ESOL for Work - Pre-Entry

Course aims

  • To carry out extensive diagnostic assessment to identify your current level of language skills and to determine your areas for development.
  • To improve your speaking and listening skills in everyday situations connected with education, training, work and social roles to support you in your employability journey and improve your chances of finding sustainable employment.
  • As your starting point is at Pre-entry level, an important aim of the course is to provide on-going assessment of your progress and a report for you and the JCP the end of the course with recommendations for further study.

Learning outcomes


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

  • understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases.
  • introduce yourself and others and ask and answer questions about personal details.
  • communicate in a simple way in familiar contexts with people who speak slowly and clearly.
  • recognise and use ordinal numbers.
  • spell your name, address and other key words about your personal details correctly.
  • write the letters of the alphabet.
  • construct a very simple sentence.

Information Technology

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

  • log on to a computer with user name and password.
  • open and close Microsoft Word documents.
  • produce a simple Microsoft Word document which includes basic personal information.


By the end of the course you should be able to

  • complete a simple form with personal details.
  • recognise and name different jobs.
  • identify where to find information about suitable jobs.

How you will learn

You will learn by:

  • taking part in pair and group work with your classmates.
  • working individually with support from the tutor and with the support of a trained volunteer tutor.
  • taking part in conversations, role plays and communication activities.
  • engaging with information technology including internet use.

You will have your own negotiated individual learning plan to record and review progress. Progress will be reviewed regularly and a report provided for you and the JCP at the end of the course.

Learner responsibilities

You will be expected to:

  • attend all the classes.
  • attend the whole class.
  • arrive at the classes on time.
  • do all the homework that is requested by the tutor.
  • attend the individual appointments required by the course.

If you cannot attend a class, you will notify the tutor in advance or contact the centre by telephone before the start of the class.

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