You will learn to recognise the digits 1-9 and some higher numbers, depending on their contexts, for example if they live at flat 104, number 188 bus to a destination. You will learn how to read and understand symbols used for currency, for example £, $, €.

ESOL learning outcome – be able to recognise letters

You will learn to identify the letters of the alphabet in both upper and lower case letters. You will learn that the letters of the alphabet occur in a particular sequence and will begin to sequence them and learn alphabetical order.

Learners must have opportunities to read and understand words in different type styles or handwriting in upper and lower case. You will also learn and use the words ‘vowel’ and ‘consonant’.

 

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