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English Functional Skills- ESOL Learners  

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Course Summary

Course Code: WEBD101  

Start Date: Various   

Start Time and Lesson Duration:  for hours

Duration:  lessons over  week(s)

Location: ACL Harlow & The Library  

Fee: Free    Help 

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This course is for learners whose first language is not English to access Functional Skills English L1/L2 qualifications for progression in employment and education. You are expected to have completed an ESOL qualification before enrolling on this course. You will improve your reading, writing and speaking and listening skills. You will also work towards a qualification. You will need to attend one 2:30 hr sessions a week in a centre.

You will need to complete an assessment and attend a virtual pre-course interview with a tutor before starting this course, during which you will be able to discuss all the options available to you. Click on 'How to Enrol' button on the right-hand side of this page to book your assessment.

What Will Happen At My First Lesson
At your first session you will meet your tutor and other learners, find out about the course and set personal targets to work towards.

What Qualification/level is this course?
This course offers Functional Skills English qualifications at L1/L2. You will discuss the level of qualification you will be working towards with your tutor.

Examinations Venue disclaimer
Please note, you may be required to travel to an alternative ACL Centre when taking your examination or assessment. This will be communicated to you at the earliest opportunity.

Who is the course for?
This course is for people whose first language is not English who need to gain Functional Skills English qualifications for employment or wider education purposes. It is expected that you would have already completed an ESOL qualification before enrolling on this course.

What can I expect to learn?
You will work towards achieving a Functional Skills English qualification at a level that suits your needs. You will improve your skills in the following areas: Speaking, listening and communication Take part in formal and informal discussions. Give short presentations. Reading Compare, select, read and understand texts and use them to gather information, ideas, arguments and opinions. Writing Write documents to communicate information, ideas and opinions using formats suitable for their purpose and audience. Develop skills to improve spelling, punctuation and grammar.

How will I learn?
Your tutor will use several different teaching methods to develop your skills. These will include a wide range of materials and websites, individual study, working in pairs/group activities and will include the use of video/audio.

How will I know how well I am doing?
You will receive regular verbal and written feedback from your tutor. You will also complete a personal progress record each week to help your tutor support you with achieving your learning goals.

Will I have to do any work at home ?
You will be expected to complete work at home independently as directed by the tutor.

What will I need to provide?
Pens and pencils Paper - A4 lined is best. Folder for your notes

Are there any other costs?

What can I do next?
You can progress on to other courses. Your tutor will advise as to which is the most suitable. The National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work. The service offers confidential and impartial advice and is supported by qualified Careers Advisers. To make an appointment please call 0800 100 900 (calls are free from landlines and most mobile numbers) or visit their website

Further Information
For all enquiries regarding this course please contact 0345 603 7635.



ACL Harlow & The Library  
The High  
Cross Street
Essex CM20 1HA

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