Lewisham Council - Adult education course details


English for Speakers of Other Languages - Entry Level 1 Reading (ESOL02)

On this course you will learn to read simple texts, find information and you will take the E1 reading exam. You will learn to recognise and understand common signs and symbols; to read a simple table; to read simple texts and find information; to spell common and personal words correctly; to use simple punctuation. This course is for adults who know the Roman alphabet, some English words and can spell. By completing this course you will be able to read simple everyday texts. The reading exam will take place week commencing 03/12/18.
Various main centres
Week commencing 17 September 2018

Week ending 03 December 2018

Number of weeks

Day of the week:
Various days including evenings

£225.00 (full), £0.00 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)
What prior knowledge, experience and qualifications will I need?
Need to be literate in the Roman alphabet. Small English vocabulary. Ability to learn to spell new words.
Learning Goals:
To recognize and understand common signs and symbols. To get information from texts about familiar topics or experiences. To recognize different types of texts. To know the language to describe purpose of text at this level.
What teaching methods will the tutor use?
Learners will work all together, in small groups or individually. The teaching methods will include: tutor presentations, listening to audio materials and watching videos, speaking practice in groups, word-drilling, role-play, individual pronunciation practice, reading and comprehension exercises, language games, puzzles, group written work, individual worksheets, free writing and tutorials.
What assessment methods will the tutor use?
Initial assessment with interview, diagnostic assessment on joining course and tutorial to negotiate learning objectives, formative assessment with at least one tutorial per term and progression interview at end of course. At the end of the course, learners will take an exam externally assessed by the OFQUAL recognised ESB awarding body.
Will extra work be required outside the class times?
You will need to take every opportunity to develop your language skills in every day contexts. Half an hour's independent study is required after each session. You will need to keep an organised course folder. You will be encouraged to borrow simple reading books from the library and use the internet to write emails for exam practice. You will be expected to access ALL Moodle (virtual learning environment) for support outside class time (we offer free support courses, access to WiFi and computers in our cafe' areas for this purpose).
What materials will I need for the course and how much will they cost?
What do I need to bring to the first class?
A4 ring binder and A4 writing paper, pencil, pen, rubber, bi-lingual dictionary and a mono-lingual dictionary. In the ESOL classes, adult learners work together and we promote British values of democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Options when finished
E1 speaking and listening.
Additional information
To enrol on this course, you must first book an appointment for a pre-course assessment. You will have an assessment of your language skills and an interview with one of our specialist ESOL tutors to help identify the most suitable course for you. Please allow up to 2 hours for this appointment. Please bring any ESOL certificates you have and bring proof of ID with you. We will check your eligibility and answer any further questions you may have. All enrolled learners will be expected to take an exam at the end of the course and attend regularly.

For general enquiries and course availability information call 0208 314 3300. For more detailed information and guidance about the course:


Stefania Quaresima – Curriculum Leader