Lewisham Council - Adult education course details


English for Speakers of Other Languages - Pre-Entry speaking & listening (ESOL01)

This two days a week course for complete beginners, will help you to recognise and say the letters of the alphabet. It will also help you to write the letters of the alphabet; to recognise and say numbers; to read, spell and write own name; to give your address clearly and to give basic personal information. You will have many opportunities to practise speaking English with other adults. By completing this course you will become more independent when speaking to others.
Various main centres
Week commencing 17 September 2018

Week ending 03 December 2018

Number of weeks

Day of the week:
Various days including evenings

£150.00 (full), £0.00 (reduced), £0.00 (concession)
What prior knowledge, experience and qualifications will I need?
This course is for complete beginners in English.There will be a pre-course assessment.
Learning Goals:
To recognise and say the letters of the alphabet. To write the letters of the alphabet. To read, spell and write own name. To give personal information in short sentences using correct word order.
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 the course and a tutorial to negotiate learning objectives, formative assessments with at least one tutorial per term and progression interview at end of course.
Will extra work be required outside the class times?
You will need to take every opportunity to develop their language skills in every day contexts. At least half an hour study is required after each session. You will need to keep a course folder. You will be encouraged to listen to the radio and watch some English language television.
What materials will I need for the course and how much will they cost?
What do I need to bring to the first class?
An A4 ring binder and paper, pencil, pen, ruler and a rubber. 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
You will be able to progress to the Pre Entry Reading course when you have achieved all your goals.
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