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ESOL Entry 1 - Speaking and Listening
WD0104

(Women Only)

We are proud of our diverse learner groups, and range of support to enable access for all learners regardless of ability or background. However, we also recognise that some women benefit from the supportive and close-knit environment of a women-only class, which can help to develop the skills, confidence and ambition to succeed in mainstream education, work and community settings.

If you are settling or living in the UK we have courses for learners of all abilities. These courses will help you to read, write, speak and understand English to help you in everyday life; for example to help your children, communicate with others or to improve your skills for work. If you want to improve your English to get a job we can help you. Our ESOL courses look at topics related to living and working in Britain.

Course Content

You will work on improving your speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, spelling and punctuation skills for everyday use in life and work. You will learn new vocabulary and grammar and work on improving your speaking and listening skills so that by the end of the course you are able to communicate accurately and fluently in everyday situations.

On this course you will learn how to:
Speak clearly in English so that others can understand you
Make simple requests, ask permission
Ask and understand questions and requests for personal information
Give some personal information and simple information in everyday situations
Ask for and understand simple directions and for information about your location

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

Before you start this course you need to take Step into English to help you choose the right level of Speaking & Listening course.

We have courses at all levels of the Adult ESOL Curriculum from Pre-Entry (for complete beginners) and Entry Level up to Level 2. We will help you find the correct level for you before you start your course.

First Class Requirements

Please bring a folder to keep your work in, a black or blue pen, and a lined notepad of paper.

Assessment Methods

You will take a Speaking & Listening assessment at the end of the course which will be externally accredited, or an end of term college exam based on your individual learning plan

Further Study Options

After this course you can continue to study on our ESOL Reading or Writing courses. You can progress through the ESOL levels up to Level 2.
When you have finished your ESOL course you may want to progress into the wider programme offer at RACC including Cambridge Certificate courses, GCSE English courses and our range of vocational and leisure courses.

Additional Information

For information on course fees and how to get additional help to pay for them look at our How to Pay for Your Course section.

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Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: https://my.rhacc.ac.uk. We are here to help you.