This course has been designed for candidates whose first language is not English but who need to develop their use of English in personal and social contexts. It will help to develop the skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing English for personal and social purposes.
Candidates will be able to understand: short, spoken and written texts; write short texts and talk to others on topics of immediate personal and general interest. This course can take up to 36 hours of learning which will depend on the candidate's current level of skill.
Candidates undertaking this course should have some previous knowledge of English at a basic level and will be familiar with the Roman script. If you are unsure of your level, please call your nearest college learning centre to find out more and we can arrange for you to discuss the course with the tutor.
There are three different units to choose from, these are:
It is recommended that you start with Everyday Communication (Unit 1) as this will develop speech, reading and writing on a wide range of topics before focusing on the more complex and specific vocabulary of the other units. After completion, you can progress to the same unit at a higher level, or to a different unit at the same level to extend your skills.
By the end of the course you will have correctly completed a series of short practical assessments, covering the course content as listed above.
Please contact your local college centre for the various start dates and locations.
Call your nearest college centre for up to date information.
You may be able to apply for funding to pay for this course using an Individual Learning Account (ILA) from Skills Development Scotland. Visit www.ilascotland.org.uk or call them direct on 0808 100 1090 to find out more or to request an application pack. Please apply as soon as possible to ensure your funding is through in time to start the course.
Or you can contact your local college centre to find out if any other funding may be available to you.
Other relevant ESOL units at various levels.
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