ESOL Pre-Entry 2

Our ESOL classes are for you if English is not your first language.
This class is for complete beginners who have no English skills. The lessons are friendly and you will learn how to speak, read and write simple English to take part in simple conversations in social situations. You will begin to read and write simple texts and personal information.

Course Content

The course will help you to speak and understand simple English and to communicate your needs, ideas and opinions in topics such as jobs, family, life, food, transport, entertainment, health etc.

By the end of the course you will be able to use English to do things like:

Greet others and introduce yourself
Give information about yourself
Read a timetable
Read a short story
Write a shopping list
Write appointments in a diary

Every lesson you will learn new grammar, vocabulary and practise spelling words in English. You will work from reading texts and images to help you learn new words and to help you discuss your ideas. Audio materials will be used to help you understand English by listening to different voices.

During the lesson you will be able to practise speaking and improve your pronunciation by following the teacher's model and by talking in pairs and doing role-plays with other students. You will also practise reading and writing, from simple sentences to longer texts like letters, postcards and notes.

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 come to an interview and talk to a tutor to help you choose the right level of course. You can bring a friend or supporter along to help you with this.

First Class Requirements

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

Attendance Requirements

You are expected to come to every class. You must arrive on time.

Assessment Methods

There is no exam for this course. If you complete the course you will be Awarded a College Certificate of Achievement in Pre-Entry Level ESOL.

Further Study Options

After this course you can continue to study on our ESOL Reading, Writing or Speaking & Listening courses at Entry Level. 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.
How much homework will I need to do outside of class?
Your teacher will set homework each week for you. It is important that you complete the homework? Students who do homework make better progress.

What will happen if I miss a class?
Please inform your teacher if you are unable to attend a class. Students are expected to attend at least 90% of their classes.
When will exams take place?
Your teacher will advise you when they are.
Do I need any special equipment?
Please bring an English/English dictionary, a pen and a folder to keep your work in.

What books do I need?
Your teacher will tell you. What software do I need?
Your teacher will show you useful websites and you can use the computers in the Learning Centres.

Is there any tutorial support?
Your teacher will meet with you individually at least once a term to help you improve areas of weakness.
If you feel you need any further support, you can speak to your tutor. Does the class include a break?
Classes include a 10-15 minute comfort break. When are the classes held? Classes are held during term time only. You can find more information about this in the Terms dates section. How big are the classes? Class sizes are a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 19 (depending on classroom size).