English - Entry 1  

Course aims

  • Begin to read in real life situations
  • Spell some everyday words correctly
  • Write short, simple things like notes or cards or emails
  • Say what you want clearly and ask questions
  • Set goals to help you develop English skills you need in everyday life and work

Course length

Courses are usually 2 sessions a week. Courses start in September and finish in July. 

Who is this course for?

Adults (19+) who want to use beginning reading and writing skills in real life situations. You should already speak English clearly.

Will I gain any qualification?

No. You will have an Individual Learning Plan which sets targets that are personal to you.  Targets will be added  throughout the course to develop your English skills and support your journey to achieve long term goals. Your tutor will give you regular feedback on what you are doing well and what you need to do to improve.

Do I need any prior knowledge, skills or qualifications?

Beginning reading and writing skills. You will need to be able to read and write some words. You may have already done a different Entry 1 course before.

Please note, continuing on the course past week 5 is dependent upon passing an assessment. This assessment is designed to check you have been placed on a course at the right level.

Content

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Read and understand everyday words, signs and symbols
  • Understand short everyday texts and follow instructions
  • Respond to what someone else says
  • Talk to someone else clearly
  • Ask someone else questions to get information
  • Give information to someone else
  • Write sentences to give information, e.g a note or card or email
  • Use full stops correctly
  • Spell words important to you, like your address and family names

What could this course lead to?

  • English – Entry 2
  • Another sort of class with us or at a college

How will I learn?

Through:

  • You will have an Individual Learning Plan which sets targets that are personal to you.  Targets will be added  throughout the course to develop your English skills and support your journey to achieve long term goals.
  • The teacher showing you things
  • Talking with other learners
  • Doing tasks with other learners
  • Using computers
  • Online course to support your learning

What we require of you as a learner?

Paper, pen and ring binder. You will also need to be prepared to do some individual work at home between classes. To ensure you make good progress, we expect students to attend every session and arrive on time.  

You will be invited to a 1:1 progress review with your tutor at least once every half term.  This will take place either half an hour before or after your normal class time.

If you are unable to attend a session, you will be required to email your tutor with the reason for non-attendance and you will be set work to complete at home.

Useful website(s)

www.learnbaes.ac.uk

www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/english

https://learnenglish.britishcouncil.org/

Contact details

BAES Information Line 0121 303 4318

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