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English Language ESOL Level 4

Programme Aim
The aim of this programme is to enable the learner to develop the relevant knowledge, skill and competence in a broad range of personal skills which enable personal development and active citizenship, and/or to progress to employment and/or further education or training.

Target Award

QQI General Learning – 4M2010

Start Date: 03-09-2023Hours/week: 04 Hrs 00 Mins


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
Applicants should have a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 3 when accessing a Level 4 programme. Applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education although no formal qualifications are required.

Age Requirements
Please see course details for minimum age requirements

Please refer to Programme Descriptor for Programme Aims and Objectives

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work under direction with some ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
English As A Second Language English as a Second Language (4N1180) QQI
The learner will be able to:

(LS1) Listen to obtain information relating to more than one option, e.g.
using a speaking timetable to get a train arrival and departure time
and ticket prices
(LS2) Ask questions to obtain information, e.g. to check
dates/prices/other facts, face to face and by telephone
(LS3) Follow a series of spoken instructions, e.g. top up a mobile
telephone, follow directions to a familiar place
(LS4) Express opinions, facts and feelings appropriately, e.g. expressing
an opinion on a television programme within a small group, give
directions, leave a voice-mail message
(LS5) Practical formal and informal communications, e.g. an interview or
parent teacher meeting, and chatting while out with friend


(R1) Read familiar words that are commonly used and personally
relevant, e.g. read a list of items relating to a personal
(R2) Use simple rules and text conventions that support meaning, e.g.
punctuation, common abbreviations
(R3) Interpret different forms of writing and text, including social sight
signs and symbols, e.g. common formats of bills, menus, forms,
timetables, road and other signs, simple food preparation
instructions, short piece of personally relevant writing
(R4) Find key information from different forms of writing, e.g. locating
factual information in forms/bills, time and dates of appointments
(R5) Use reading strategies, e.g. clues context, sound, prediction and


(W1) Write notes and messages needed for simple tasks, e.g.
addressing an envelope, writing a cheque
(W2) Write, including drafting, at least five sentences so that they
convey meaning or information, e.g. to a friend arranging a
meeting or giving directions
(W3) Use the rules of writing appropriately, e.g. spelling familiar words
accurately, checking the spelling of less familiar words, using
capitals and full stops
(W4) Use a range of different forms of writing to suit purpose and
audience, e.g. instructions involving three steps, a short journal
entry on an event or experience


Adult Literacy, Tramore, Co Waterford


Adult Education Centre, Unit 2, Seapoint Business Park, Riverstown, , Tramore, X91FD9K


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Margaret Howard


086 0617072