ESOL Entry Level 1 Speaking & Listening Courses in Brighton

Our ESOL Entry Level 1 course in Speaking & Listening at Friends Centre in Brighton is designed to give learners the knowledge and skills to  speak and understand basic information.

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:

  • speak and be understood when conveying basic information, feelings and opinions
  • respond to simple written narratives, statements, questions, instructions.

ESOL Entry Level 1 Speaking & Listening Course Outcomes

This ESOL course aims to give you the knowledge, understanding and skills to be able to communicate verbally. This includes engaging in conversations for different purposes and in different contexts such as in everyday life, in the workplace, and in your place of study. You will learn to be able to listen and respond, to speak to communicate and to engage in discussion. You will acquire key vocabulary to identify necessary detail from simple verbal communication.

This will enable you to speak clearly to communicate in a variety of contexts using key vocabulary and grammatical formats.You will be able to pronounce words clearly with appropriate stress and intonation.You will be able to convey information and relevant details, make requests to obtain information and provide a short verbal account.

ESOL learning outcome – be able to obtain information from simple verbal communication

You will learn to follow the gist of short explanations, instructions and narratives. We will teach you how to pick out key words and phrases that identify the topic of conversation, for example in the context of travel, key words may be ‘train’, ‘ticket’, ‘return’.

You will take part in listening activities to acquire vocabulary, fixed expressions, and collocations. You will do this by listening to accounts of tutor/fellow learner life stories, watching TV, listening to a radio broadcast and responding to set questions.

You will also  learn how certain expressions are used for stating opinions, for example ‘I think’. You will participate in question and answer role-play activities with fellow learners, designed to extract specific information, for example on their hobbies, interests, place of work.

ESOL learning outcome – be able to speak English to communicate

You will learn pronunciation to convey the intended meaning and will be able to select appropriate language for a given context. We will teach you to be able to use stress and intonation correctly in  verbal communications, for example intonation to denote attitude (such as politeness, friendliness, dissatisfaction) and to state facts.

You will use key vocabulary in everyday scenarios, for example buying a travel ticket, booking cinema tickets, asking for change, asking the time. You will need to listen to the pronunciation of phonemes and identify the stress on different syllables.

You will be given opportunities to practise expressing and responding to greetings, asking and answering questions and making statements of fact using different everyday contexts, for example giving personal information at the doctor’s surgery, at a place of learning/work.

ESOL learning outcome  – be able to convey information

You will need to be able to give a short verbal account on a given topic. You will practise this by giving a personal account of where you live, where you like to visit and what you like to do in your spare time.

We will teach you to convey relevant detail during simple verbal communication and know how to respond to questions appropriately using appropriate body language, eye contact, and intonation patterns. You will be given opportunities to practise these skills using different types of activities, for example responding to questions from a fellow learner about a favourite film or a recent day out where they are able to express feelings, and ask for clarification and to avoid misunderstanding.

ESOL learning outcome – be able to engage in discussion with others

You will be able to follow the main points of, and participate in, short discussion activities. You will need to practise making relevant contributions and be encouraged to express simple views, personal feelings and likes/dislikes clearly. We will teach you how to use vocabulary and grammatical forms for different contexts, for example recounting personal experiences, expressing wishes/hopes for the future.

You will learn how to recognise suitable points to interrupt and the suitable phrases to do this. We will practice activities where in a short discussion/debate on a familiar topic, such as the weather, shopping, transport, hobbies/interests, can help to consolidate your skills.

You will be given opportunities to identify features of body language and eye contact, signalling understanding. You will need to use non-verbal communication to invite contributions from others. To support skill development, activities will include observing body language of speakers during a discussion activity, for example watching other people in a job interview role play, watching a video of their own discursive performance.

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